Gulfport, MS Tornado - March 9, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Damage Path Length:
1 mile
Maximum Path Width:
30 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
5.5 miles NNW of Long Beach, MS at 734 AM
Approximate End Point/Time:
6.5 miles NNW of Long Beach, MS at 736 AM


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Harrison County near Gulfport, MS. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds of 105 mph.

The tornado touched down along Landon Road. One house had a portion of the roof removed. A storage building was also destroyed. Several trees were uprooted or had large brances snapped off. The tornado damage path was 1 miles long and was 30 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries or deaths were reported.

Gulfport, MS tornado track of Mar 9, 2011
Surveyed damage track near Gulfport, MS  Download in KML  Disclaimer

KLIX reflectivity for Gulfport, MS tornado of 3/9/2011
KLIX WSR-88D Reflectivity of tornado that moved near Long Beach and Gulfport, MS March 9, 2011 0834 CST

KLIX Storm Relative Velocity product for Gulfport, MS tornado - 03/09/11 0543 CST
KLIX WSR-88D Storm Relative Velocity of tornado that moved near Long Beach and Gulfport, MS March 9, 2011 0834 CST



Destroyed shed and bent basketball goal

Destroyed shed and broken window of home

Garage doors blown in and roof damage to home

Trees snapped and uprooted

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