East Carroll Parish Tornado

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Event Summary

The tornado appears to have started in an open field just west of U.S. Highway 65, about 2 miles northwest of the Sondheimer community. As it crossed Highway 65 near the intersection of Henderson Loop Road, it destroyed a large farm outbuilding, downed a couple of power poles, and caused some minor damage to some nearby structures. The tornado continued east northeast along the north side of Henderson Loop Road, and snapped a large tree and caused shingle damage to two homes near the intersection with Sand Field Road. The tornado then turned a bit more toward the north along that road, causing some minor tree damage before dissipating.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 95 mph
Casualties: 0
Damage Path Length: 2.5 miles
Maximum Path Width: 75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2 NW Sondheimer
5:19 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

2 NNE Sondheimer
5:23 pm


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 5:18 pm as the storm was moving to the south of Sondheimer in East Carroll Parish. 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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