Banner photo: Lightning in Starkville, courtesy Allen Gresham

Southwest Jones County EF-1 Tornado

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

Event Summary

Upon the southwest to northeast path of this tornado there was significant damage to the roofs of 5 chicken houses, heavy damage to a large metal shed, minor damage to a single family dwelling, and destruction to a porch on a mobile home. Many trees were snapped and uprooted along the entire path of the tornado.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
4.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
6 WSW Moselle
9:28 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 W Moselle
9:35 pm



Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 9:28 pm as it tracked just west of the Pine Belt airport. 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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