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Event Summary

Significant severe weather affected portions of central Mississippi, southeastern Arkansas, and northeastern Louisiana on Friday. Several tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, and large hail were reported across several areas. Tornadoes have been confirmed in Attala, Clarke, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Issaquena, Jasper, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin, Scott, and Smith counties. Straight line wind damage was confirmed in Leflore and Simpson counties. In addition, significant flash flooding occurred over northern portions of central Mississippi.

Survey Information - Click on the location in the table for additional maps and details

Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Injuries
Path Length Path Width
Leflore County
5 NW Schlater
6:04 am Straight Line Wind
80 mph
0 injuries N/A N/A
Leflore County
3 SW Minter City to 1 SW Minter City
6:10 am-
6:13 am
Straight Line Wind
75 mph
0 injuries 2 mi 500 yds
Issaquena County
3.2 NNE Mayersville to 3.8 NE Mayersville
6:26 am -
6:27 am
EF-0 Tornado
80 mph
0 injuries 1 mi 75 yds
Hinds County (Clinton/Jackson)
4.5 SW Clinton to 2 SE Ridgeland
10:51 am -
11:17 am
EF-3 Tornado
140 mph
10 injuries 17 mi 3/10 mi
Madison/Rankin counties (Reservoir)
2.5 E Ridgeland to 2.5 WSW Goshen Springs
11:22 am-
11:35 am
EF-1 Tornado
90 mph
0 injuries 8 mi 200 yds
Rankin County
1.5 SW Sand Hill to 5 SW Ludlow
11:43 am -
11:53 am
EF-1 Tornado
95 mph
none 7.5 mi 200 yds
Scott/Leake counties
2 S Ludlow to 1.5 NW Lena
11:58 am -
12:07 pm
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
none 6.5 mi 200 yds
Neshoba/Kemper counties
3.5 ESE Tucker to 6.5 E Scooba
12:53 pm -
1:45 pm
EF-3 Tornado
140 mph
at least 5 injuries 38.5 mi 3/4 mi
Copiah County
4 SSE Hazlehurst to 5 SE Hazlehurst
1:39 pm -
1:40 pm
EF-0 Tornado
80 mph
none 1 mi 200 yds
Rankin/Smith counties
2 SE Puckett to 5 E Puckett
1:47 pm -
1:52 pm
EF-1 Tornado
90 mph
none 3.7 mi 100 yds
Holmes County
5.6 SSE Lexington to 5.5 W Durant
1:54 pm -
2:01 pm
EF-1 Tornado
105 mph
none 5.6 mi 150 yds
Simpson County
Mendenhall area
2:15 pm -
2:30 pm
Straight Line Wind
85 mph
none NA 2-2.5 mi
Attala County
1 SW Possumneck to 2 E Possumneck
2:22 pm -
2:25 pm
EF-2 Tornado
120 mph
2 injuries 3 mi 200 yds
Smith/Scott/Newton counties
6 NNE Pineville to 7 SW Newton
2:23 pm -
2:34 pm
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
none 6.7 mi 150 yds
Attala County
3 E Hesterville to 6 NW Ethel
2:33 pm -
2:38 pm
EF-0 Tornado
75 mph
none 4 mi 75 yds
Jasper County
3.5 NE Bay Springs to 5 NE Bay Springs
3:04 pm -
3:06 pm
EF-1 Tornado
90 mph
none 1.5 mi 1/4 mi
Clarke County
11 ENE Quitman to 15.5 ENE Quitman
4:08 pm -
4:14 pm
EF-1 Tornado
110 mph
none 4.5 mi 3/10 mi
Jasper County
2.8 NE Bay Springs to 4.8 NE Bay Springs
4:59 pm -
5:02 pm
EF-1 Tornado
90 mph
none 2 mi 1/2 mi

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Rainfall Information

Storm total rainfall was generally 1-2 inches across much of the area. However, higher amounts up to 7-8 inches fell across the northeast portions of the area. This was due to storms that moved through early in the day and again later in the afternoon.

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