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Leflore County Straight Line Wind Damage

Event Summary

Straight line winds caused a swath of sporadic trees snapped and large limbs broken. Shingles were taken off of an old church on County Road 37, as well as off of a store on Highway 49. Three mobile homes lost skirting with one having the roof peeled off. Estimated winds were 75 mph with the swath being roughly 500 yards wide.  

Straight Line Winds
Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Fatalities/Injuries:
none
Damage Path Length:
2 miles
Maximum Path Width:
500 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 SW Minter City      6:10am

Approximate End Point/Time:

1 SW Minter City  6:13am                   

Event Summary

Straight line winds estimated to be 80 mph caused a power pole to lean. A home had half of the shingles torn off and the roof lifted. Damage to a shed also occurred.

Straight Line Winds
Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Fatalities/Injuries:
none
Damage Path Length:
N/A
Maximum Path Width:
N/A
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 NW Schlater        6:04am

Approximate End Point/Time:

                  

 

 Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the severe thunderstorm at 6:09am. Strong winds were associated with this thunderstorm which were enough to cause straight line wind damage. 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.

Radar -Leflore County Straight Line Winds


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