Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area FORREST
WFO JAN
Begin Date 05/16/2009 15:50:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SE
Begin Location HATTIESBURG
Begin Lat/Lon 31.31/-89.31
End Date 05/16/2009 15:50:00 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 During the afternoon and early evening of the 16th. Severe storms crossed portions of Central Mississippi and Northeast Louisiana. There was 1 fatality and two injuries from a lightning strike southwest of Yazoo City. There were reports of hail, wind damage, and flash flooding due to heavy rainfall. These storms were due a cold front that moved over the region. The cold front combined with rich gulf moisture and an unstable airmass.
Event Narrative Three trees were struck by lighting and fell on some power lines.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 2 7.00K 0.00K
MIDDLETON CLARKE CO. MS 05/16/2009 11:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOAKFOMA WINSTON CO. MS 05/16/2009 12:48 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARTESIA LOWNDES CO. MS 05/16/2009 12:49 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
TOGO NOXUBEE CO. MS 05/16/2009 13:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORRESTON LOWNDES CO. MS 05/16/2009 13:14 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VALLEY YAZOO CO. MS 05/16/2009 13:45 CST-6 Lightning 1 2 0.00K 0.00K
CARTHAGE LEAKE CO. MS 05/16/2009 14:31 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH CARROLLTON CARROLL CO. MS 05/16/2009 14:52 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAXTERVILLE LAMAR CO. MS 05/16/2009 15:17 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HATTIESBURG FORREST CO. MS 05/16/2009 15:50 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HATTIESBURG FORREST CO. MS 05/16/2009 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
TRYUS LAWRENCE CO. MS 05/16/2009 16:03 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI SCOTT CO. MS 05/16/2009 16:49 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
PULASKI SCOTT CO. MS 05/16/2009 16:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 05/16/2009 18:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 2 7.00K 0.00K