March 21, 2012 Forrest County Tornado


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Event Summary


The tornado began off of Longleaf Drive with a couple of softwood trees snapped. One tree fell on a fence and damaged it. The tornado continued north to Eastabuchie Road, where a few more trees were snapped and a few shingles were torn off a roof. It crossed Eastabuchie Road and ended on the north side of the road with a few more snapped trees.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
85 mph
Damage Path Length:
3/10 mile
Maximum Path Width:
0.15 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2 miles SE of Eastabuchie
4:00pm 3/21/12

Approximate End Point/Time:
2 miles SE of Eastabuchie
4:02pm 3/21/12



Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 3:57 pm, shortly before the tornado touched down. 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 - Forrest County Tornado


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