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Western Jones County Tornado

Event Summary

This tornado developed and downed several trees along Fred Ellzey Road, and caused moderate damage to the roof of a large home north of the road. The tornado moved northeast, snapping several trees and heavily damaging an outbuilding as it crossed West Creek Road. The tornado then snapped a few trees and damaged the roof of an outbuilding just before crossing Highway 84, shortly after which it dissipated.

EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
95 mph
Fatalities/Injuries:
none
Damage Path Length:
2 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4 SE Hebron
5:03 am

Approximate End Point/Time:
4.5 ESE Hebron
5:07 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 5:02 am just moments before the tornado touched down south of Hebron. 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 - Jones County tornado

 


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