May 25, 2011 Delta Severe Thunderstorms

Storm Survey Information

Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Injuries
Path Length Path Width
Ashley/Chicot counties
2.5 N Portland to 6 NE Portland
8:37 pm-
8:43 pm
EF-2 Tornado
115 mph
none 6.25 mi 2/10 mi
Chicot County
Lake Village area
around
8:55 pm
Straight-line winds
70-80 mph
none N/A N/A
Washington County
Greenville area
around
9:10 pm
Straight-line winds
70-80 mph
none N/A N/A

Ashley/Chicot County EF-2 Tornado
2.5 N Portland to 6 NE Portland

Along the tornado path, 10 power poles were snapped, several irrigation pivots were overturned, several homes suffered minor roof damage, a carport was destroyed, tin was taken off numerous outbuildings, and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted.

Lake Village Straight-line Winds
Lake Village/Lake Chicot area

In addition to the tornado, the survey team examined damage in the area around Lake Village and along Lake Chicot. It was determined that this damage, primarily downed trees and power lines, was straight-line winds on the order of 70 to 80 mph.

Greenville Straight-line Winds
Between Greenville and Wayside to near Tribbett

Additional damage occurred around Greenville, and was also found to be straight-line winds around 70 to 80 mph. Many trees and limbs were brought down but the damage was scattered in nature. Also, several power poles were snapped but the wood on some of the poles was rotten.

 

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 8:42 pm on May 25th as the tornado was crossing from Ashley into Chicot County. 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 - Ashley and Chicot County Tornado

 

These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the thunderstorm at 8:56 pm on May 25th after the tornado had lifted. At this time, 70-80 mph winds were producing damage in the vicinity of Lake Village and Lake Chicot. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° base velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

 

Radar - Chicot County Storm

 

These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the thunderstorm at 9:14 pm on May 25th. At this time, 70-80 mph winds were producing damage across central Washington County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° base velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

 

Radar - Washington County Storm

Damage Photos


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