Rankin County Tornado

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

Event Summary

This tornado completely destroyed one chicken house, heavily damaged another chicken house, and snapped a tree along Gaddis Myers Road.

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

6 W Polkville

Approximate End Point/Time:
5.5 W Polkville



Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 2:51am just minutes before the tornado began. 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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