March 21, 2012 Claiborne-Warren County Tornado


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Event Summary

This tornado first touched down in northern Claiborne County downing trees along Floyd Road. It then crossed the Big Black River into southern Warren County. It impacted a hunting camp, destroying 2 mobile homes, snapping 4 power poles and snapping numerous trees.  It then moved across Gullett Road where it destroyed 3 large outbuildings, heavily damaged the roof of a brick home, and snapped numerous trees.  The tornado next crossed Campbell Swamp Road where it reached its maximum width and snapped hundreds of trees. The tornado then moved nearly parallel to Price Hill Road again snapping and uprooting many trees. One of the trees fell on a house causing significant damage. The tornado continued downing more trees, but then lifted as it crossed Jeff Davis Road.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
120 mph
Damage Path Length:
10 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1/2 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

8.5 Miles NNE of Port Gibson
10:51 am 3/21/12

Approximate End Point/Time:
8 Miles S of Vicksburg
11:01 am 3/21/12



Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 10:58 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 - Claiborne-Warren County Tornado


Damage Photos
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