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Lowndes County EF-1 Tornado

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

Event Summary
This tornado caused damage to a speedway track and the roofs of several homes. Numerous trees were downed. The track continued into Alabama.

Rating:
(Click for EF Scale)
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 105 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: 0
Damage Path Length: 1.9 miles in Mississippi
Maximum Path Width: 100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 SSE Steens
6:18 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 SE Steens but continues into Alabama
6:21 pm

Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 6:18 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 - Simpson County Tornado


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