Montgomery/Choctaw Counties Tornado


Event Summary

The tornado touched down just west of the Poplar Creek Community and headed off to the northeast. Thousands of trees were snapped off and uprooted. A few trees fell on homes, sheds and small barns causing substantial damage. One power pole was snapped and some trees fell across powerlines.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
Damage Path Length:
11.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1.75 W Poplar Creek

Approximate End Point/Time:

10 ENE Poplar Creek  2:28am                   


Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 2:17am when it was located south of Kilmichael. 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.

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