February 24th, 2011 Severe Weather

A powerful storm system brought two rounds of significant weather to the Midsouth between Wednesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 24, 2011.  The first round occurred late Wednesday as a warm front stalled near I-40.  Widespread showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rain trained over far northeast Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, and northwest Tennessee for much of Wednesday night.  This resulted in 3 to 5 inches of rain and areas of flash flooding from around Walnut Ridge eastward across northwest Tennessee. 

The stalled front was associated with a developing low pressure system in the southern Rockies.  This system continued to develop as it propagated east across Oklahoma Thursday morning, central Arkansas Thursday afternoon, along I-40 in the Midsouth Thursday evening, and into central Kentucky by late Thursday night.  Throughout much of the day, the front remained nearly stationary and was the boundary between temperatures in the 60s and 70s south and 40s and 50s north. 

A strong southerly flow south of the front allowed dew points to rise into the low and mid 60s as colder air aloft began to push overhead.  This created an unstable situation and set the stage for a severe weather event Thursday evening.  As the system approached and lift increased, a quasi-linear line of severe thunderstorms (QLCS) developed along and ahead of a strong cold front Thursday afternoon across Arkansas and Louisiana.  This line of severe storms tracked east across the Midsouth Thursday evening.  Because winds were very strong just above the surface, embedded bowing segments within the line produced significant wind damage with some winds topping off at speeds between 60 and 100 mph.  According to a severe weather spotter near Henderson, TN, the line produced estimated wind speeds around 100 mph as it passed through.  A measured gust of 64 mph also occurred at the Jackson, TN ASOS station, later causing it to fail.

National Weather Service damage survey teams were dispatched Friday.  One EF-2 tornado was confirmed in Parsons, TN with maximum estimated winds of 120 mph.  The rest of the damage was the result of straight-line winds generally between 70 and 95 mph.  A summary of the findings are listed below the total rainfall map.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.  Please check back frequently!

Click for a national storm damage map from SPC

 Below is a radar estimated total rainfall map for the combined period of February 23 and 24th.

Radar estimated total rainfall map of February 23 and 24.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1046 PM CST FRI FEB 25 2011

...PRELIMINARY STORM REPORT FROM HENRY COUNTY TENNESSEE...

* LOCATION: RUSSWOOD SHORES AREA NEAR KENTUCKY LAKE.

* TIME OF EVENT: FEB 24 2011 AT 8:30 PM CST

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70-75 MPH

* INJURIES: NONE

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS MOVED THROUGH
EXTREME NORTHEAST HENRY COUNTY. TREE DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG EAST
ANTIOCH ROAD AND IN THE RUSSWOOD SHORES AREA NEAR KENTUCKY LAKE.
ONE TREE FELL ONTO A HOME CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. OTHER
HOMES RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE FROM DEBRIS AND STRAIGHT LINE WIND.
ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS ARE BETWEEN 70 AND 75 MPH. NO INDICATIONS
OF A TORNADO WERE FOUND IN THIS AREA.



...PRELIMINARY SUMMARY FROM POINSETT AND MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES...

* LOCATIONS: MCCORMICK...MARKED TREE...LEPANTO AND WEST RIDGE IN ARKANSAS

* TIME OF EVENT: FEB 24 2011 BETWEEN 6:05 PM CST AND 6:25 PM CST

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85-95 MPH

* INJURIES: NONE

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS MOVED THROUGH
EASTERN POINSETT AND WESTERN MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES. MCCORMICK WAS
THE FIRST TOWN TO RECEIVE DAMAGE AT AROUND 6:05 PM CST.
ESTIMATED WIND GUSTS AT 80 MPH RESULTED IN 15 TO 20 POWER LINE
POLES DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 214 JUST EAST OF MCCORMICK. ISOLATED
TREE DAMAGE WAS FOUND AT VARIOUS SPOTS ALONG THE PATH OF THIS
STORM. THE WORST DAMAGE WAS FOUND NEAR THE TOWN OF WEST RIDGE.
POWER LINE POLES WERE DOWN...A FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED AND A
CINDER BLOCK GARAGE WAS DESTROYED WITH THE METAL ROOFING BLOWN
OVER 200 YARDS FROM THE BUILDING. IN ADDITION...A STORAGE
BUILDING RECEIVED DAMAGE TO THE SIDING AND A BARN LOST SOME
SHINGLES. NO TORNADO DAMAGE WAS FOUND AS A RESULT OF THESE
STORMS.



...PRELIMINARY SUMMARY FROM LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN TENNESSEE...

* LOCATIONS: GATES AND RIPLEY

* TIME OF EVENT: FEB 24 2011 BETWEEN 7:05 PM AND 7:15 PM

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80-90 MPH

* INJURIES: NONE

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS MOVED THROUGH
EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST LAUDERDALE COUNTY. THIS IS THE SAME
STORM THAT PRODUCED DAMAGE ACROSS POINSETT AND MISSISSIPPI
COUNTIES IN ARKANSAS. A TREE OR TWO WAS DOWN IN THE TOWN OF
RIPLEY. THE TOWN OF GATES RECEIVED DAMAGE AS THE STORM CONTINUED
NORTHEAST. DAMAGE WAS FOUND TO TREES AND FENCES IN GATES. POWER
LINE POLES WERE ALSO DOWN IN THE TOWN.



...PRELIMINARY SUMMARY FROM CRITTENDEN AND SHELBY COUNTIES...

* COUNTIES: CRITTENDEN IN ARKANSAS...SHELBY IN TENNESSEE

* LOCATIONS: CRAWFORDSVILLE...MARION...MILLINGTON...AND BARTLETT

* TIME OF EVENT: FEB 24 2011 BETWEEN 6:30 PM AND 7:05 PM

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85-95 MPH

* INJURIES: NONE

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS MOVED THROUGH
EASTERN CRITTENDEN AND NORTHERN SHELBY COUNTY. THE PATH OF
DAMAGE BEGAN NEAR THE TOWN OF CRAWFORDSVILLE. SEVERAL TREES WERE
DOWN OR SUFFERED LIMB DAMAGE. SHINGLES OR METAL ROOFING WAS
RIPPED OFF SEVERAL STRUCTURES. SEVERAL PICKUP TRUCKS AND LARGE
TRACTORS FOR FARMING HAD BROKEN WINDOWS. WINDS IN THIS AREA WERE
ESTIMATED AT AROUND 80 TO 85 MPH. WIND DAMAGE WAS ALSO FOUND AT
THE DELTA ACRES SUBDIVISION LOCATED 5 MILES NORTH OF MARION
ALONG HIGHWAY 77. SEVERAL TREES AND FENCES WERE BROKEN OR DOWN
IN THIS AREA. SIDING AND SHINGLES WERE OFF OF ALMOST ALL THE
HOUSES IN THIS SUBDIVISION. WINDS IN THIS LOCATION WERE
ESTIMATED AT 70 TO 80 MPH. THE STORM CONTINUED TO MOVE EAST AND
CROSSED THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED NEAR
MEEMAN-SHELBY FOREST STATE PARK. POWERLINES WERE DOWN...TREES
AND A METAL SHED WERE ALSO DAMAGED. A SMALL PLANE WAS FLIPPED
OVER AT THE CHARLES W BAKER AIRPORT AND A NEARBY FIRE DEPARTMENT
SUSTAINED SOME ROOF DAMAGE. WIND SPEEDS IN THIS AREA WERE
ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH. THE STORM ENTERED MILLINGTON AT AROUND 6:55
PM...PRODUCING TREE AND SHINGLE DAMAGE ACROSS THE CITY. TREES
AND POWERLINES WERE SNAPPED ALONG NAVY ROAD AND SINGLETON ROAD
ON THE NAVAL BASE. WIND SPEEDS IN MILLINGTON WERE ESTIMATED AT
85 TO 95 MPH. SHINGLE DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED ACROSS BARTLETT.
WIND SPEEDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 60 TO 70 MPH. NO TORNADO DAMAGE WAS
NOTED IN THE DAMAGE ALONG THIS STORM PATH.



...PRELIMINARY EF-2 TORNADO IN DECATUR COUNTY TENNESSEE...

* LOCATION/TIME OF EVENT: BEGAN AT APPROXIMATELY 8:30 PM CST AND
CROSSED THE TENNESSEE RIVER BY 8:45 PM CST

* BEGINNING POINT: 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF PARSONS TENNESSEE

* ENDING POINT: CHEROKEE LANDING AREA AT THE TENNESSEE RIVER

* RATING: EF-2

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH

* PATH LENGTH: 12 MILES

* MAXIMUM WIDTH: 400 YARDS

* FATALITIES: 0

* INJURIES: 0

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: SCATTERED DAMAGE WAS FOUND THROUGH FOREST
AND PASTURE LAND WITH LARGE TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. MAJOR
DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED TO A MOBILE HOME IN THE FIVE FORKS AREA. A
LARGE GRAIN BIN WAS TOSSED 50 YARDS AND DESTROYED AS WELL AS
MINOR DAMAGE TO HOMES AND TREES IN THE BIBLE HILL AREA. SEVERAL
TOMBSTONES WERE ALSO OVERTURNED AND DAMAGED IN BIBLE HILL. THE
MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED ON BLUE BIRD CIRCLE AT THE LICK
CREEK INLET. 8 HOMES SUSTAINED ENOUGH DAMAGE TO RENDER THEM
UNINHABITABLE ALONG WITH DAMAGE TO PRIVATE BOAT DOCKS AND
PONTOON BOATS. A ROOF TO A FLOATING BOAT DOCK WAS LIFTED OFF OF
ITS FOUNDATION AND TOSSED APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF MILE ACROSS THE
INLET AND DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO HOUSES AND BUSINESSES WERE
ESTIMATED AT 1.285 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WISHES TO EXPRESS ITS APPRECIATION
TO DECATUR COUNTY EMA KEVIN CAGLE AND MARK HOLLOMAN OF THE
TENNESSEE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN
CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY.

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
342 AM CST SAT FEB 26 2011

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0605 PM TSTM WND GST MC CORMICK 35.60N 90.58W
02/24/2011 E95.00 MPH POINSETT AR NWS STORM SURVEY

DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS MOVED THROUGH EASTERN
POINSETT AND WESTERN MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES AND THE CITIES
OF MCCORMICK...MARKED TREE...LEPANTO...AND WEST RIDGE
BETWEEN 605 PM AND 625 PM. MCCORMICK WAS THE FIRST TOWN
TO RECEIVE DAMAGE AROUND 605 PM WITH POWER POLES DOWN.
THE WORST DAMAGE WAS FOUND NEAR THE TOWN OF WEST RIDGE.
POWER LINES AND TREES WERE DOWN...AND A CINDER BLOCK
GARAGE WAS DESTROYED WITH THE METAL ROOF BLOWN 200 YDS.
STORAGE BUILDING ALSO DAMAGED. ESTIMATED WIND 85-95 MPH.

0630 PM TSTM WND GST CRAWFORDSVILLE 35.23N 90.33W
02/24/2011 E95.00 MPH CRITTENDEN AR NWS STORM SURVEY

DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS MOVED THROUGH EASTERN
CRITTENDEN AND NORTHERN SHELBY COUNTY. TREE...POWER
LINE...AND SOME MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED
BEGINNING IN CRAWFORDSVILLE ARKANSAS AT 630 PM AND
CONTINUED THROUGH MARION...MILLINGTON...BARTLETT...TOWARD
ARLINGTON BY 705 PM. THE MOST SEVERE DAMAGE OCCURRED IN
MILLINGTON NEAR THE NAVAL BASE WITH ESTIMATED 85-95 MPH
WINDS.

0705 PM TSTM WND GST RIPLEY 35.75N 89.53W
02/24/2011 E90.00 MPH LAUDERDALE TN NWS STORM SURVEY

DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS MOVED THROUGH EAST CENTRAL
AND NORTHEAST LAUDERDALE COUNTY. THIS IS THE SAME STORM
THAT PRODUCED DAMAGE ACROSS POINSETT AND MISSISSIPPI
COUNTIES IN ARKANSAS. A TREE OR TWO WAS DOWN IN THE TOWN
OF RIPLEY. THE TOWN OF GATES RECEIVED DAMAGE AS THE STORM
CONTINUED NORTHEAST. DAMAGE WAS FOUND TO TREES AND POWER
LINES. ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 80-90 MPH.

0823 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 NW DARDEN 35.66N 88.27W
02/24/2011 HENDERSON TN EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN ON CORINTH ROAD NORTHWEST OF
DARDEN. A CARPORT WAS CAVED IN DAMAGING A PICKUP TRUCK
AND A SHED WAS DESTROYED. A TREE LANDED ON A HOUSE AND A
ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A BARN.

0825 PM HAIL JACKS CREEK 35.47N 88.53W
02/24/2011 E0.75 INCH CHESTER TN PUBLIC

0830 PM TSTM WND GST 3 WSW PARIS LANDING STA 36.42N 88.13W
02/24/2011 E75.00 MPH HENRY TN NWS STORM SURVEY

TREE DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG EAST ANTIOCH ROAD AND IN THE
RUSSWOOD SHORES AREA NEAR KENTUCKY LAKE. ONE TREE FELL
ONTO A HOME CUASING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. OTHER HOMES
RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE FROM DEBRIS AND STRAIGHT LINE
WINDS. ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS WERE BETWEEN 70 AND 75 MPH.


0830 PM TORNADO 2 NW PARSONS 35.67N 88.15W
02/24/2011 F2 DECATUR TN NWS STORM SURVEY

TORNADO BEGAN 2 MILES NORTHEST OF PARSONS AT 830 PM AND
CONTINUED TO THE CHEROKEE LANDING AREA AT THE TENNESSEE
RIVER BY 845 PM. ESTIMATED WINDS WERE 120 MPH...PATH
LENGTH WAS 12 MILES...AND MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS 400 YARDS.
MAJOR DAMAGE TO A MOBILE HOME IN THE FIVE FORKS AREA.
LARGE GRAIN BIN TOSSED 50 YDS. MINOR DAMAGE TO TREES AND
HOMES...WITH TOMBSTONES TURNED OVER IN BIBLE HILL AREA. 8
HOMES SUSTAINED SEVERE DAMAGE ON BLUE BIRD CIRCLE.
ESTIMATED DAMAGE COST 1.285 MILLION DOLLARS.

0700 AM FLASH FLOOD CARUTHERSVILLE 36.18N 89.67W
02/24/2011 PEMISCOT MO CO-OP OBSERVER

2.5 INCHES OF RAIN

0700 AM FLASH FLOOD BLACK ROCK 36.11N 91.11W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR CO-OP OBSERVER

3.61 INCHES OF RAIN.

0700 AM FLASH FLOOD WALNUT RIDGE 36.07N 90.96W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR CO-OP OBSERVER

2.53 INCHES OF RAIN.

0730 AM FLASH FLOOD BLACK ROCK 36.11N 91.11W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR EMERGENCY MNGR

COUNTY ROAD 210 CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.

0730 AM FLASH FLOOD KENNETT 36.24N 90.05W
02/24/2011 DUNKLIN MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

HIGHWAY Y BETWEEN KENNETT AND CARUTH IS FLOODED ALONG

WITH HIGHWAY 164 IN HORNERSVILLE AND HIGHWAY P IN SENATH.

0753 AM FLASH FLOOD WALNUT RIDGE 36.07N 90.96W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR EMERGENCY MNGR

THE SOUTH END OF POCOHONTAS ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED DUE TO
FLOODING.

0807 AM FLASH FLOOD WALNUT RIDGE 36.07N 90.96W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR EMERGENCY MNGR

FLOODING HAS CLOSED FREE STREET BETWEEN 3RD STREET AND
4TH STREET.

0810 AM FLASH FLOOD WALNUT RIDGE 36.07N 90.96W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR EMERGENCY MNGR

FLOODING HAS CLOSED PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA STREET,
ALABAMA STREET, AND TENNESSEE STREET.

0500 PM FLASH FLOOD WALNUT RIDGE 36.07N 90.96W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR TRAINED SPOTTER

SEVERAL COUNTY ROADS CLOSED NEAR HWY 228 AND HWY 63

0500 PM FLASH FLOOD MAYNARD 36.42N 90.90W
02/24/2011 RANDOLPH AR TRAINED SPOTTER

FLASH FLOODING OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS REPORTED.

0530 PM FLASH FLOOD PARAGOULD 36.06N 90.51W
02/24/2011 GREENE AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

COUNTY ROAD 138 IS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. LOW WATER
CROSSINGS IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF LAWRENCE COUNTY ARE
ALL UNDERWATER.

0540 PM TSTM WND DMG 8 N HAYTI 36.35N 89.75W
02/24/2011 PEMISCOT MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

VEHICLES PUSHED OFF ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF I-55
AND HWY A 3 MILES EAST OF WARDELL

0550 PM TSTM WND DMG WHEATLEY 34.92N 91.11W
02/24/2011 ST. FRANCIS AR TRAINED SPOTTER

30 FOOT TALL TREE BLOWN OVER...TOP OF A PINE TREE
MISSING...POWER OUT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE
78 AND US-70

0600 PM TSTM WND DMG CALDWELL 35.08N 90.82W
02/24/2011 ST. FRANCIS AR EMERGENCY MNGR

HOME WITH TREE BRANCHES THROUGH THE ROOF

0600 PM FLASH FLOOD CORNING 36.41N 90.59W
02/24/2011 CLAY AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

3RD STREET...LAUREL STREET...AND CRAFTON STREET CLOSED BY
FLOODING. SOME SANDBAGGING OCCURRING NEAR HOMES.

0600 PM TSTM WND DMG MADISON 35.02N 90.73W
02/24/2011 ST. FRANCIS AR EMERGENCY MNGR

HOME WITH TREE BRANCHES THROUGH THE ROOF

0600 PM TSTM WND DMG FORREST CITY 35.01N 90.79W
02/24/2011 ST. FRANCIS AR EMERGENCY MNGR

HOME WITH TREE BRANCHES THROUGH THE ROOF

0613 PM FUNNEL CLOUD MARKED TREE 35.53N 90.42W
02/24/2011 POINSETT AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

0613 PM TSTM WND DMG MARKED TREE 35.53N 90.42W
02/24/2011 POINSETT AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

ROOF TAKEN OFF OF A BUILDING IN MARKED TREE

0615 PM TSTM WND DMG FORREST CITY 35.01N 90.79W
02/24/2011 ST. FRANCIS AR EMERGENCY MNGR

POWER POLES DOWN

0620 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 SSE TRUMANN 35.62N 90.49W
02/24/2011 POINSETT AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

18 WHEELER BLOWN OVER ON ITS SIDE ON HWY 63 NEAR TULOT.

0620 PM TSTM WND DMG N LEPANTO 35.61N 90.33W
02/24/2011 POINSETT AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

POWERLINES AND A TREE DOWN ON A HOUSE...PEOPLE ARE
TRAPPED INSIDE.

0625 PM TSTM WND DMG ETOWAH 35.73N 90.23W
02/24/2011 MISSISSIPPI AR EMERGENCY MNGR

POWERLINES DOWN IN ETOWAH.

0625 PM TSTM WND DMG WEST RIDGE 35.68N 90.26W
02/24/2011 MISSISSIPPI AR TRAINED SPOTTER

BARN DESTROYED AND GIN DAMAGED. TIN SCATTERED OVER WIDE
AREA. ONE TREE SNAPPED AND ANOTHER TREE UPROOTED. WELL
PIVOTS TURNED OVER ABOUT 5 MILES NORTH OF WEST RIDGE.

0629 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 N TURRELL 35.39N 90.24W
02/24/2011 CRITTENDEN AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

TRACTOR TRAILER BLOWN OVER ON INTERSTATE 55 AT MILE
MARKER 24.

0630 PM TSTM WND DMG UNION CITY 36.42N 89.05W
02/24/2011 OBION TN LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES DOWN ON GLASS ROAD AND SOUTH BLUFF ROAD

0638 PM TSTM WND DMG GOSNELL 35.96N 89.97W
02/24/2011 MISSISSIPPI AR AMATEUR RADIO

POWER LINES DOWN

0638 PM TSTM WND DMG MARION 35.21N 90.20W
02/24/2011 CRITTENDEN AR EMERGENCY MNGR

ROOF TORN OFF A GAS STATION IN MARION.

0639 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 W OBION 36.26N 89.23W
02/24/2011 OBION TN TRAINED SPOTTER

TREES DOWN IN THE TOWN OF GLASS.

0640 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 S OSCEOLA 35.69N 89.99W
02/24/2011 MISSISSIPPI AR EMERGENCY MNGR

POWERLINES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 61 AND ON HIGHWAY 140 1 MILE
SOUTH OF OSCEOLA.

0647 PM TSTM WND GST OSCEOLA 35.70N 89.99W
02/24/2011 M62.00 MPH MISSISSIPPI AR TRAINED SPOTTER

MEASURED WITH A HANDHELD ANEMOMETER

0650 PM TSTM WND DMG FRAYSER 35.22N 89.97W
02/24/2011 SHELBY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

POWER POLES AND SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN THE CORNELL STREET
AND FRAYSER BOULEVARD AREA.

0656 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 1 SE EDMONDSON 35.09N 90.30W
02/24/2011 CRITTENDEN AR BROADCAST MEDIA

0700 PM FLASH FLOOD WALNUT RIDGE 36.07N 90.96W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

HIGHWAY 412 WAS CLOSED DUE TO FLASH FLOODING. ALL LOW
WATER CROSSINGS ARE UNDERWATER.

0700 PM TSTM WND DMG BARTLETT 35.22N 89.84W
02/24/2011 SHELBY TN NWS EMPLOYEE

POWER LINES DOWN...STREET LIGHT BENT AT HWY 64 AND HWY 70


0700 PM FLASH FLOOD BLACK ROCK 36.11N 91.11W
02/24/2011 LAWRENCE AR TRAINED SPOTTER

SECTIONS OF PAVEMENT WERE SWEPT AWAY ON EIGHTH STREET IN
BLACK ROCK DUE TO FLOODING.

0705 PM TSTM WND DMG SOUTHEAST MEMPHIS 35.07N 89.88W
02/24/2011 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

HIGH WINDS BLEW OFF TOP OF CHIMNEY NEAR HICKORY HILL

0705 PM TSTM WND DMG ELLENDALE 35.23N 89.83W
02/24/2011 SHELBY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

16 FOOT SECTION OF BACKYARD FENCE BLOWN DOWN. 4X4 FENCE
UPRIGHTS SNAPPED OFF AT GROUND LEVEL WITH TWO 8 FOOT WIDE
SECTIONS OF FENCE AIRBORNE FOR 30 FEET. ESTIMATED AT 75
MPH.

0710 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 W HALLS 35.87N 89.47W
02/24/2011 LAUDERDALE TN PUBLIC

FEW TREES DOWN

0710 PM TSTM WND DMG GERMANTOWN 35.09N 89.79W
02/24/2011 SHELBY TN NWS EMPLOYEE

STOPLIGHT DAMAGED AT POPLAR AVENUE AND GERMANTOWN ROAD.

0713 PM TSTM WND GST 2 S HALLS 35.84N 89.40W
02/24/2011 E100 MPH LAUDERDALE TN TRAINED SPOTTER

SPOTTER REPORTED POWER POLES SNAPPED ALONG HWY 209. ALSO
A SHOP DESTROYED AND A HOME SEVERELY DAMAGED ALONG
LAWRENCE ROAD.

0714 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S DUKEDOM 36.47N 88.71W
02/24/2011 WEAKLEY TN AMATEUR RADIO

LARGE TREE DOWN ACROSS THE ROAD ON STATE ROUTE 118

0715 PM TSTM WND DMG HALLS 35.87N 89.40W
02/24/2011 LAUDERDALE TN TRAINED SPOTTER

POWERLINES DOWN...POLES HAVE BEEN SNAPPED ALONG HIGHWAY
209 BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF HALLS AND GATES. SOME STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE ALSO REPORTED.

0715 PM TSTM WND DMG GATES 35.84N 89.41W
02/24/2011 LAUDERDALE TN PUBLIC

POWERLINES DOWN NEAR OLD TUPPERWARE BUILDING ON HWY 88

0715 PM FLASH FLOOD KENNETT 36.24N 90.05W
02/24/2011 DUNKLIN MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

ST. FRANCIS ROAD AT SOUTH JACKSON WAS CLOSED DUE TO 2
FEET OF WATER ON THE ROAD.

0715 PM HEAVY RAIN COLLEGE CITY 36.13N 90.94W
02/24/2011 M6.01 INCH LAWRENCE AR TRAINED SPOTTER

6.01 INCHES OF RAIN...STORM TOTAL.

0715 PM TSTM WND DMG MILLINGTON 35.33N 89.89W
02/24/2011 SHELBY TN LAW ENFORCEMENT

POWERLINES DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MONTGOMERY AND
NAVY. TREES AND POWERLINES ALSO DOWN ALONG NAVY ROAD NEAR
HORNET ROAD. ALSO A TREE DOWN ON A MOBILE HOME IN THE
SHADY OAKS SUBDIVISION.

0725 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 N BOLTON 35.38N 89.77W
02/24/2011 SHELBY TN AMATEUR RADIO

TREES DOWN ON A CAR NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MUDVILLE
ROAD AND ROSEMARK ROAD.

0730 PM FLASH FLOOD HOMESTOWN 36.33N 89.83W
02/24/2011 PEMISCOT MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

WATER SURROUNDING HOMES IN THE HOMESTOWN.

0730 PM TSTM WND DMG ALAMO 35.78N 89.12W
02/24/2011 CROCKETT TN EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.

0730 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 N SOMERVILLE 35.31N 89.35W
02/24/2011 FAYETTE TN EMERGENCY MNGR

A FEW TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE NORTHERN PART
OF FAYETTE COUNTY.

0735 PM TSTM WND GST 3 NW BELLS 35.75N 89.12W
02/24/2011 E55.00 MPH CROCKETT TN TRAINED SPOTTER

0740 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 E SOMERVILLE 35.24N 89.24W
02/24/2011 FAYETTE TN EMERGENCY MNGR

STRAIGHT LINE WINDS DESTROYED A SHED ON NEWCASTLE DRIVE
NEAR ARMOUR DRIVE.

0741 PM TSTM WND GST TRENTON 35.97N 88.94W
02/24/2011 E70.00 MPH GIBSON TN STORM CHASER

WINDS OF 70 MPH WITH SMALL TREE LIMBS DOWN. PENNY SIZE
HAIL WAS ALSO REPORTED. LOOSE PATIO FURNITURE ALONG WITH
TRASH CANS BLOWN ABOUT.

0745 PM FLASH FLOOD GERMANTOWN 35.09N 89.79W
02/24/2011 SHELBY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

FLOODING ON CHIMNEY ROCK NEAR ST. FRANCIS CHURCH.

0750 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S BRADFORD 36.04N 88.82W
02/24/2011 GIBSON TN PUBLIC

LARGE TREE BRANCHES DOWN IN YARD

0751 PM TSTM WND GST JACKSON 35.63N 88.83W
02/24/2011 M64.00 MPH MADISON TN ASOS

0800 PM TSTM WND GST HENDERSON 35.44N 88.65W
02/24/2011 M60.00 MPH CHESTER TN TRAINED SPOTTER

0805 PM TSTM WND GST JACKSON 35.63N 88.83W
02/24/2011 E80.00 MPH MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

WINDS AT LEAST 80 MPH. A LARGE OAK TREE FELL ON A CARPORT
AND PORTION OF A HOUSE. CARPORT IS A TOTAL LOSS AS WELL
AS THE CAR INSIDE. SLIGHT ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE
SUSTAINED TO THE HOUSE AND DAMAGE TO A WOODEN FENCE.

0807 PM TSTM WND GST HENDERSON 35.44N 88.65W
02/24/2011 M60.00 MPH CHESTER TN TRAINED SPOTTER

MEASURED WITH A WEATHER STATION

0810 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 SW HUNTINGDON 35.97N 88.46W
02/24/2011 CARROLL TN EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN AT TATE LOOP ROAD OFF HIGHWAY 70 SOUTHWEST OF
HUNTINGDON. POWER LINES WERE ALSO DOWN.

0810 PM TSTM WND DMG HUNTINGDON 36.01N 88.41W
02/24/2011 CARROLL TN TRAINED SPOTTER

TREES DOWN AND SMALL LIMBS ON ROADS

0815 PM TSTM WND GST HENDERSON 35.44N 88.65W
02/24/2011 E100 MPH CHESTER TN TRAINED SPOTTER

100 MPH WIND ESTIMATED.

0815 PM TSTM WND DMG HENDERSON 35.44N 88.65W
02/24/2011 CHESTER TN EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN JUST WEST OF HENDERSON NEAR CHICKASAW...ALSO
AT SAND ROAD TO WILSON SCHOOL ROAD.

0815 PM FLASH FLOOD HENDERSON 35.44N 88.65W
02/24/2011 CHESTER TN TRAINED SPOTTER

8 INCHES OF WATER OVER THE CURBS OF MAIN STREET AND
CHURCH STREET IN THE TOWN OF HENDERSON.

0818 PM FLOOD UNION CITY 36.42N 89.05W
02/24/2011 OBION TN TRAINED SPOTTER

4 TO 5 1/2 INCHES OF RAIN OCCURRED SINCE MIDNIGHT. STREET
FLOODING IN UNION CITY AND PORTIONS OF HWY 21 BETWEEN
HORNBEAK AND THE JUNCTION OF HWY 21 AND HWY 22 HAVE BEEN
CLOSED.

0830 PM TSTM WND DMG 10 NNE SPRINGVILLE 36.40N 88.11W
02/24/2011 HENRY TN EMERGENCY MNGR

15 HOUSES DAMAGED...WITH 3 HOUSES HAVING SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE DUE TO TREES FALLING ON THEM. A MOBILE HOME HAD A
ROOF BLOWN OFF. THIS DAMAGE WAS NEAR JOY ROAD NEAR
KENTUCKY LAKE. MULTIPLE REPORTS OF TREES AND POWERLINES
DOWN IN THAT REGION ALSO.

0850 PM TSTM WND DMG PARSONS 35.65N 88.12W
02/24/2011 DECATUR TN TRAINED SPOTTER

1 LARGE TREE ACROSS ROAD ON DOLPHIN STREET

0850 PM TSTM WND DMG PARSONS 35.65N 88.12W
02/24/2011 DECATUR TN EMERGENCY MNGR

6 TO 7 HOMES DAMAGED, POSSIBLY A FEW BUSINESSES IN
PARSONS. EMERGENCY MANAGER SAID THAT HE HAS NOT REACHED
THE DAMAGED BUILDINGS DUE TO LARGE TREES OVER THE ROADS
TO GET THERE. EMERGENCY MANAGER SAID THIS WAS POSSIBLY
TORNADO DAMAGE.

0915 PM TSTM WND DMG NEW HARMONY 34.40N 88.92W
02/24/2011 UNION MS EMERGENCY MNGR

SEVERAL LARGE TREES DOWN...SOME ON CARS AROUND NEW
HARMONY AND BLUE SPRINGS

0925 PM TSTM WND DMG PONTOTOC 34.25N 89.01W
02/24/2011 PONTOTOC MS EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.

0925 PM TSTM WND DMG TUPELO 34.26N 88.73W
02/24/2011 LEE MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES...POWERLINES AND POWER POLES DOWN

0925 PM TSTM WND DMG VARDAMAN 33.88N 89.18W
02/24/2011 CALHOUN MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 341 AND COUNTY ROAD 102.

0925 PM TSTM WND GST TUPELO 34.26N 88.73W
02/24/2011 M59.00 MPH LEE MS ASOS

0932 PM TSTM WND DMG PONTOTOC 34.25N 89.01W
02/24/2011 PONTOTOC MS TRAINED SPOTTER

ROOF PEELED BACK ON A BUSINESS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF
NORTH PORT ROAD AND HWY 76.

0932 PM TSTM WND DMG SALTILLO 34.38N 88.69W
02/24/2011 LEE MS AMATEUR RADIO

SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN SALTILLO...POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0938 PM TSTM WND DMG WREN 33.97N 88.60W
02/24/2011 MONROE MS EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES/POWER LINES DOWN IN NEW WREN...CASON...SMITHVILLE.
3 MOBILE HOMES WITH SOME DAMAGE.

0950 PM TSTM WND DMG BELMONT 34.51N 88.21W
02/24/2011 TISHOMINGO MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

SEVERAL TREES DOWN ACROSS BELMONT

0951 PM TSTM WND DMG 8 N FULTON 34.38N 88.40W
02/24/2011 ITAWAMBA MS AMATEUR RADIO

LIMBS AND MAILBOXES BLOWN OVER...CAR BLOWN OVER NEAR
BEAVER LAKE.

1005 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 ESE IUKA 34.77N 88.10W
02/24/2011 COLBERT AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES/POWER LINES DOWN ON US-72 NEAR THE
MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA STATE LINE.
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