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NOUS44 KJAN 122116

416 PM CDT Mon Apr 12 2021

...Public Information Statement...

...NWS Damage Survey For 04/09/21 Tornado Event - Update #3...

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

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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