Banner photo: Lightning in Starkville, courtesy Allen Gresham

Marion County EF-0 Tornado

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Event Summary

Multiple trees were downed or snapped along Highway 98 at Friendship Church Road in a manner consistent with tornadic damage.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
1/4 mile
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 E Columbia
7:48 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 E Columbia
7:48 pm



Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 7:50 pm shortly after the tornado lifted. 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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