Lauderdale County Tornado


Event Summary

This was a rather weak tornado that started just northwest of the Nellieburg Community. The damage was the most severe here where minor roof damage occurred to a few homes and several pines and hardwoods were uprooted. Most of the tin roof of a barn was removed here, and a large part of a large oak tree fell on a mobile home. As the tornado tracked northeast, it weakened and only a few trees were blown down. Just before it dissispated a little north of the Marion Community, minor roof damage(mostly lost shingles) occurred to 8 homes and there were also a few small pine trees blown down.

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

7.5 NW Meridian

Approximate End Point/Time:

9 N Meridian  5:59pm                   

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 5:50 pm when it was located to the northwest of the Nelliebeg Community. 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 -Lauderdale County tornado

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