Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area FORREST
WFO JAN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-03-25 11:40:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3ENE DIXIE PINE
Begin Lat/Lon 31.31/-89.23
End Date 2009-03-25 13:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1WSW BONHOMIE
End Lat/Lon 31.27/-89.34
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 200.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A round of severe thunderstorms, containing tornadoes and damaging straight line winds, occurred Wednesday night, March 25, into early Thursday morning, March 26. These storms developed as a strong upper level disturbance encountered an unstable environment over the lower Mississippi Valley. A squall line of showers and thunderstorms pushed rapidly eastward across the area. One supercell storm formed ahead of the main line and produced a strong tornado which hit the town of Magee.
Eight tornadoes were confirmed from this event. Of the 8 tornadoes, 1 was rated EF3, 1 was rated EF2, 4 were rated EF1, and 2 were rated EF0. Numerous other locations experienced damaging straight line winds in excess of 60-70 mph. The worst damage occurred from a tornado which laid a 17.5 mile long track across Simpson and Smith counties. This storm was rated as EF3 with estimated 150 mph maximum winds near Magee. A second strong tornado, rated EF2 with 125 mph winds, effected Jones County near Soso.
Event Narrative A series of storms moved across the northern portion of Forrest county. Widespread 1 to 3 inches of rainfall was reported in the Hattiesburg area. Flooding was reported on numerous roads and streets around Hattiesburg. Three to four cars were flooded within a mile of Forrest General Hospital with a person trapped in his car from high water.


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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 27 10.395M 400.00K
CARTHAGE ADAMS CO. MS 03/25/2009 02:40 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OKATIBBEE LAUDERDALE CO. MS 03/25/2009 09:59 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
DIXIE PINE FORREST CO. MS 03/25/2009 11:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
WESTSIDE CLAIBORNE CO. MS 03/25/2009 22:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
GRANGE HALL WARREN CO. MS 03/25/2009 22:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
YAZOO CITY BARRIER A YAZOO CO. MS 03/25/2009 22:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MT MORIAH HINDS CO. MS 03/25/2009 22:44 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
BENTON YAZOO CO. MS 03/25/2009 22:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
CAYUGA HINDS CO. MS 03/25/2009 22:56 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNSVILLE HINDS CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:00 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 65.00K 0.00K
SIBLEY ADAMS CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 62 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MC NAIR JEFFERSON CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ROCKY HILL MADISON CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:13 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CLINTON HINDS CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MANSDALE MADISON CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:17 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 55.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 83 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
ROXIE FRANKLIN CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GALLATIN COPIAH CO. MS 03/25/2009 23:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON LINCOLN CO. MS 03/26/2009 00:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 83 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
THAYER LINCOLN CO. MS 03/26/2009 00:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 83 kts. EG 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
LAMBERTS STORE LAWRENCE CO. MS 03/26/2009 00:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
JAYNESVILLE SIMPSON CO. MS 03/26/2009 00:36 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 25 5.000M 0.00K
COHAY SMITH CO. MS 03/26/2009 00:54 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HEBRON JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 03/26/2009 01:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 75 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
PRENTISS JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 03/26/2009 01:01 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
TRAXLER SMITH CO. MS 03/26/2009 01:01 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PROSPECT NEWTON CO. MS 03/26/2009 01:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTROSE JASPER CO. MS 03/26/2009 01:31 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 1 2.000M 150.00K
REDDOCH JONES CO. MS 03/26/2009 01:43 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 800.00K 150.00K
ROSE HILL NEWTON CO. MS 03/26/2009 01:52 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 15.00K 100.00K
MOSS JASPER CO. MS 03/26/2009 01:56 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
TUCKERS CROSSING JONES CO. MS 03/26/2009 02:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
INCREASE LAUDERDALE CO. MS 03/26/2009 02:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 27 10.395M 400.00K