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Webster/Choctaw/Clay Counties Tornado

 

Event Summary

Many thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted along the path of this tornado. Numerous roofs of homes were severely damaged. Numerous mobile homes were severely damaged and several mobile homes were completely destroyed. A person was fatally injured when a tree fell on a mobile home just west of  Mathiston in southeastern Webster County. Numerous barns and sheds received heavy damage or were destroyed. Numerous power poles and powerlines were down. Extensive damage occurred to a school in Cumberland and this was the basis for the EF-3 rating. It appears this tornado tracked into Chickasaw County, which is served by the National Weather Service in Memphis.

EF-3
Estimated Maximum Wind:
140 mph
Fatalities/Injuries:
Unknown number of injuries
Damage Path Length:
40 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

9 SW Eupora
2:29am

Approximate End Point/Time:

1 S McCondy  3:05am                   

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 2:30am when it was located between Stewart and Eupora. 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 -Choctaw County tornado

These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 2:54am when it was located near Mantee and Montpelier. 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 -Clay County tornado

These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 3:03am when it was located northeast of Montpelier, headed for Chickasaw 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 -Clay County tornado

 


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