Leflore County Tornado


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Event Summary

The tornado touched down in a field and snapped trees and limbs in a rural part of the county. It began in Tallahathie County and tracked across parts of Leflore County and then back into Tallahatchie County.

Tallahatchie County is serviced by the Memphis, TN Weather Forecast Office.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4 ENE Minter City

Approximate End Point/Time:

7.5 ENE Minter City

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 1:15 am when it tracking just to the southeast of Minter City. 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

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