Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.3 Miles
-- Width 150 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area FORREST
WFO JAN
Begin Date 05/15/2008 09:15:00 CST-6
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location MC LAURIN
Begin Lat/Lon 31.15/-89.28
End Date 05/15/2008 09:17:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth WSW
End Location MC LAURIN
End Lat/Lon 31.16/-89.26
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 80.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Multiple rounds of storms evolved over the region starting late on the 14th and lasted through the 15th. This produced several areas of heavy rainfall across the forecast area. The region that experienced the greatest rainfall was across Northeast Louisiana, and West Central Mississippi where 5 to 8 inches fell. The other area of heavy rain was along Interstate 20, through Central and East Central Mississippi. Here, 3 to 6 inches fell. All this heavy rain resulted in flash flooding across the area. The severe weather was more scattered in nature, but what did occur was mainly damaging winds and located across the southern half of the area.
Event Narrative This tornado occurred just south of the first, longer track tornado, and was on the ground for just over a mile. A concentrated path of trees, in a convergent pattern, was blown down. Additionally, half the roof of a small church was peeled off.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 2.911M 2.900M
LINGLE SMITH CO. MS 05/14/2008 14:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNS SMITH CO. MS 05/14/2008 14:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTROSE JASPER CO. MS 05/14/2008 15:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
STAR RANKIN CO. MS 05/15/2008 02:05 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
GLEN ALLAN WASHINGTON CO. MS 05/15/2008 03:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 500.00K
BELZONI HUMPHREYS CO. MS 05/15/2008 03:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 700.00K
ROLLING FORK SHARKEY CO. MS 05/15/2008 04:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 600.00K 600.00K
MAYERSVILLE ISSAQUENA CO. MS 05/15/2008 04:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 300.00K
BAYLAND YAZOO CO. MS 05/15/2008 06:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 300.00K
NOGAN HINDS CO. MS 05/15/2008 06:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
FITLER ISSAQUENA CO. MS 05/15/2008 06:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
RIDGELAND MADISON CO. MS 05/15/2008 07:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LORENA SMITH CO. MS 05/15/2008 08:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MORTON SCOTT CO. MS 05/15/2008 08:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
CHERAW MARION CO. MS 05/15/2008 08:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUNTS NEWTON CO. MS 05/15/2008 08:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
GLUCKSTADT MADISON CO. MS 05/15/2008 08:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 05/15/2008 09:05 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ROCK HILL FORREST CO. MS 05/15/2008 09:09 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 700.00K 500.00K
MC LAURIN FORREST CO. MS 05/15/2008 09:15 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
PETAL FORREST CO. MS 05/15/2008 09:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.911M 2.900M