Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area SMITH
WFO JAN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-02 22:05:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N MIZE
Begin Lat/Lon 31.87/-89.55
End Date 2008-08-02 22:05:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A rare and widespread significant wind event impacted the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area during the evening of Aug 2nd and lasted into the early morning hours of Aug 3rd. Several clusters of storms developed across Northern Mississippi and Northern Alabama during the late afternoon and became further organized as the clusters moved to the south and southwest. Between 8 and 9 pm, a bowing line of storms was located from Oxford to Starkville, growing larger by the minute, and picking up speed as wind gusts between 50 and 70 mph were taking shape.
A large bow echo quickly evolved and raced to the west-southwest, across Mississippi, through the evening at 50 to 60 mph. The line of storms produced widespread severe wind gusts around 60 mph with many locations seeing significant wind gusts between 75 and 80 mph. Tree and power line damage was widespread and significant along the line with the focus and most intense portion of the bow echo located within an axis from Louisville, MS to Jackson, MS to St. Joseph, LA.
Some of the most significant wind damage occurred across Winston, Neshoba, Leake and Scott counties. Here, thousands of trees were downed along with numerous power lines. Many roads were blocked by downed trees, especially across Scott County. Wind gusts across these areas likely peaked between 75 and 85 mph.
The bow echo was re-energized across Madison and Hinds Counties as the line clashed with pre-line storms. The most intense portion of the bow echo was re-focused as it impacted portions of southern Madison and Hinds County. The most intense portion of the line then dove southwest and impacted Copiah, Claiborne, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams Counties. As the line crossed the Mississippi River, the parishes of Tensas and Concordia saw the brunt of the damaging winds. Similar to areas across Central Mississippi, these locations received significant winds between 75 and 85 mph. Thousands of trees and numerous power lines were downed from the winds. Power outages were substantial as many locations were without power for 2 to 4 days.
Looking at this event in a historic perspective, it was likely the most significant and widespread wind event ever in August for our forecast area.
Event Narrative A few trees were blown down around Mize. One mobile home was damaged as a tree fell on it.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 7.362M 8.110M
CALEDONIA LOWNDES CO. MS 08/02/2008 18:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
MONTPELIER CLAY CO. MS 08/02/2008 18:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
INTERSTATE CITY LOWNDES CO. MS 08/02/2008 18:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 64 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
INTERSTATE CITY LOWNDES CO. MS 08/02/2008 18:55 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INTERSTATE CITY LOWNDES CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:01 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
CLARKSON WEBSTER CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:09 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRAIRIE PT NOXUBEE CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRAIRIE PT NOXUBEE CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:13 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARKVILLE OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARKVILLE OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOOBA KEMPER CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
STURGIS OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOMNOLEN WEBSTER CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SESSUMS OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELLEFONTAINE WEBSTER CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE KALB KEMPER CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD LOWNDES CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LOAKFOMA WINSTON CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
EMBRY WEBSTER CO. MS 08/02/2008 19:56 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ACKERMAN CHOCTAW CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPRING CREEK NESHOBA CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
STALLO NESHOBA CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
BOON WINSTON CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:14 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOUISVILLE WINSTON CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONGINO NESHOBA CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOXAPATER WINSTON CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BONITA LAUDERDALE CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ETHEL ATTALA CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
REMUS LEAKE CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. EG 0 0 400.00K 300.00K
GORE SPGS GRENADA CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GORE SPGS GRENADA CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:41 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARYDELL LEAKE CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 1.200M 800.00K
DUCK HILL MONTGOMERY CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:50 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEBASTOPOL SCOTT CO. MS 08/02/2008 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 1.300M
STRATTON NEWTON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 22.00K 0.00K
CAMDEN MADISON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 100.00K
DECATUR NEWTON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WINONA MONTGOMERY CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:08 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUDLOW SCOTT CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 700.00K
WINONA MONTGOMERY CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOYETTE ATTALA CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:17 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAWORTH SCOTT CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 600.00K 1.000M
SOMMERVILLE COMMUNIT CARROLL CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:21 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILTSHIRE CARROLL CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 60.00K
SOMMERVILLE COMMUNIT CARROLL CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROY GRENADA CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VOSSBURG JASPER CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
TURNETTA MADISON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
FANNIN RANKIN CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLUCKSTADT MADISON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
FT LORING LEFLORE CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
CROSSING HOLMES CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PINEVILLE SMITH CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
BEULAH BOLIVAR CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LORENA SMITH CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 500.00K
MANSDALE MADISON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:40 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTONIA YAZOO CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:41 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRANDON RANKIN CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 100.00K
LONGALOO HINDS CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:47 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ITTA BENA LEFLORE CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:48 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENOIT VLY FLD BOLIVAR CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:50 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTONIA YAZOO CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
FLORA MADISON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
VALUE RANKIN CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:54 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EVERETT SIMPSON CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 300.00K
RICE HILL RANKIN CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:56 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOLIVAR BOLIVAR CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:58 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTER RIDGE SMITH CO. MS 08/02/2008 21:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INDIANOLA SUNFLOWER CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
RAYMOND HINDS CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
POCAHONTAS HINDS CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURNERS FLAT BOLIVAR CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:10 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARBO COVINGTON CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
MIDWAY HINDS CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:19 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOVINA WARREN CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 100.00K
CARY SHARKEY CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UTICA HINDS CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 50.00K
BOVINA WARREN CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 200.00K
MANHATTAN WASHINGTON CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CRYSTAL SPGS COPIAH CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 50.00K
CRYSTAL SPGS COPIAH CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 500.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) MS 08/02/2008 22:35 CST-6 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
CRYSTAL SPGS COPIAH CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:36 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUCAS JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REGANTON CLAIBORNE CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 300.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) MS 08/02/2008 22:45 CST-6 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
BADLAND CLAIBORNE CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 600.00K
FLOWEREE WARREN CO. MS 08/02/2008 22:53 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARDWELL STATION LAMAR CO. MS 08/02/2008 23:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENDALE FORREST CO. MS 08/02/2008 23:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASEYVILLE LINCOLN CO. MS 08/02/2008 23:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 300.00K
RED LICK JEFFERSON CO. MS 08/02/2008 23:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 120.00K 200.00K
PINEBUR MARION CO. MS 08/02/2008 23:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WEST LINCOLN LINCOLN CO. MS 08/02/2008 23:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
QUENTIN FRANKLIN CO. MS 08/02/2008 23:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 400.00K
PINE RIDGE ADAMS CO. MS 08/02/2008 23:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 200.00K
Totals: 0 0 7.362M 8.110M