Smith/Scott/Newton Counties Tornado

Event Summary

This tornado touched down along Sun Road just south of the Scott/Smith county line, where it downed some limbs and snapped a tree. The tornado then tracked into extreme southeastern Scott County, where it uprooted and snapped numerous trees across Cox Camp Road. This was the most intense damage. The tornado continued into southwestern Newton County, downing some trees along Logan and Gordy Roads, before dissipating as it reached State Highway 505.

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

6 NNE Pineville

Approximate End Point/Time:

7 SW Newton 2:34pm                   


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 2:28pm when it was located over far southwestern Newton County. 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 - Newton County tornado is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.