Bolivar County Tornado #2

Event Summary

The tornado started along Evans Road west-southwest of the Skene community. As it moved northeast, it crossed Highway 448 and Shaw-Skene Road, causing minor roof damage to a few homes, removing part of an awning from a home, snapped some large limbs and small trees and knocked down a few wooden power poles. The tornado reached its maximum strength as it crossed Cleveland Crossing Road, knocking down several power poles, downing some traffic signs and dropping roofing debris near the road. The tornado continued northeast, causing some shingle damage to a couple of homes along Highway 8 and snapped some large limbs. The tornado appeared to dissipate near this point just south of the Cleveland Municipal Airport.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2.5 WSW Skene

Approximate End Point/Time:

2.5 WNW Cleveland 11:16pm                   


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 11:10pm when it was located over southeastern Bolivar County. 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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