Noxubee County Tornado



Event Summary

This tornado touched down off Macedonia Cemetery Road and downed a couple of trees and snapped some limbs off others. It then moved across an open field and turned over an irrigation pivot system. The tornado then crossed Buggs Ferry Road and tore down a small grain bin and downed several trees. It then remained over mostly open fields, but continued to down/snap trees. Several of these fields had young corn growing and where the tornado passed, the corn plants had the leaves shredded. Another irrigation system was turned over off Buggs Ferry Road. West of Deerbrook Road, a tall grain silo was damaged. Just before the tornado crossed Deerbrook, a farm was damaged. Two large empty grain bins were destroyed along with a few smaller ones damaged. Four metal sheds sustained minor damage to the doors and roof. A radio tower collapsed as well along with a few trees snapped. The tornado continued northeast and crossed Highway 388 at the intersection of Highway 792 and downed several more trees before dissipating north of Highway 388.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
110 mph
Damage Path Length:
9 miles
Maximum Path Width:
500 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3.6 NE Macon

Approximate End Point/Time:

4.5 W Bigbee Valley   3:29pm                   

Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 3:19 pm when it was located northeast of Macon. 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 -Noxubee County tornado

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