Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area SMITH
WFO JAN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-05-03 10:35:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-05-03 10:40:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
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 Several trees were blown down just south of Raleigh, a few were down across Highway 35.


    



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
MADISON CO. 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
NESHOBA CO. 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
ADAMS CO. ADAMS CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 2.000M 800.00K
JEFFERSON CO. JEFFERSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ADAMS CO. ADAMS CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:44 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS CO. ADAMS CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON CO. JEFFERSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON CO. JEFFERSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CLAIBORNE CO. CLAIBORNE CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
CLAIBORNE CO. CLAIBORNE CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:55 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CLAIBORNE CO. CLAIBORNE CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:56 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN CO. FRANKLIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 08:59 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN CO. 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
COPIAH CO. COPIAH CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN CO. LINCOLN CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN CO. LINCOLN CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
COPIAH CO. COPIAH CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HINDS CO. HINDS CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE CO. LAWRENCE CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
SIMPSON CO. SIMPSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 100.00K
HINDS CO. HINDS CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 05/03/2009 09:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HUMPHREYS CO. HUMPHREYS CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 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
COVINGTON CO. COVINGTON CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 100.00K
SIMPSON CO. SIMPSON CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:11 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
COVINGTON CO. COVINGTON CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:12 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
LANGFORD RANKIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:17 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RANKIN CO. RANKIN CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
SMITH CO. 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
COVINGTON CO. 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
JONES CO. JONES CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 130.00K 0.00K
SMITH CO. SMITH CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:30 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 320.00K 0.00K
JASPER CO. 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
JONES CO. 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
JASPER CO. 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
LAMAR CO. LAMAR CO. MS 05/03/2009 10:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CLARKE CO. CLARKE CO. MS 05/03/2009 11:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 0 0 140.00K 100.00K
CLARKE CO. CLARKE CO. MS 05/03/2009 11:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 72 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 100.00K
FORREST CO. 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
FORREST CO. 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