Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.75 in.
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area RANKIN
WFO JAN
Report Source Public
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-09 20:55:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 5SW FLORENCE
Begin Lat/Lon 32.1/-90.19
End Date 2008-12-09 21:08:00.0 CST-6
End Location 4E FLORENCE
End Lat/Lon 32.15/-90.06
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A round of severe thunderstorms containing tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds, occurred Tuesday December 9th into Tuesday night across much of the Lower Mississippi River Valley. These storms developed along and ahead of a strong surface cold front and strong upper level disturbance. A surface low developed to our west and tracked eastward increasing the winds and drawing northward deep moisture and instability. The cold front steadily pushed east and clashed with the unstable and highly sheared environment and produced numerous severe thunderstorms as a squall line developed and tracked eastward across the region.
This event produced 16 tornadoes along with many reports of large hail, and wind damage. The majority of the severe weather occurred across central and southern Mississippi. Of the 16 tornadoes, 2 were rated EF2, 8 rated EF1, and 6 rated EF0.
Historically, these 16 tornadoes rank 2nd all time for the number of tornadoes in the month of December. The record is 19 which occurred during the December of 1988. Additionally, this December 9th event has pushed the yearly total of tornadoes in Mississippi to 109. This will set a new record for the number of tornadoes in a year for the state of Mississippi. The previous record of 99 was set in 2005.
Event Narrative Penny sized hail fell across portions of southwest Rankin County.


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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 2 8.203M 500.00K
DUNCAN BOLIVAR CO. MS 12/09/2008 13:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW FITLER ISSAQUENA CO. MS 12/09/2008 15:07 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ONWARD SHARKEY CO. MS 12/09/2008 15:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED ROCK SHARKEY CO. MS 12/09/2008 15:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
CAMPBELLSVILLE YAZOO CO. MS 12/09/2008 15:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 350.00K 0.00K
CAMPBELLSVILLE YAZOO CO. MS 12/09/2008 15:52 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ONWARD SHARKEY CO. MS 12/09/2008 16:10 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOUISE HUMPHREYS CO. MS 12/09/2008 16:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SATARTIA YAZOO CO. MS 12/09/2008 16:38 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
VALLEY YAZOO CO. MS 12/09/2008 16:50 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 700.00K 0.00K
ZEIGLERVILLE HOLMES CO. MS 12/09/2008 17:17 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 700.00K 0.00K
MALMAISON CARROLL CO. MS 12/09/2008 17:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAGLE BEND WARREN CO. MS 12/09/2008 17:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORDYKE YAZOO CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND HOLMES CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN HOLMES CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:28 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROLLING FORK SHARKEY CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
EDEN YAZOO CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST HOLMES CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TINSLEY YAZOO CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDRIX SIDING MONTGOMERY CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:37 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 110.00K 0.00K
DURANT HOLMES CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
POSSUMNECK ATTALA CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:53 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASSFIELD JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 12/09/2008 18:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YOKENA WARREN CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:04 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIMRALL WARREN CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
GOODMAN HOLMES CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:18 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NATCHEZ ADAMS CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:21 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 2.500M 0.00K
NATCHEZ ADAMS CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
BOYETTE ATTALA CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:27 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
NEWMANS WARREN CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:32 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SALLIS ATTALA CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:36 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STAMPLEY JEFFERSON CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRELL JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:44 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMBURG FRANKLIN CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:46 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 200.00K
MT BEULAH HINDS CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:47 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSBURG COVINGTON CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:50 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALCORN CLAIBORNE CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HICKS JEFFERSON CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:52 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 300.00K
RUSSUM CLAIBORNE CO. MS 12/09/2008 19:52 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PATTISON CLAIBORNE CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CLARKSON WEBSTER CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:02 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRENCH CAMP CHOCTAW CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:06 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTPELIER CLAY CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:12 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAZLEHURST COPIAH CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:22 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLINTON HINDS CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTER RIDGE SMITH CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BOWERTON COPIAH CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GALLMAN COPIAH CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:34 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CRYSTAL SPGS COPIAH CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:39 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
GATESVILLE COPIAH CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
VAIDEN CARROLL CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE RANKIN CO. MS 12/09/2008 20:55 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADATON OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STAR RANKIN CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:05 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 800.00K 0.00K
THOMASVILLE RANKIN CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:09 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SHILOH RANKIN CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:21 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GULDE RANKIN CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILL LEAKE CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PERDUE NEWTON CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RIO KEMPER CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:38 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALICE NESHOBA CO. MS 12/09/2008 21:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BRAXTON SIMPSON CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:11 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAHALAK KEMPER CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
WOOLWORTH LINCOLN CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:16 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SONTAG LAWRENCE CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:18 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SONTAG LAWRENCE CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA LOWNDES CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EVERETT SIMPSON CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI SCOTT CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW HEBRON LAWRENCE CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JAYNESVILLE SIMPSON CO. MS 12/09/2008 22:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE SCOTT CO. MS 12/09/2008 23:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONEHATTA NEWTON CO. MS 12/09/2008 23:09 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOURNHAM LAWRENCE CO. MS 12/09/2008 23:12 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRENTISS ARPT JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 12/09/2008 23:24 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSBURG COVINGTON CO. MS 12/09/2008 23:58 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 12/10/2008 00:02 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLORSVILLE SMITH CO. MS 12/10/2008 00:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
BAY SPGS JASPER CO. MS 12/10/2008 00:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BAY SPGS JASPER CO. MS 12/10/2008 00:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDDOCH JONES CO. MS 12/10/2008 00:31 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOSS JASPER CO. MS 12/10/2008 00:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MOSS JASPER CO. MS 12/10/2008 00:57 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(LUL)HESLER FLD LAUR JONES CO. MS 12/10/2008 01:08 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALTERS JONES CO. MS 12/10/2008 01:08 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 2 250.00K 0.00K
WARDWELL STATION LAMAR CO. MS 12/10/2008 01:13 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 700.00K 0.00K
HATTIESBURG FORREST CO. MS 12/10/2008 01:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
PACHUTA CLARKE CO. MS 12/10/2008 01:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDERSVILLE JONES CO. MS 12/10/2008 01:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARMICHAEL CLARKE CO. MS 12/10/2008 02:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 8.203M 500.00K