Central Leake County Tornado

Central Leake County Tornado

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Event Summary

Tornado began along East Franklin Street and tracked east along it for roughly 0.75 miles...producing significant damage to several homes and destroying outbuildings and sheds. The tornado then turned more east southeast...producing tree damage and more sporadic structural damage as it crossed Highway 16. The tornado lifted shortly thereafter...but not before seriously damaging several chicken houses.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
110 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 ENE Carthage
12:32 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
2.5 E Carthage


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm as the tornado was developing. 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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