Attala County Tornadoes

Possumneck Tornado

Event Summary

This strong tornado touched down along County Road 3011 in the Possumneck community and immediately produced significant damage. A mobile home was completely obliterated with the remains of the structure scattered for 150 yards. Two men were seriously injured at this location with each thrown 75 yards. The tornado continued to the northeast and cross MS Highway 19 before lifting. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. The total path length was 3 miles. As a side note, this tornado occurred within the damage path of the long track tornado from April 24, 2010.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
120 mph
2 injuries
Damage Path Length:
3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
200 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1 SW Possumneck

Approximate End Point/Time:
2 E Possumneck


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar at 2:24pm show a well defined hook echo and very strong circulation as the tornadic thunderstorm moved through the Possumneck area just west of Hesterville. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

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