Attala County Tornado


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Event Summary

The tornado touched down in a field and moved northeast destroying an old barn, uprooting a few trees, and snapping large limbs off of a few other trees as it crossed a field. The tornado lifted just before crossing County Road 5055, about 3 miles north of Zama.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
95 mph
Damage Path Length:
1 mile
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2.5 NNW Zama

Approximate End Point/Time:

3.0 N Zama  2:20am                   

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 2:19am when it tracking just to the southeast of Kosciusko. 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 -Grenada County tornado

Damage Photos
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