Sharkey County Tornado

Click on map above to see entire damage point notation and damage pictures at select points.

Event Summary

This brief tornado touched in an open field west northwest of Nitta Yuma then tracked east northeastward. It then crossed U.S. Highway 61 between the Nitta Yuma community and MS Highway 434. The tornado was captured on video as it crossed the highway. No damage occurred.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 75 mph
Casualties: 0
Damage Path Length: 1.5 miles
Maximum Path Width: 50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1 WNW Nitta Yuma
5:21 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

1 NE Nitta Yuma
5:23 pm


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 5:23 pm as the tornado was occurring near Nitta Yuma. 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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