Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 30.1 Miles
-- Width 1920 Yards
County/Area ATTALA
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-04-24 11:57:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3N BOYETTE
Begin Lat/Lon 33.0802/-89.8241
End Date 2010-04-24 12:28:00.0 CST-6
End Location 6N MC COOL
End Lat/Lon 33.2857/-89.3651
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 60.00M
Crop Damage 4.00M
Episode Narrative During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County.
As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
Event Narrative The tornado then moved into western Attala County from just east of Durant in Holmes County. The tornado re-intensified somewhat and began causing significant tree damage in rural western Attala County. The tornado continued across Attala County, causing tree and power line damage,and heavily damaging a number of rural residences, including in the community of Hesterville. The tornado continued to the northeast and crossed the Natchez Trace Parkway. Here numerous trees were damaged and thrown across the Parkway. The maximum intensity in Attala County was EF2 with maximum winds around 130 mph.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 10 130 351.035M 22.520M
BRUNSWICK WARREN CO. MS 04/24/2010 10:25 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 2 920.00K 500.00K
HARDEE ISSAQUENA CO. MS 04/24/2010 10:32 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 100.00K 2.000M
LUCRE SHARKEY CO. MS 04/24/2010 10:48 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 2.000M
ENOLA YAZOO CO. MS 04/24/2010 10:53 CST-6 Tornado EF4 4 53 140.000M 4.000M
ZEIGLERVILLE HOLMES CO. MS 04/24/2010 11:33 CST-6 Tornado EF4 1 40 60.000M 4.000M
BOYETTE ATTALA CO. MS 04/24/2010 11:57 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 60.000M 4.000M
FRENCH CAMP CHOCTAW CO. MS 04/24/2010 12:28 CST-6 Tornado EF3 5 35 90.000M 6.000M
STURGIS OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 04/24/2010 12:50 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 15.00K 20.00K
Totals: 10 130 351.035M 22.520M