Sunday, March 29, 2009

Video of Severe Thunderstorm in Meridian, MS

At 4:00 a.m a line of severe thunderstorms moved through Meridian, Mississippi. The highest winds at our location occurred between 3:58 and 4:05. Winds likely gusted over 60 miles per hour during that time. This is a video I made of the storms from the parking lot of the Comfort Inn, just off Interstate 59/20. This was the main storm that I witnessed with ABC 33/40 Skywatchers John Brown, Stephanie Honeycutt, Terry Sasser, and Sarah Vines.

Storm Reports from the NWS for Meridian and Lauderdale County, MS included:

0351 AM TSTM WND GST MEEHAN 32.33N 88.87W
03/28/2009 E70.00 MPH LAUDERDALE MS EMERGENCY MNGR

0400 AM TSTM WND DMG 6 SW MERIDIAN 32.32N 88.79W
03/28/2009 LAUDERDALE MS EMERGENCY MNGR MANY TREES DOWN ACROSS THE W AND SW PORTION OF THE COUNTY.

0402 AM TSTM WND DMG 5 S MERIDIAN 32.31N 88.71W
03/28/2009 LAUDERDALE MS EMERGENCY MNGR MANY TREES DOWN ACROSS S LAUDERDALE CO.

0405 AM TSTM WND GST MERIDIAN 32.38N 88.71W
03/28/2009 E70.00 MPH LAUDERDALE MS NWS EMPLOYEE ESTIMATED 65 TO 70 MPH GUSTS IN MERIDIAN.


Other reports from this line before it reached Meridian included:

0246 AM HAIL MOUNT OLIVE 31.76N 89.66W
03/28/2009 E0.25 INCH COVINGTON MS BROADCAST MEDIA

0255 AM HAIL MIZE 31.87N 89.55W
03/28/2009 E0.75 INCH SMITH MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0257 AM TSTM WND DMG 5 SSE RALEIGH 31.96N 89.49W
03/28/2009 SMITH MS LAW ENFORCEMENT NUMEROUS TREES BLOWN DOWN AROUND THE CENTER RIDGE COMMUNITY. POSSIBLE STRUCTURES DAMAGED AS WELL.

0300 AM TSTM WND DMG 7 SSE RALEIGH 31.94N 89.45W
03/28/2009 SMITH MS LAW ENFORCEMENT STRUCTURES DAMAGED ON CR 80 AND NUMEROUS TREES BLOWN DOWN.

0300 AM TSTM WND DMG FOREST 32.36N 89.47W
03/28/2009 SCOTT MS EMERGENCY MNGR SEVERAL TREES REPORTED DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0302 AM TSTM WND DMG 3 NNW TAYLORSVILLE 31.87N 89.45W
03/28/2009 SMITH MS EMERGENCY MNGR DAMAGE ALONG CR 72. ONE CHICKEN HOUSE DESTROYED. ONE MOBILE HOME WITH MINOR DAMAGES.

0306 AM TSTM WND DMG SYLVARENA 32.01N 89.38W
03/28/2009 SMITH MS LAW ENFORCEMENT NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN FROM CR 72...80 AND 99. 9 SHEDS WERE DAMAGED...7 HOMES SUSTAINED MINIMAL DAMAGE. 1 CHICKEN HOUSE WAS DESTROYED AND 2 OTHERS HAD MINOR DAMAGE.

0317 AM TSTM WND DMG 2 S LOUIN 32.04N 89.26W
03/28/2009 JASPER MS EMERGENCY MNGR A FEW TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN...3 WERE ACROSS HWY 15.

0317 AM HAIL BAY SPRINGS 31.98N 89.28W
03/28/2009 E0.50 INCH JASPER MS EMERGENCY MNGR DIME SIZED HAIL.

0321 AM TSTM WND DMG 3 NE BAY SPRINGS 32.01N 89.25W
03/28/2009 JASPER MS EMERGENCY MNGR A ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A BARN.

0335 AM TSTM WND DMG 6 E MONTROSE 32.12N 89.13W
03/28/2009 JASPER MS EMERGENCY MNGR NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ACROSS THE N/NE PORTION OF THE COUNTY. SEVERAL WERE ACROSS RDS.

0337 AM TSTM WND DMG 3 S HICKORY 32.27N 89.02W
03/28/2009 NEWTON MS EMERGENCY MNGR TREES DOWN ALONG HWY 503 SOUTH.

0342 AM TSTM WND DMG 3 S CHUNKY 32.28N 88.93W
03/28/2009 NEWTON MS EMERGENCY MNGR NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ACROSS SE NEWTON COUNTY ON GRIFFIS FERIS RD AND BEASON RD.




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