Tuesday, November 30, 2010

11/29/10 Mississippi Tornadoes

Mississippi tornado damage video and storm survey data from the NWS Jackson...

Radar images and warning audio...



WAPT 16 Jackson Video

WAPT Video from Attala County

More video from the Salas community in Attala Co., MS from WAPT Jackson

Storm survey reports from the NWS Jackson today...

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
550 AM CST TUE NOV 30 2010

...NWS STORM SURVEY CREWS WILL EXAMINE DAMAGE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS
TODAY...

PROBABLE TORNADOES HAVE CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN SEVERAL
LOCATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI OVERNIGHT. LOCATIONS THAT HAVE
BEEN IMPACTED WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THIS POINT INCLUDE...

YAZOO CITY...
ATTALA AND LEAKE COUNTIES SOUTH OF KOSCIUSKO...
WARREN COUNTY NORTHEAST OF VICKSBURG...
STARKVILLE...
SMITH COUNTY NEAR AND WEST OF RALEIGH...

THE NWS WILL BE DISPATCHING THREE STORM SURVEY TEAMS TO EXAMINE
AS MUCH DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE TODAY. HOWEVER...SURVEYING THE DAMAGE
REPORTED TO THIS POINT WILL LIKELY TAKE AT LEAST TWO DAYS...AND IT
IS LIKELY THAT ADDITIONAL STORMS PRODUCED DAMAGE AND POSSIBLE
TORNADOES THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN REPORTED. WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES
REGARDING THE PROGRESS OF OUR SURVEY TEAMS...AND WILL ISSUE FINDINGS
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1230 PM CST TUE NOV 30 2010

...TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN SMITH AND OKTIBBEHA COUNTIES BY NWS SURVEY
TEAMS...

COUNTY/COUNTIES: SMITH
BEGINNING POINT: 2.5 MILES E TRAXLER AT 243 AM CST
ENDING POINT: 6 MILES NE RALEIGH AT 258 AM CST
RATING: EF2, MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 11 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 0.3 MILE
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: AT ITS WIDEST POINT THE TORNADO PRODUCED
SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO A BRICK HOME...REMOVING HALF OF THE ROOF AND
SEVERELY DAMAGING THE REMAINING HALF. THE WALLS OF THE HOME FELL IN
THE SECTION OF THE HOUSE WHERE THE ROOF WAS REMOVED. SEVERAL OTHER
HOUSES RECEIVED MINOR TO MODERATE ROOF DAMAGE. NUMEROUS SHEDS AND
SMALL BARNS WERE DESTROYED OR DAMAGED. TIN ROOFING AND SIDING WAS
REMOVED FROM A STORAGE SHED...SOME OF WHICH BECAME PROJECTILES THAT
WERE FORCED THROUGH THE WALLS OF A WOOD FRAME HOUSE. A MOBILE HOME
WAS BLOWN FROM ITS FOUNDATION. WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED.

COUNTY/COUNTIES: OKTIBBEHA
BEGINNING POINT: 1.5 MILES SW STARKVILLE AT 1108 PM CST
ENDING POINT: STARKVILLE AT 1109 PM CST
RATING: EF2, MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 115 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 1.5 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: SOME MINOR INJURIES

SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: INITIAL DAMAGE WAS ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE TO A
CHURCH ALONG LYNN LANE. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST THROUGH AN AREA
OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS, CAUSING MINOR TO MODERATE ROOF DAMAGE TO A
NUMBER OF BUILDINGS, AS WELL AS DOWNING SEVERAL TREES. THE TORNADO
THEN MOVED INTO THE PINES TRAILER PARK, WHERE IT DESTROYED A NUMBER
OF MOBILE HOMES. TWO LARGE MOBILE HOMES WERE ROLLED AND DESTROYED,
AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE MOVED A SUBSTANTIAL DISTANCE AND
DESTROYED. NUMEROUS LARGE PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED NEAR THE BASE,
WITH SEVERAL LANDING ON MOBILE HOMES CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE. NUMEROUS
UTILITY LINES WERE SNAPPED AND DOWNED, AND A COUPLE OF POLES WERE
DOWNED. THIS WAS THE LOCATION OF MAXIMUM DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN
MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS LOUISVILLE ROAD, CAUSING ROOF DAMAGE TO
SEVERAL HOMES AND CONTINUING TO SNAP TREES. IT MOVED THROUGH
ANOTHER TRAILER PARK, BLOWING OUT THE SKIRTING ON SEVERAL MOBILE
HOMES AND CAUSING MINOR ROOF AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO A COUPLE. AS
THE TORNADO PASSED THROUGH THE EAST SIDE OF THE STARKVILLE HIGH
SCHOOL COMPLEX, IT TWISTED SOME LIGHT STANDARDS ON THE ATHLETIC
FIELDS AND CAUSED SOME MINOR FENCE DAMAGE. IT THEN CROSSED YELLOW
JACKET DRIVE, BLOWING OUT A PORCH ON A RESTAURANT AND CAUSING SOME
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 12, IT BLEW DOWN A COUPLE
OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS, BLEW OUT A BUSINESS SIGN, AND DAMAGED ANOTHER
PORCH ON A RESTAURANT. THE TORNADO SNAPPED A FEW TREES AND CAUSED
SOME SHINGLE DAMAGE TO A COUPLE OF HOMES ON SOUTH MONTGOMERY STREET,
AND THEN APPEARS TO HAVE DISSIPATED. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF2
BASED ON THE SMALL AREA OF THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE IN THE PINES
TRAILER PARK; THE REMAINDER OF THE DAMAGE WAS GENERALLY EF1 IN
NATURE.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
515 PM CST TUE NOV 30 2010

...TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN ATTALA AND LEAKE COUNTIES BY NWS SURVEY
TEAM...

COUNTY/COUNTIES: LEAKE/ATTALA
BEGINNING POINT: 3.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF THOMASTOWN AT 938 PM CST
ENDING POINT: 3 MILES EAST MCADAMS AT 950 PM CST
RATING: EF3, MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 140 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 10 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 400 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 6

SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: THE INITIAL DAMAGE WHERE THE TORNADO DEVELOPED
WAS LIMITED TO SOME MINOR TREE DAMAGE ALONG BUDDY ODOM ROAD. THE
TORNADO TRACKED NORTH NORTHEAST AND RAPIDLY BECAME STRONG, WITH EF2
AND LOW END EF3 DAMAGE OCCURRING ALONG THE REST OF THE PATH. THE
TORNADO AFFECTED SHILOH AND BUDDY ODOM ROADS AS WELL AS STATE
HIGHWAY 429 IN LEAKE COUNTY; AND COUNTY ROADS 4022, 4033, 4126,
4045, 4171, 4142 AND STATE HIGHWAY 14 IN ATTALA COUNTY. SEVERAL
MOBILE HOMES, INCLUDING AT LEAST TWO DOUBLE WIDES, WERE COMPLETELY
DESTROYED AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS ALONG THE PATH, WITH DEBRIS CARRIED
WELL AWAY FROM THE REMAINS. IMPRESSIVE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED AT
NUMEROUS LOCATIONS ALONG THE PATH, INCLUDING A COUPLE OF LOCATIONS
WHERE SOME DEBARKING/DENUDING WAS NOTED. VEHICLES WERE ROLLED OR
TOSSED AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS. A FRAME HOME WAS PUSHED OFF ITS
FOUNDATION AND A NUMBER OF FRAME HOMES SUFFERED MODERATE TO MAJOR
ROOF DAMAGE. NUMEROUS POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED ALONG THE PATH. THE
WIDEST POINT OF THE DAMAGE PATH WAS AROUND A QUARTER MILE, AND WAS
NEAR HIGHWAY 14 IN ATTALA COUNTY.

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