Scott/Leake Counties Tornado


Event Summary

The tornado first touched down in a wooded area west of Highway 483 south of Ludlow downing numerous trees in a convergent pattern. As it crossed Highway 483, it destroyed a barn and downed numerous trees, at least two of which fell on homes damaging the roofs. The tornado continued northeast, downing trees and damaging a mobile home along Hillsboro-Ludlow Road. The tornado lifted as it crossed Highway 13 just nortwest of Lena, where a few trees were knocked down.

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

2 S Ludlow

Approximate End Point/Time:
1.5 NW Lena

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 11:57am as it passed just south of Ludlow. 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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