Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area FORREST
WFO JAN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-10-17 02:55:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1W BROOKLYN
Begin Lat/Lon 31.07/-89.16
End Date 2006-10-17 02:55:00.0 CST-6
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 significant heavy rain and flash flooding event occurred on October 16 and into the first part of October 17. The event was set up by an anomalous pool of tropical type moisture (300% of normal) over the western Gulf of Mexico which was then pulled northward by strong low level winds in advance of a westward moving upper level disturbance. There were several other factors in play which contributed to the large amounts of rain, such as a northward moving warm front and a building upper ridge over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The warm front helped lift the air while the building upper ridge served to weaken the westward moving upper disturbance. This then caused the progression of the heavy convective rains to slow and dump tremendous amounts of rain from southeast Texas to north and central Louisiana and then into west-central Mississippi. By late evening, dry mid level air began pushing east from Texas and allowed the heavy rain shield to move and exit the region by early Tuesday morning. Heavy rains were not the only weather type during this event, a couple of tornadoes occurred along with scattered reports of wind damage. What makes this event rare is that such a large area received 6 to 10 inches of rain and an even larger area received 4 to 6 inches. Embedded in that swath, a few locations in northern and central Louisiana received a whopping 12 to 17 inches! During this time of year, these kinds of rains usually occur from slow moving tropical cyclones, not from a warm front and westward moving upper disturbance. The result of all this rain was numerous reports of flash flooding, some even significant, across northeast Louisiana and west-central Mississippi. This event will go down in the record books for the amount of real estate covered by heavy rainfall and the several locations that measured extreme amounts.
Event Narrative A couple of trees were blown down, one blocking a portion of Highway 49.


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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 6.110M 1.000M
MONTROSE JASPER CO. MS 10/16/2006 14:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAYERSVILLE ISSAQUENA CO. MS 10/16/2006 15:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PERCY WASHINGTON CO. MS 10/16/2006 15:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASSFIELD JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 10/16/2006 16:12 CST-6 Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FITLER ISSAQUENA CO. MS 10/16/2006 17:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EGREMONT SHARKEY CO. MS 10/16/2006 17:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROLLING FORK SHARKEY CO. MS 10/16/2006 17:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
YAZOO CITY YAZOO CO. MS 10/16/2006 18:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOLARSVILLE HOLMES CO. MS 10/16/2006 18:39 CST-6 Tornado F1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WEST HOLMES CO. MS 10/16/2006 19:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
VICKSBURG WARREN CO. MS 10/16/2006 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
CARY SHARKEY CO. MS 10/16/2006 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 300.00K
COXBURG HOLMES CO. MS 10/16/2006 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 100.00K
FITLER ISSAQUENA CO. MS 10/16/2006 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 100.00K
LOUISE HUMPHREYS CO. MS 10/16/2006 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 200.00K
YAZOO CITY YAZOO CO. MS 10/16/2006 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 300.00K
VICKSBURG WARREN CO. MS 10/16/2006 20:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BENTONIA YAZOO CO. MS 10/16/2006 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON ADAMS CO. MS 10/16/2006 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FENWICK ADAMS CO. MS 10/16/2006 21:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HAMBURG FRANKLIN CO. MS 10/16/2006 21:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
POCAHONTAS HINDS CO. MS 10/16/2006 21:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLINTON HINDS CO. MS 10/16/2006 21:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAYMOND HINDS CO. MS 10/16/2006 22:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HESTERVILLE ATTALA CO. MS 10/16/2006 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUDE FRANKLIN CO. MS 10/16/2006 22:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNSVILLE HINDS CO. MS 10/16/2006 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
CANTON MADISON CO. MS 10/16/2006 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
KOSCIUSKO ATTALA CO. MS 10/16/2006 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
TERRY HINDS CO. MS 10/16/2006 22:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEIR CHOCTAW CO. MS 10/16/2006 23:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
WALNUT GROVE LEAKE CO. MS 10/16/2006 23:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNS SMITH CO. MS 10/17/2006 00:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 13.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 10/17/2006 02:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 10/17/2006 02:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
HATTIESBURG LAMAR CO. MS 10/17/2006 02:39 CST-6 Tornado F2 0 0 700.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 10/17/2006 02:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN FORREST CO. MS 10/17/2006 02:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 6.110M 1.000M