Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 60 kts.
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area SMITH
WFO JAN
Begin Date 05/03/2009 10:18:00 CST-6
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location MIZE
Begin Lat/Lon 31.84/-89.61
End Date 05/03/2009 10:32:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth N
End Location TAYLORSVILLE
End Lat/Lon 31.85/-89.43
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 12.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Early on the 3rd, clusters of severe storms evolved into a line which produced scattered wind damage as it pushed east along and just north of I-20. An outflow boundary pushed out of this line and provided the focus for the second powerful and significant severe event.

Between 8 am and 1 pm, a Derecho evolved and raced east across the southern half of the forecast area at 60 to 70 mph. A Derecho is defined as a long lived windstorm, usually a large bow echo, which has a width of 40 to 250 miles and covers a long distance, typically one to three states. This large bowing squall line brought intense straight line winds and widespread damage across its swath. Some of the wind speeds within this Derecho ranged between 80 and 95 mph. There were numerous reports of trees down as well as downed power lines, which caused widespread power outages in many locations. Many structures were damaged by either fallen trees or just the wind itself. Scattered reports of hail and a few tornadoes also occurred. One fatality occurred in Jones County as a tree fell through a woman���s mobile home.

During the early predawn hours of May 4th. Isolated severe storms affected northern Forest county with some flash flooding.
Event Narrative Numerous trees were blown down across the southern portion of Smith County. Several trees were down across area roads including Highway 28 near Mize and Highway 37 near Taylorsville.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 5.958M 2.100M
ANDING YAZOO CO. MS 05/03/2009 05:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CANTON MADISON CO. MS 05/03/2009 05:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMDEN MADISON CO. MS 05/03/2009 06:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
THOMASTOWN LEAKE CO. MS 05/03/2009 06:02 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SINGLETON LEAKE CO. MS 05/03/2009 06:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GULDE RANKIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 06:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.50K 0.00K
ALICE NESHOBA CO. MS 05/03/2009 06:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
SHUQUALAK NOXUBEE CO. MS 05/03/2009 07:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
NATCHEZ ADAMS CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 2.000M 800.00K
CHURCH HILL JEFFERSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CARTHAGE ADAMS CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:44 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRASFIELD JEFFERSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIBLEY ADAMS CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
WESTSIDE CLAIBORNE CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
STAMPLEY JEFFERSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ALCORN CLAIBORNE CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:55 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
RUSSUM CLAIBORNE CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:56 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROXIE FRANKLIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:59 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROXIE FRANKLIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 800.00K
WALTERSVILLE WARREN CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARLOW COPIAH CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
CASEYVILLE LINCOLN CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMS LINCOLN CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
BEAUREGARD COPIAH CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LEARNED HINDS CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NOLA LAWRENCE CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
SCHLEY SIMPSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 100.00K
COOPERS WELLS HINDS CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
LUCAS JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LUCAS JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
GOODEN LAKE HUMPHREYS CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
GWINVILLE JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:07 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MT OLIVE COVINGTON CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:09 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MT OLIVE COVINGTON CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 100.00K
JAYNESVILLE SIMPSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:11 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
MT OLIVE COVINGTON CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:12 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
RICE HILL RANKIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
LANGFORD RANKIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:17 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSBURG COVINGTON CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 100.00K
TAYLORSVILLE SMITH CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:25 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
REDDOCH JONES CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 130.00K 0.00K
TAYLORSVILLE SMITH CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:30 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 320.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
PELAHATCHIE RANKIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
HEBRON JONES CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 1 0 170.00K 0.00K
RALEIGH SMITH CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:35 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:35 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:41 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SUMRALL LAMAR CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
GOODWATER CLARKE CO. MS 05/03/2009 11:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 0 0 140.00K 100.00K
BARNETT CLARKE CO. MS 05/03/2009 11:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 72 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 100.00K
RAWLS SPGS FORREST CO. MS 05/03/2009 11:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) MS 05/03/2009 16:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
MACEDONIA FORREST CO. MS 05/04/2009 00:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BONHOMIE FORREST CO. MS 05/04/2009 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 5.958M 2.100M