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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area TUNICA
WFO MEG
Begin Date 05/01/2010 09:30:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth E
Begin Location TUNICA ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 34.67/-90.35
End Date 05/01/2010 11:30:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth ESE
End Location TUNICA ARPT
End Lat/Lon 34.67/-90.35
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 An upper level disturbance slowly approached the Mid-South during the evening of April 30th, 2010 as a cold front became stationary to the west. This pattern remained in place through the evening hours of May 2nd, 2010. South to southwest winds pumped warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and created a very unstable atmosphere. Showers and thunderstorms developed in association with the front during the early evening hours and moved east into Eastern Arkansas shortly before midnight. Additional thunderstorms occurred in association with the upper level disturbance. Due to the unstable atmosphere, thunderstorms quickly became severe producing large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. The severe weather evolved into an outbreak by May 1st and 2nd. Historic rainfall and flash flooding in addition to large hail and damaging winds occurred during the early morning hours of May 1st with several tornadoes occurring during the afternoon hours of May 1st to early morning hours of May 2nd.
Event Narrative Heavy rain produced flash flooding around Tunica. The intersection of White Oaks Road and Josephine Road was flooded near the Tunica Airport. Several streets in town was flooded as well.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 4 7 12.165M 0.00K
TUNICA ARPT TUNICA CO. MS 05/01/2010 09:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POTTS CAMP MARSHALL CO. MS 05/01/2010 11:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
PARIS LAFAYETTE CO. MS 05/01/2010 11:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
FALKNER TIPPAH CO. MS 05/01/2010 12:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
WENASOGA ALCORN CO. MS 05/01/2010 12:24 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTON PLANT UNION CO. MS 05/01/2010 12:34 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BLUFF TIPPAH CO. MS 05/01/2010 12:36 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 125.00K 0.00K
JUMPERTOWN PRENTISS CO. MS 05/01/2010 13:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOONEVILLE PRENTISS CO. MS 05/01/2010 13:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BURNSVILLE TISHOMINGO CO. MS 05/01/2010 13:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE MTN TIPPAH CO. MS 05/01/2010 13:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HORN LAKE DE SOTO CO. MS 05/01/2010 14:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
OLIVE BRANCH DE SOTO CO. MS 05/01/2010 14:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
NEW ALBANY UNION CO. MS 05/01/2010 19:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NESBIT DE SOTO CO. MS 05/02/2010 00:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EUREKA SPGS PANOLA CO. MS 05/02/2010 00:42 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ASHLAND BENTON CO. MS 05/02/2010 01:48 CST-6 Tornado EF3 2 7 1.000M 0.00K
TIPLERSVILLE TIPPAH CO. MS 05/02/2010 02:00 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
ABBEVILLE LAFAYETTE CO. MS 05/02/2010 02:27 CST-6 Tornado EF2 1 0 250.00K 0.00K
CURTIS STATION PANOLA CO. MS 05/02/2010 05:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LONE PINE ALCORN CO. MS 05/02/2010 05:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 4.500M 0.00K
PITTSBORO CALHOUN CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
PINE VLY YALOBUSHA CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
JERICHO UNION CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
WINBORN BENTON CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
GEEVILLE PRENTISS CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ROBBS PONTOTOC CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
RIPLEY ARPT TIPPAH CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
BARTON MARSHALL CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
SHANNON LEE CO. MS 05/02/2010 07:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SALTILLO LEE CO. MS 05/02/2010 08:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NETTLETON LEE CO. MS 05/02/2010 08:06 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
EASTPORT TISHOMINGO CO. MS 05/02/2010 08:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
WOODLAND CHICKASAW CO. MS 05/02/2010 11:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 4 7 12.165M 0.00K