Copiah County Tornado

Event Summary

This tornado downed a number of trees and large limbs in a convergent pattern along James Road and Tillmantown Lane. Straight line winds estimated at 80 mph associated with this storm uprooted and snapped a number of trees on Monticello Road, including downing trees which landed on two vehicles.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
1 miles
Maximum Path Width:
200 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4 SSE Hazlehurst

Approximate End Point/Time:

5 SE Hazlehurst

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 1:38pm just before a tornado touched down southeast of Hazlehurst. 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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