Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN
NOUS44 KMEG 241846 CCA
Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Memphis TN
146 PM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017
...NWS Damage Survey For 04/22/17 Tornado Event - Update 2...
.Tornado and Wind Damage in Tishomingo County Mississippi...
Estimated Peak Wind: 80 MPH
Path Length /Statute/: 2.7 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 100 Yards
Start Date: 04/22/2017
Start Time: 3:20 PM CDT
Start Location: 1.2 miles NE of Belmont, MS
Start Lat/Lon: 34.5250/-88.1957
End Date: 04/22/2017
End Time: 3:27 PM CDT
End Location: 3.5 miles ENE of Belmont, MS
End Lat/Lon: 34.5204/-88.1492
The tornado developed northeast of Belmont and crossed into
Alabama east-northeast of Belmont. Tree damage was noted along
Highway 993, and a barn was damaged along Highway 68.
To the southwest of the tornado track, a larger area of strong
winds associated with the storm`s Rear Flank Downdraft (RFD)
affected northern and northeastern portions of Belmont. Winds in
this RFD area likely approached 85 to 90 mph. These winds caused
tree and roof damage, especially in the Valley Road area.
NOTE: Information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS