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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
425 PM CDT Mon May 8 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For 4/30/17 Tornado Outbreak-Update #12

.Update...Upgraded the Big Black River tornado to an EF-1 rating
based on additional survey information. Also corrected the end time
for the Lowndes County tornado.

.Overview...The total tornado count for this event in the NWS
Jackson CWA now stands at 29. If any additional information is
determined from radar and survey data, tornado paths may updated. No
new LSR products will be sent for this event, but changes will be
incorporated into this month`s Storm Data reports.

.Oak Ridge Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.72 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             4:44 AM CDT
Start Location:         5 WSW Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5936/-91.8519

End Date:               5/03/2017
End Time:               4:54 AM CDT
End Location:           1 N Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.6403/-91.7709

Survey Summary:
There is some uncertainty where this tornado first touched down
and dissipated due a number farm fields and limited damage. The
path of the tornado was determined that is started in a farm
field. The best damage occurred near the intersection of School
House Lane and Sidney White Rd. A well-structured home had
significant roof damage, and playhouse and shed were completed
destroyed. On the radar, a TDS was visible near this home. A
number of uprooted trees were sporadically down around the edge of
the circulation and were probably caused by straight line winds.
On Hwy 425, north of Oak Ridge, a few power poles had to be
replaced. This is where it was determined that the tornado
dissipated.

.Cloverdale/Adams County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.43 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1/4 mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             6:14 AM CDT
Start Location:         5 SSW Natchez, Adams County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          31.4795/-91.4255

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               6:24 AM CDT
End Location:           2 SW Natchez, Adams County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            31.5279/-91.412

Summary:
The tornado began along Bourke Road and uprooted numerous trees
along its path. The worst damage occurred in the Cloverdale area.
Here, a large tree destroyed a home along Cloverdale Dr. The
strongest point of the tornado occurred along Cloverdale Road,
where a large portion of the roof was removed from a home as well
as numerous trees snapped and uprooted. As the tornado crossed
Carthage Point Road, many trees were uprooted and one fell on a
church. The tornado continued north and crossed River Terminal
Road, where a roof was blown off of a stable and one home suffered
damage from an uprooted tree. The tornado finally dissipated
along Providence Road. A tornado debris signature was also noted
on radar during this event.

.Delta/North Vicksburg Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.39 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1/4 mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             7:13 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 SW Delta, Madison Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.289/-90.9521

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               7:27 AM CDT
End Location:           5 N Vicksburg, Warren County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.3969/-90.8544

Summary:
This tornado began just south of Interstate 20 in Madison Parish,
around Delta. It snapped or uprooted numerous trees in this
location as well as damaged a road sign as it crossed over I-20.
The tornado then crossed the Mississippi River, and reached around
one quarter of a mile wide as it entered Warren County on the
northern outskirts of Vicksburg. Here, it snapped numerous
hardwood trees as well as brought down some powerlines and damaged
the garage door of a building along Haining Road. The tornado
then broke power poles along North Washington Street north of
Waltersville before finally lifting just north of that location. A
debris signature was noted on radar along the path of this
tornado.

.East Jefferson/Southeast Claiborne/McBride Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  14.46 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1/4 mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             7:24 AM CDT
Start Location:         8 ESE Fayette, Jefferson County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          31.6707/-90.9184

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               7:42 AM CDT
End Location:           16 ESE Port Gibson, Claiborne Co, MS
End Lat/Lon:            31.8206/-90.7473

Summary:
This tornado touched down just south of Highway 28. A few trees
were downed and snapped in this area. As it continued northeast
through rural area, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. It
then crossed McBride Road and Pap Goza Road, uprooting and
snapping many large trees. It also snapped a power pole and caused
extensive roof damage to a few chicken houses. It continued
northeast into Claiborne County, crossing Hudson Road and Beech
Grove Road. The tornado ended near Northeast Smith Road, snapping
a couple of trees before lifting. A tornado debris signature was
also noted on radar during this event.

.Port Gibson Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  20.03 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1/2 mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             7:30 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 S Port Gibson, Claiborne County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          31.9338/-90.9845

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               7:55 AM CDT
End Location:           11 WNW Utica, Warren County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.1735/-90.7982


This tornado touched down on the southeast side of Port Gibson, near
the Natchez Trace Parkway. As the tornado tracked north-northeast,
it snapped hardwood trees and uprooted numerous trees. One tree fell
on a house on Smith Street, causing roof damage. The tornado then
tracked toward the northeast, crossing the Natchez Trace Parkway and
Highway 18. Here it continued to snap or uproot trees and also
caused roof damage to a structure. An extensive area of trees were
snapped and blown down just before it crossed over the Natchez Trace
Corridor for the second time. After crossing the Natchez Trace
Parkway again it continued to snap and blow down numerous trees. As
the tornado tracked northeast, it crossed Old Port Gibson Road,
Hankinson Road, and Moulder Road where it continued to snap or
uproot numerous trees. The tornado finally lifted near Fisher Ferry
Road in southern Warren County. A tornado debris signature was noted
on radar during this tornado.

.Northwest Hazlehurst Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.23 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             8:01 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 WSW Hazlehurst, Copiah County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          31.8472/-90.4507

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               8:07 AM CDT
End Location:           3 NNW Hazlehurst, Copiah County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            31.9071/-90.3979

Summary:
This tornado touched down along Highway 28, uprooting some trees
and snapping large limbs. It continued northeast, crossing
Dentville Road and Welch Lane before crossing I-55. Many trees
were uprooted along the path. The tornado then crossed US- 51,
uprooting some trees and snapping some large limbs. It continued
just northeast into a wooded area, where some trees were uprooted,
before lifting.

.Learned Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.16 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             8:10 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 SSW Learned, Hinds County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.1646/-90.5739

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               8:17 AM CDT
End Location:           3 ENE Learned, Hinds County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.2205/-90.4926

Summary:
This tornado touched down just SW of the intersection of Adams
Station Road and Old Adams Station Road. Here, heavy tree damage
was noted as dozens of trees were snapped/uprooted. A power line
was down here as well. The tornado then crossed Learned Road,
just S of Learned, and damaged dozens of trees. The tornado
continued NE and crossed Holiday Road where tree damage was
noted. The tornado had weakened by this point. The tornado
tracked over some pasture and farm land and dissipated as it
crossed Oakley Road.

.Edwards Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    94 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.75 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   900 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/30/2017
Start Time:             08:14 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 W Edwards / Hinds County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3406 / -90.6617

End Date:               04/30/2017
End Time:               08:18 AM CDT
End Location:           4 NW Edwards / Warren County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.3786 / -90.6499

Summary: This tornado started just south of Hwy 80 just to the
west of Edwards where large trees branches were broken and a few
trees uprooted. The tornado traveled north and reached its peak
intensity and width as it crossed I-20 where hardwood trees were
uprooted. The tornado continued north across Armory Road and
Freetown Road snapping additional large tree branches before
dissipating on the north side of Freetown Road.

.Bolton/Flora Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  20.79 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1/2 mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             8:22 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 S Bolton, Hinds County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3026/-90.4686

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               8:47 AM CDT
End Location:           1 NNW Flora, Madison County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.5657/-90.3159

Summary:
This tornado touched down south of Bolton and tracked northeast
for roughly 20 miles to Flora. Initial touchdown was along Houston
Road. This tornado quickly intensified as it crossed Raymond-
Bolton Road where numerous trees were damaged. Heavy tree damage
again was noted as the tornado crossed Airplane and St. Thomas
Roads. The roads were blocked by numerous trees and two power
poles were snapped along Airplane Road. The tornado then moved to
just east of Bolton where it crossed the Bolton Cemetery. Here
numerous trees were damaged. A home sustained minor roof damage
here and a metal tractor shed was destroyed. More trees were
downed on the Frontage Roads along I-20 and a large billboard was
damaged. The tornado then moved across fields west of W Northside
Dr. One mobile home had part of the tin roof torn off. More heavy
tree damage was observed on Edwards Road and then again as it
crossed Jimmy Williams Road. Here the tornado intensified and
reached its widest point. Additional tree damage occurred across
Lorance Road and then again across Clinton-Tinnin Road. The
tornado downed about 30 large trees across Kennebrew Road as it
crossed into southern Madison County. Damage was noted on Shady
Grove Road. and near the petrified forest area before it moved
into Flora. The tornado caused minor structural damage in downtown
Flora. It also caused damage to the old water tower in Flora.
Tree damage was noted on the north side of Flora as well. The
tornado dissipated as it exited the Flora city limits to the
north.

.Northwest Hinds Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    107 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.37 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1800 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/30/2017
Start Time:             08:23 AM CDT
Start Location:         5 N Edwards / Hinds County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4101 / -90.5938

End Date:               04/30/2017
End Time:               08:33 AM CDT
End Location:           10 NNW Bolton / Hinds County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.4953 / -90.5244

Summary: This tornado started just west of the intersection of
Anderson Road and Askew Road where large limbs were snapped and a
few trees uprooted. The tornado crossed Anderson Road again as it
continued moving northeast. The tornado widened as it crossed
Narrow Gauge Road where hardwood and softwood trees were snapped
and uprooted. The tornado paralleled Farr Road where additional
limbs were snapped and trees uprooted. The tornado reached its
peak intensity along Farr road near the intersection of John
Warren Road where numerous hardwood trees were snapped and
uprooted. The tornado then took a slight northwest turn and
continued to parallel Farr Road causing more tree damage before
dissipating shortly after crossing Halifax Road.

.Terry Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.07 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             8:23 AM CDT
Start Location:         2 SW Terry, Hinds County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.0805/-90.3322

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               8:26 AM CDT
End Location:           1 WSW Terry, Hinds County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.0935/-90.3223

Summary:
This weak tornado touched down along Volley Campbell Road and
moved across some personal property. A couple of trees were
uprooted along with many large limbs broken in trees. A metal
shed had most of the roof off and a couple walls damaged. A horse
trailer was rolled and the brick home had some siding torn off.
This tornado moved through a wooded area before dissipating as it
cross Tank Road. Here, large limbs were broken off trees and a
power pole was left leaning. A brief tornadic debris signature
was noted.

.West Clinton Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.06 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             8:28 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 ESE Bolton, Hinds County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3363/-90.4138

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               8:31 AM CDT
End Location:           3 WNW Clinton, Hinds County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.3595/-90.3922

Summary:
This tornado touched down along St. Thomas Road and peaked as it
crossed I-20 on the west side of the Norrell Road exit. The
heaviest tree damage was along both Frontage Roads where numerous
trees were snapped/uprooted. A semi-truck was turned over here as
well. The tornado downed trees across the railroad and for
another half mile in the woods west of Williamson Road.

.Kearney Park/Western Madison Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.05 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             8:50 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 NNW Flora, Madison County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5864/-90.3199

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               8:54 AM CDT
End Location:           7 NNE Flora, Madison County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.638/-90.2365

Summary:
The tornado started just south of the Kearney Park community
where it moved northwest into the community downing several trees
and causing minor structural damage to homes. It crossed Burnt
Corn Creek and continued to cause damage along Virlilia Road
before it lifted.

.Big Black River Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.08 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/30/2017
Start Time:             08:51 AM CDT
Start Location:         2 S Bentonia / Yazoo County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6166 / -90.3668

End Date:               04/30/2017
End Time:               08:57 AM CDT
End Location:           5 E Bentonia / Madison County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.6385 / -90.2861

Summary: This tornado touched down just east of U.S. Highway 49
and traveled northeast across mainly undeveloped land along
the Big Black River through southern Yazoo County and northern
Madison County. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees along
its path, including one large tree limb which fell onto a home.
The tornado dissipated between Jubilee Road and the Big Black River.

.Southeast Yazoo County (Tornado #1)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  22.25 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1.2 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             8:54 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 ENE Bentonia, Yazoo County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6538/-90.3195

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               9:17 AM CDT
End Location:           4 WSW Pickens, Yazoo County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.8585/-90.0362

Summary:
This strong tornado started east of Bentonia near Indian Creek
where minor tree damage was noted and continued to travel along a
path just north the Big Black River in Yazoo County. The tornado
caused minor structural damage along Scotland Road, where it also
downed hundreds of trees. The tornado was strongest as it crossed
Trail End Road, where it snapped wooden power poles, caused minor
structural damage and snapped and uprooted nearly 1000 trees. A
tin roof was ripped completely off of a mobile home along Linwood
Rd in the Berryville Community. Tree damage was also surveyed
along near and along I-55 near and north of the Vaughan exit. The
tornado crossed over I-55 before dissipating south of Pickens.

.Eastern Yazoo County/Linwood (Tornado #2)...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.94 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   0.57 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             9:06 AM CDT
Start Location:         13 NE Bentonia, Yazoo County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.7771/-90.1848

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               9:14 AM CDT
End Location:           8 SW Pickens, Yazoo County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.8331/-90.0869

Summary:
This EF-1 tornado started just north of MS-16 in Yazoo. It
uprooted and snapped trees as it approached the Linwood Community.
While progressing through the Linwood Community it caused damage
to several structures including removing the entire tin roof from
a home on Black Jack Road, damaging a mobile home on Vaughan Road,
and damaging the awnings at the Linwood Gin. The tornado was
responsible for a tree falling on a house on on Pepper Wilson
Road. It continued to cause damage on Bennett Road, before
dissipating before it made it to Interstate 55.

.Pickens/Goodman/Durant Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  23.44 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1.2 miles
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             9:16 AM CDT
Start Location:         7 WSW Pickens, Yazoo County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8556/-90.0951

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               9:41 AM CDT
End Location:           3 NE Durant, Attala County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.105/-89.8245

Summary:
This strong tornado started several miles west of Pickens off
Highway 432 and tracked northeast for roughly 23 miles. The
tornado impacted areas west of Goodman, Holmes County State Park
and a direct hit on the town of Durant. The tornado was very wide
and was roughly 1.4 miles wide at its widest point. Across the
entire path, thousands of trees were damaged/uprooted/snapped.
Hundreds of power poles and power lines were down as well. The
large majority of structures that were damaged were indicated by
minor to moderate roof damage with singles/siding torn off to
partial loss of decking. Multiple structures were more heavily
damaged by trees falling on them. Some of the more significant
tree and structural damage occurred along Courts Road, Salem Road,
Ebenezer Pickens Road and Jordan Road. Four mobile homes were
destroyed along Jordan Road, including a new, well secured, mobile
home. Significant tree damage also occurred along Highway 51 and
along State Park Road just west of Highway 51. The town of Durant
took a direct hit. Many buildings and homes sustained minor to
moderate roof damage. A few less sound structures were destroyed.
Numerous power lines were also down. The tornado continued a bit
further to the northeast before dissipating.

.Northeast Holmes/South Carroll/Emory Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.16 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             9:38 AM CDT
Start Location:         5 NE Lexington, Holmes County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1769/-89.9856

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               9:49 AM CDT
End Location:           6 NW West, Carroll County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.2558/-89.8588

Summary:
The tornado began just to the southwest of Sudbeck Road and
downed hardwood trees in this area. It then continued northeast
snapping tree limbs and uprooting a few trees along its path in
the northern part of Holmes County. The tornado then crossed into
Carroll County and dissipated along Highway 37.

.Scott County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.27 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             9:41 AM CDT
Start Location:         5 NE Forest, Scott County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4074/-89.3973

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               9:47 AM CDT
End Location:           6 W Conehatta, Scott County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.4678/-89.381

Summary:
The tornado began along Russell Community Road where it uprooted
many softwood trees. It also caused minor roof damage and blew
the skirting off of a mobile home as well as blew the tin off of
a chicken house. It then continued to the north-northeast and
uprooted more trees along Jane Road before it dissipated.

.West Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.04 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             9:42 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 NNE Durant, Holmes County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.136/-89.8272

End Date:               5/02/2017
End Time:               9:45 AM CDT
End Location:           2 S West, Holmes County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.1663/-89.789

Summary:
This tornado touched down just south of County Road 69 and as it
track north-northeast, it crossed Highway 51. Through the length
of its path, it downed softwood and hardwood trees. It finally
lifted east of Highway 51, near the railroad.

.Northwest Attala County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.92 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             9:42 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 SSE West, Attala County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.15/-89.7739

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               9:46 AM CDT
End Location:           3 E West, Attala County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.1955/-89.7355

Summary:
This tornado began about a half of a mile southwest of County
Road 3003 and tracked to the northeast. Along its path, it
uprooted many trees, and one tree fell onto a church. The tornado
ended along County Road 3106.

.Far Southeast Carroll/Beatty Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.64 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             9:51 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 N West, Carroll County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.2553/-89.7662

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               9:55 AM CDT
End Location:           3 SSE Vaiden, Carroll County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.2828/-89.7347

Summary:
The tornado began near Hudson Creek in southern Carroll County.
As it tracked north northeast toward Beatty, it uprooted trees
and downed some powerlines along County Rd 33. As it crossed
County Rd 27, it continued to uproot some softwood trees and tore
a few shingles off of a home. The tornado dissipated along
Highway 51 north of Beatty.

.Vaiden to West Kilmichael Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  15.75 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1.1 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             9:58 AM CDT
Start Location:         2 S Vaiden, Carroll County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.3033/-89.7531

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               10:13 AM CDT
End Location:           4 NW Kilmichael, Montgomery County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.4831/-89.6058

Survey:
This tornado started on the south side of Vaiden and tracked
northeast, dissipating just to the northwest of Kilmichael.
Initially, trees were snapped and uprooted along CR 28 and CR 27.
The tornado then crossed Highway 51 where numerous trees were
snapped or uprooted and power lines were downed. A few homes
sustained minor roof damage and one had a large tree down on it.
The railroad was blocked by several trees as well. The tornado
then crossed Highway 35 where more trees were damaged. It then
moved into a wooded area and mostly tracked south of Highway 430.
A few damage locations were accessible along CR 9 where more trees
were downed, but the road was blocked and the core of the tornado
path was inaccessible. The northwest edge of the tornado began to
impact portions of Highway 430 a few miles before the junction
with Highway 407. Here numerous trees were damaged. The tornado
appeared to peak in intensity and reach its widest point near the
Carroll/Montgomery County line and along Highway 407. Here,
significant tree damage was noted as the tornado moved across an
open field and slammed into a wooded area. Significant tree damage
was noted across the field south of the highway and where it
crossed Highway 407. Widespread tree damage continued across
Herring Loop, Lower Bethlehem Road, and Herring School Road. Some
homes were damaged by trees. Along Herring School Road, a couple
sheds were destroyed along with several homes sustaining minor
roof damage. A large metal I-beam shed was destroyed and thrown
nearly 100 yards. As the tornado neared Kindred Road, a turn to
the left was noted and it began to track more northerly. Damage to
trees continued as it crossed Lewis Creek Road along with a few
sheds damaged and shingles off roofs. As it crossed Highway 82
west of Kilmichael, more trees were downed along with a dozen or
so power poles. Three homes had roof damage and several sheds had
tin off the roof. The tornado continued just a bit farther north
and dissipated just past the intersection of Mayfield and
Robinson-Thompson Road.

.Kilmichael Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.67 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   0.55 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             10:11 AM CDT
Start Location:         2 SW Kilmichael, Montgomery County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.4156/-89.5944

End Date:               4/30/2017
End Time:               10:15 AM CDT
End Location:           4 N Kilmichael, Montgomery County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.5039/-89.5493

Summary:
This tornado started southwest of Kilmichael just south of Vaiden-
Kilmichael Road and tracked north-northeast. As it crossed Vaiden-
Kilmichael Road, many trees were damaged and 2 sheds were
destroyed, minor damage was noted to roofs on a couple homes. The
tornado then entered and tracked through the town of Kilmichael
uprooting/snapping thousands of trees. The tree damage was
extensive through town. Dozens of homes sustained minor roof
damage with a dozen or so more heavily damaged by fallen trees. A
tall communications tower was broken in half and dozens of power
poles and power lines were downed. The tornado continued north-
northeast across Highway 82 and then along Minerva Road where
many more trees were damaged. The tornado then crossed Mayfield
Road where more heavy tree damage occurred and several power
poles/lines were downed. The last accessible area was at the end
of Mayfield Road on some private land, here more heavy tree
damage was noted.

.East Montgomery County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.66 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   800 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             10:13 AM CDT
Start Location:         5 NNW Kilmichael, Montgomery County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.5014/-89.6045

End Date:               5/02/2017
End Time:               10:19 AM CDT
End Location:           8 NNE Kilmichael, Montgomery County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.5508/-89.5267

Summary:
The tornado began south of Robinson-Thompson Road. As it tracked
northeast, it snapped and uprooted many softwood and hardwood
trees along its path. It dissipated along Oak Ridge Road.

.Neshoba County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.29 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             10:17 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 WSW Tucker, Neshoba County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6869/-89.0975

End Date:               5/02/2017
End Time:               10:18 AM CDT
End Location:           3 WSW Tucker, Neshoba County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.6882/-89.0928

Summary:
The tornado touched down just southwest of County Road 505. Along
this road it snapped a few softwood trees, one of which fell onto
a power line. A flag pole was also bent in half. It also caused
damage to the skirting of a mobile home of a storm spotter, who
observed this tornado. The tornado crossed this road and lifted
in a field to the northeast.

.Montgomery/Webster Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.75 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   650 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/30/2017
Start Time:             10:14 AM CDT
Start Location:         6 NNE Kilmichael, Montgomery County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.529/-89.5278

End Date:               05/02/2017
End Time:               10:20 AM CDT
End Location:           10 W Walthall, Webster County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.6043/-89.4529

Summary:
The tornado began along Salem Road and tracked to the northeast.
As it did, it snapped or uprooted numerous trees along its path.
It crossed into Webster County along Lodi Road and continued to
cause mostly tree damage. It dissipated near the intersection of
Alva Road and Dan Moore Road.

.Webster Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.42 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             4/30/2017
Start Time:             10:18 AM CDT
Start Location:         10 NNE Kilmichael, Webster County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.5792/-89.5032

End Date:               5/02/2017
End Time:               10:23 AM CDT
End Location:           6 SW Slate Springs, Webster County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.6773/-89.4499

Summary:
This tornado began south of King Road near the Montgomery and
Webster county line. Here, it was its most intense and caused
significant tree damage by uprooting many hardwood trees along
both King and Dubard roads. It then tracked northeast and turned
slightly more north. It continued to cause mostly tree damage along
its path. The tornado ended just as it crossed Highway 404.

.Lowndes County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.82 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1/4 mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/30/2017
Start Time:             11:37 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 NNW New Hope, Lowndes County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.4933/-88.3428

End Date:               04/30/2017
End Time:               11:43 AM CDT
End Location:           6 ENE Columbus, Lowndes County, MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.5394/-88.3062

Summary:
This tornado began along Highway 182 and snapped softwood and
hardwood trees as it tracked to the north-northeast along
Phillips Hill Road. One large tree fell onto a house and
destroyed the house. The tornado then track across Mill Road and
caused roof damage to a home. The tornado reached its strongest
intensity of EF1 rating near the intersection of Mill Road and
West Mill Road. Here there was roof damage to another home,
broken power poles and several trees snapped. As the tornado near
Highway 82, it caused damage to a scoreboard at a local park. It
crossed Highway 82, snapping a few trees. The tornado continued
over Elise Lane and Jamac Road. It then crossed Tabernacle Road,
Bell Circle and Honeysuckle Drive before crossing Highway 50,
Gunshoot Road and near Pleasant Hill Road, knocking down trees
along the path. It lifted shortly after crossing Gunshoot Road.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 TO 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 TO 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 TO 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 TO 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 TO 200mph
EF5...Violent...>200mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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