January 10, 2008
Storm Damage Survey


Storm reports from January 10, 2008

Survey photos


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECT GRAMMAR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
532 PM CST FRI JAN 11 2008

...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY CREW DETERMINES EF1
TORNADO NEAR MIDWAY IN TISHOMINGO COUNTY MISSISSIPPI...

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHDOWN NEAR THE COUNTY LANDFILL ABOUT ONE MILE
SOUTHWEST OF MIDWAY AT 154 PM CST.  THE TORNADO BLEW OFF TWO METAL
SIDE PANELS FROM TWO LARGE SHEDS...THEN DOWNED AND UPROOTED OVER A
DOZEN LARGE TREES.  ABOUT FOUR OF THE TREES EXCEEDED 2 FEET
IN DIAMETER.

THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS HIGHWAY 25 WITH LITTLE
VISIBLE DAMAGE...THEN SNAPPED AND TWISTED MORE TREES ON THE
SOUTHEAST SIDE OF MIDWAY.  THE TORNADO THEN MOVED IN A MORE EASTERLY
DIRECTION WHERE IT CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO TWO HOMES...UPROOTED TWO
DOZEN MORE TREES...AND SNAPPED ADDITIONAL SMALLER TREES NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 957 AND 992 BEFORE LIFTING AT
158 PM CST.

THIS TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED AS AN EF1...WITH AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM
WIND SPEED OF 100 MPH.  THE PATH LENGTH OF THIS TORNADO WAS
3.5 MILES.  THE WIDTH WAS ABOUT 100 YARDS.

A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 139 PM TO 230 PM CST FOR
CENTRAL TISHOMINGO COUNTY.  A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT AT THE
TIME OF THE TORNADO AS WELL.

SPECIAL THANKS TO NWS HUN FOR HELPING TO SURVEY THE DAMAGE.

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TRSJR/MBS/JKT

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