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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 0.93 Miles
-- Width 175 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area SMITH
WFO JAN
Begin Date 01/03/2009 13:13:00 CST-6
Begin Range 6
Begin Azimuth NNE
Begin Location SUMMERLAND
Begin Lat/Lon 31.88/-89.33
End Date 01/03/2009 13:14:00 CST-6
End Range 7
End Azimuth NNE
End Location SUMMERLAND
End Lat/Lon 31.89/-89.33
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 40.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A round of severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of January 3rd as a upper level disturbance moved east across the northern Gulf of Mexico. This feature combined with increasing instability and helped produce scattered thunderstorms which produced penny to nickel sized hail. Additionally, on storm produced a EF1 tornado which was the first tornado in the United States for 2009.
Event Narrative Several hardwood and softwood trees were uprooted and one softwood tree was snapped. Three chicken houses had some of the roof blown off and one had a section that collapsed. The roofing material of the chicken houses was blown downwind for the length of the tornado. Three homes received minor damage to the roofs including shingles blown off and gutters damaged. A window was blown in at one house. Several fences were blown over and a large carport/shed was destroyed. Maximum wind speed was 90 mph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
TATUMS CAMPS LAMAR CO. MS 01/03/2009 12:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAWLS SPGS FORREST CO. MS 01/03/2009 12:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEMINARY COVINGTON CO. MS 01/03/2009 12:51 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 01/03/2009 13:11 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUMMERLAND SMITH CO. MS 01/03/2009 13:13 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 01/03/2009 13:24 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILL LEAKE CO. MS 01/03/2009 14:29 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 40.00K 0.00K