March 21, 2012 Warren County Tornado


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Event Summary

This tornado touched down near the Army Corps of Engineers Experimental Station where it peeled part of a metal roof off a building and overturned a trailer. The tornado then moved along Porters Chapel Road, where it knocked down trees and overturned a single wide mobile home. The tornado then weakened, but knocked down a few more trees in the Lakewood subdivision. It lifted as it left the subdivision.

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

2 Miles SSE of Vicksburg
11:11 am 3/21/12

Approximate End Point/Time:
1.5 Miles E of Vicksburg
11:13 am 3/21/12



Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 11:11 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 - Warren County Tornado


Damage Photos
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