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Washington/Bolivar/Sunflower Straight Line Winds

Event Summary

A supercell thunderstorm caused a series of downbursts along its north flank from the east side of Leland to southeast of Shaw near the Frazier community. The most intense damage occurred on the east side of Leland where a large awning was blown from the back to the front parking lot of a restaurant, several large trees were blown onto homes, and shingle damage occurred to several houses. Similar intensity of damage also occurred along Highway 448 southeast of Shaw, near the Frazier community, where several wooden power poles were downed and shingle damage occurred to some homes. In between these two locations, a few spots with downed trees were observed.

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Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Fatalities/Injuries:
none
Damage Path Length:
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Maximum Path Width:
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Approximate Start Point/Time:

1.0 ESE Leland
7:25pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

3.0 SE Shaw 7:45pm                   

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the severe thunderstorm at 7:25pm when it was located over northeastern Washington County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° base velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Washington County straight line winds


These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the severe thunderstorm at 7:42pm when it was located over western Sunflower County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° base velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Sunflower County straight line winds

Damage Pictures


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