Yazoo/Holmes Counties Tornado


Event Summary

This tornado caused a path of extensive downed trees along a path from U.S. Highway 49W north of Yazoo City, northeast along the west side of U.S. Highway 49E, to just northwest of the Eden Community. It caused roof damage to a home on Money Sunk Road, and also damaged the front porch of another home. The tornado then crossed Highway 49E at the Holmes County line, still snapping and uprooting numerous trees. The tornado then apparently dissipated over the Hillside National Wildlife Refuge.

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

2 N Yazoo City

Approximate End Point/Time:

2 NNE Eden   1:25am                   

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 1:15 am when it was located near Yazoo 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:

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