Bolivar County Tornado

Bolivar County Tornado

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Event Summary

Concentrated damage occurred along a short path length northeast of Shelby. One mobile home was destroyed with heavy damage occurring to a few other homes and buildings. A radio tower was snapped and a grain silo destroyed. In addition, several sheds were destroyed and multiple power poles snapped.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.25 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3.5 NE Shelby
Approximate End Point/Time:
4.75 NE Shelby


Radar Imagery
These images from the Memphis, TN Doppler radar show the storm just after the tornado had lifted northeast of Shelby. 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.

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