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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Jackson MS
1204 PM CST Thu Dec 1 2016


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/29/16 TORNADO EVENT...


.Leesburg/Branch Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  23.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/29/16
Start Time:             357 PM CST
Start Location:         3 SSW Leesburg, Rankin County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4020/-89.7807

End Date:               11/29/16
End Time:               437 PM CST
End Location:           1 E Walnut Grove
End_Lat/Lon:            32.5885/-89.4370

Survey Summary:
This tornado touched down in the Leesburg community at the intersection of
Harrell Rd and Leesburg Rd and tracked to the NE. Before exiting Rankin county,
the tornado downed trees and broke many large tree limbs. The heaviest tree
damage was along Munn Rd where a few dozen trees were snapped/uprooted.
The tornado was at it`s peak as it entered into Scott County and crossed
highway 481 and Measles Rd. Here, multiple trees were snapped along with some
power lines down. A few homes were damaged by fallen trees along with a few
having minor roof damage from the tornado. Several sheds or outbuildings were
destroyed as well. The tornado continued to the NE as it crossed
highway 13 north of Forkville. Sporadic tree damage occurred as it
crossed many rural roads in northern Scott county. The tornado
tracked into SE Leake county just on the S side of Walnut Grove as
it crossed Highway 35. More trees were down along highway 492 just W
of the correctional facility. The tornado dissipated just to the NE
of that location.


.SE Winston County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   170 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/29/16
Start Time:             549 PM CST
Start Location:         5 N Preston, Winston County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.95/-88.84

End Date:               11/29/16
End Time:               600 PM CST
End Location:           5 NNW Gholson, Noxubee County, MS
End_Lat/Lon:            33.0044/-88.7703

Survey Summary:
This tornado touched down on C McDonald Rd and
tracked NE into Noxubee county. Multiple trees were down just after
touchdown and as it crossed Jr Boy Goodin Rd. One home had a large
tree on it, two mobile homes had skirting blown out and a large
tractor shed was demolished. The tornado peaked as it crossed
Ebenezer Church Rd. Here a few dozen trees were snapped/uprooted.
One mobile home was heavily damaged and some power lines were down.
The tornado continue NE into a heavily wooded area and moved into
Noxubee county. A tornadic debris signature was noted during this
time. Several trees were snapped as it crossed Butler Rd. The
tornado dissipated just to the NE of that location.

.SE Oktibbeha County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/29/16
Start Time:             552 PM CST
Start Location:         2 S Oktoc
Start Lat/Lon:          33.30/-88.76
End Date:               11/29/16
End Time:               558 PM CST
End Location:           1 NNE OKTOC
End_Lat/Lon:            33.3503/-88.7443

Survey Summary:
Tornado started near Skinner Road and traveled 3.5 miles NNE
before lifting after crossing Robinson Road. Minor to Moderate
tree damage was mixed with a few instances of minor structural
and roof damage to residences along its path. Worst damage was
north of Oktoc near Browning Creek Road and Robinson Road.

.Clay/Monroe County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3 miles in JAN CWA
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/29/16
Start Time:             615 PM CST
Start Location:         1 NE Pala Alto, Clay County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.70/-88.76

End Date:               11/29/16
End Time:               620 PM CST
End Location:           5 NE Pala Alto, Clay County, MS
End_Lat/Lon:            33.7269/-88.7184

Survey Summary:
The tornado traveled roughly 3 miles NE through the
northern portion of Clay County before exiting into
Monroe County covered by NWS Memphis where it traveled 6 more miles
for a total of 9 miles. Mostly minor to moderate tree damage
occurred with one structure having roof damage near the county line.

.Lowndes County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/29/16
Start Time:             820 PM CST
Start Location:         4 SE Bent Oak, Lowndes County, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.404/-88.4813

End Date:               11/29/16
End Time:               835 PM CST
End Location:           5 SSW Columbus, Lowndes County, MS
End_Lat/Lon:            33.4448/-88.4458

Survey Summary:
This tornado traveled NNE just SW of Columbus for a distance of
3.5 miles, mostly doing minor to moderate damage tree damage. One farm
pivot was heavily damaged bear the intersection of Limerock Rd and Sally
Freeman Rd.


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 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

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

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