December 25, 2012 Lauderdale County Tornado

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Event Summary

The tornado touched down on County Road 356 producing minor roof damage to a couple of homes. As the tornado continued to the northeast, a tin roof was peeled back on a home on MS Highway 145 and a fence was blown over at a residence. The tornado uprooted a few trees along the path. The tornado finally ended near MS Highway 145 and US Highway 45 as it caused minor roof damage to a residence.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 80 mph
Casualties: None
Damage Path Length: 2.3 miles
Maximum Path Width: 50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

9.5 SSW Meridian
4:35 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

7.6 S Meridian
4:37 pm


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 4:34 pm as it was about to touch down just north of the Clarke/Lauderdale County border. 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 - Lauderdale County Tornado


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