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Lowndes County EF-2 Tornado

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Event Summary
This tornado destroyed two mobile homes near the Alabama line. It also knocked down numerous trees, some of which fell onto homes and outbuildings.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 115 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 8.3 miles (in MS)
Maximum Path Width: 300 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 S Columbus
6:38 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 NE New Hope (continues into AL)
6:54 pm

Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 7:24 pm, just 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.

Radar - Lowndes County Tornado

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