Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area TUNICA
WFO MEG
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-29 08:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-30 04:00:00.0 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 The Mid-South had a favorable set-up for winter weather during the time frame of January 28th-January 30th, 2010. A cold front moved through the area on January 27th allowing cold arctic air to filter into the region behind the front. Meanwhile, a powerful low pressure system developed over the Southwestern United States. The system pushed east into Texas and eventually in the Lower Mississippi Valley bringing abundant moisture to the area. Precipitation, mainly in the form of freezing rain, began over Northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel during the late evening hours of January 28th. The precipitation spread east during the morning of January 29th and became heavier producing a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow over much of the Mid-South with the exception of extreme southern portions of the Mid-South. As the air cooled further, precipitation switched to all snow. However, temperatures began to warm during the afternoon and evening hours changing precipitation back to freezing rain, sleet or just rain. Precipitation tapered off to freezing drizzle or flurries by the early morning hours of January 30th. The winter weather produced treacherous roads. In addition, accumulations of ice produced numerous downed trees and power lines resulting in many power outages. Ice accumulations ranged from a tenth of an inch to up to a half inch across Northwest Mississippi to extreme Northeast Mississippi. Less than an inch of snow fell across the northern tier of counties in North Mississippi.
Event Narrative A tenth to a half inch of ice fell across Tunica County. Only a trace of snow fell on top of the ice.


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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 0.00K 0.00K
COAHOMA (ZONE) COAHOMA (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TUNICA (ZONE) TUNICA (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
QUITMAN (ZONE) QUITMAN (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE SOTO (ZONE) DE SOTO (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TIPPAH (ZONE) TIPPAH (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALCORN (ZONE) ALCORN (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TATE (ZONE) TATE (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PANOLA (ZONE) PANOLA (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 09:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON (ZONE) BENTON (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 09:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 10:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PONTOTOC (ZONE) PONTOTOC (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 10:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TISHOMINGO (ZONE) TISHOMINGO (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRENTISS (ZONE) PRENTISS (ZONE) MS 01/29/2010 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K