Ocean Springs, MS Tornado - April 4, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
200 yards
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
5.5 miles E of Ocean Springs, MS at 845 PM
Approximate End Point/Time:
6 miles E of Ocean Springs, MS at 847 PM


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Jackson County near the city of Ocean Springs. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated a EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds of 90 mph.

The tornado touched down in a field just west of Highway 57 and lifted just east of Highway 57. Metal roofing was peeled off of a couple of metal commercial buildings in the Fountainbleau area. Windows were blown out of two homes and a large section of two fences was blown down. Several trees were also snapped. The tornado damage path was 200 yards long and was 75 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries were reported.

Ocean Springs, MS tornado track of April 4, 2011
Surveyed damage track in Ocean Springs, LA  Download in KML  Disclaimer

KLIX reflectivity for Ocean Springs, MS tornado of 4/4/2011
KLIX WSR-88D Reflectivity for Ocean Springs, MS tornado at 850 PM CDT 4/4/2011

KLIX Storm Relative Velocity product for Ocean Springs, MS tornado - 04/04/11 850 PM CDT
KLIX WSR-88D Storm Relative Velocity at maximum intensity at 850 PM CDT 4/4/2011



Snapped tree

Fences blown down

Snapped tree

Fence blown down and tree snapped

Portion of metal roof peeled off

Portion of roof removed and garage door damaged

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