Sunflower County Tornado



Event Summary

Numerous trees were blown down along with a large portion of the roof taken off a home. Numerous outbuildings and barns damaged or destroyed. Several mobile homes were damaged either from trees falling on them or from the wind. One mobile home was destroyed and the frame was wrapped around a tree. A store(structure was like a mobile home) was destroyed along with several homes suffering major roof damage. A 100 ft. antenna was bent over and a second antenna was down and bent. 15 power poles were snapped along the path as well.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
125 mph
3 injuries
Damage Path Length:
11 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1/4 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 W Sunflower

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 ENE Doddsville   12:56am                   

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 12:47 am when it was located near Sunflower. 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 -Sunflower County tornado

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