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000 NOUS44 KJAN 122116 PNSJAN ARZ074-075-LAZ007>009-015-016-023>026-MSZ018-019-025>066-072>074- 130930- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS 416 PM CDT Mon Apr 12 2021 ...Public Information Statement... ...NWS Damage Survey For 04/09/21 Tornado Event - Update #3... .Update... Added Kosciusko Tornado and updated the peak wind speed for the Pelahatchie Tornado. .Kosciusko Tornado... Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Wind: 95 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.93 miles Path Width /maximum/: 250 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/09/2021 Start Time: 08:04 PM CDT Start Location: 1 NNW Kosciusko / Attala County / MS Start Lat/Lon: 33.0658 / -89.5903 End Date: 04/09/2021 End Time: 08:05 PM CDT End Location: 1 E Kosciusko / Attala County / MS End Lat/Lon: 33.0584 / -89.5771 Summary: A brief EF1 tornado occurred during the evening of April 9th in Kosciusko. The tornado began at the intersection of MS Highway 12 and North Jackson St where an awning and portion of a sign was blown off the CVS Pharmacy. The tornado quickly reached peak intensity as it moved southeast where several trees were uprooted along Knox Rd, including one that fell onto an apartment building. The tornado continued southeast crossing Lucas St and Fairground St where the most concentrated path of damage occurred. Here, multiple trees were uprooted along with several pine trees that were snapped. Several homes also sustained roof damage due to falling trees and branches, and one home on Lucas St had a portion of its roof and interior ceiling blown in after a gable failed. The tornado began to weaken as it crossed East Adams St and East Jefferson St where mainly large tree branches were snapped. Two trees were also uprooted in this area. The tornado quickly dissipated after crossing East Jefferson St and was on the ground for approximately one minute. Estimated peak wind was 95 mph with a length of 0.93 miles and maximum width of 250 yards. .Lincoln County Tornado... Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Wind: 95 mph Path Length /statute/: 4.40 miles Path Width /maximum/: 530 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/09/2021 Start Time: 11:37 PM CDT Start Location: 6 WSW Brookhaven / Lincoln County / MS Start Lat/Lon: 31.5705 / -90.5493 End Date: 04/09/2021 End Time: 11:46 PM CDT End Location: 6 SW Brookhaven / Lincoln County / MS End Lat/Lon: 31.5135 / -90.5171 Summary: An EF1 tornado developed in the evening of April 9th near Zetus Rd and Russell Ln. The tornado produced primarily tree damage before traveling southeast across Palmetto Trail and then crossing near Watts Ln and Norman Trail. The tornado became most intense in this area where a shed was damaged by falling trees on Norman Trail while on Watts Lane a large stand of young pines was felled as well as some power poles and lines. The tornado continued southeast where more tree damage was documented as well as roofing damage to some structures. It was in this area that the path was most clearly defined with stands of trees significantly damaged in a clear trajectory to the southeast. The tornado crossed Hwy 84 near Breckenridge Ln where out buildings were heavily damaged or destroyed. The tornado then began to weaken but continued to produce intermittent tree damage south of the highway before dissipating north of Auburn Dr. .Pelahatchie Tornado... Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph Path Length /statute/: 11.11 miles Path Width /maximum/: 50 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/09/2021 Start Time: 08:27 PM CDT Start Location: 5 SSW Pelahatchie / Rankin County / MS Start Lat/Lon: 32.2509 / -89.8439 End Date: 04/09/2021 End Time: 08:56 PM CDT End Location: 6 N Pelahatchie / Rankin County / MS End Lat/Lon: 32.4078 / -89.8101 Summary: This tornado began just to the south of Gulde Shiloh Road where several large tree limbs were snapped. The tornado continued north crossing I-20 where it was documented via pictures and video by several storm chasers. The tornado continued to snap large tree branches while crossing US Highway 80 at the Pelahatchie Industrial Park. Additional large limbs were snapped along Lake Road with the tornado crossing County Lake and snapping more tree limbs in a neighborhood along the west shore of the lake. The tornado continued north through a wooded area before paralleling Highway 43. Large limbs were snapped along the highway with two trees uprooted in adjacent fields. The tornado quickly dissipated in a wooded area to the south of Rehobeth Road. Damage was intermittent at times, and it`s possible that the tornado may have lifted several times along the primary damage path. .Marion County Tornado... Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Wind: 105 mph Path Length /statute/: 7.77 miles Path Width /maximum/: 1200 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/10/2021 Start Time: 12:31 AM CDT Start Location: 7 NE Salem / Marion County / MS Start Lat/Lon: 31.2976 / -90.0131 End Date: 04/10/2021 End Time: 12:42 AM CDT End Location: 5 WSW Columbia / Marion County / MS End Lat/Lon: 31.2367 / -89.9051 Summary: This EF1 tornado stared in western Marion county, near Bracey Road, and tracked southeast for just over 7 miles. The tornadic circulation was embedded in a swath of wind that tracked in a similar manner, but was much wider and had sporadic tree damage. Shortly after the tornadic circulation organized, it peaked in intensity and produced a focused corridor of solid tree damage. This was near the intersection of Circle Bar Road and Ratliff Road. From here, the tornado weakened a bit but continued to produce a more focused corridor of mostly tree damage. A few homes had trees on them with several sheds and carports having the roof taken off. The tornado basically stayed just on the north side of highway 586. The tornado dissipated before crossing highway 586 on the west side of Foxworth and all that remained with straight line wind damage. Max winds were 105 mph, width 1200 yds. 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 events and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ NF/TW/DL/FB/CE is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.