Holmes County Tornado

Event Summary

This tornado began by downing some trees and snapping large limbs along Yates and Springhill Roads. It began to intensify as it crossed State Highway 17, snapping numerous pines along the highway. As it reached the intersection of Castalian Springs and Owens Cutoff Roads it reached its most intense, snapping and uprooting numerous hardwood and softwood trees into the road. The tornado continued northeast along Castalian Springs Road, downing numerous trees, before gradually weakening and dissipating before reaching Teal Road.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Damage Path Length:
5.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5.6 SSE Lexington

Approximate End Point/Time:

5.5 W Durant 2:01pm                   


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 1:56pm when it was located south of Lexington. 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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