March 21, 2012 Jefferson County Tornado


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Event Summary


The tornado affected rural Jefferson County…snapping numerous pine trees and uprooting oak trees.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
94 mph
Damage Path Length:
3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1/10 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1 Mile E McNair
10:23 am 3/21/12

Approximate End Point/Time:
3 Miles SE of Fayette
10:29 am 3/21/12



Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 10:25 am on March 21st. 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 - Jefferson County Tornado


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