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Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 11.03 Miles
-- Width 600 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area SMITH
WFO JAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-11-30 02:44:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3E TRAXLER
Begin Lat/Lon 32.01/-89.6
End Date 2010-11-30 02:59:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2NE SANDPOINT
End Lat/Lon 32.1/-89.44
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 900.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged.
This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
Event Narrative This tornado started west southwest of Raleigh along county road 516 near Highway 540. The tornado tracked northeast downing numerous trees and power lines along the path. At its widest point the tornado produced substantial damage to a brick home...removing half of the roof and severely damaging the remaining half. The walls of the home fell in the section of the house where the roof was removed. Several other houses received minor to moderate roof damage. Numerous sheds and small barns were destroyed or damaged. Tin roofing and siding was removed from a storage shed...some of which became projectiles that were forced through the walls of a wood frame house. A mobile home was blown off its foundation. Widespread tree damage also occurred. Maximum winds were around 125 mph.


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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 21 5.740M 490.00K
MC CALL CREEK FRANKLIN CO. MS 11/29/2010 16:45 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED ROCK SHARKEY CO. MS 11/29/2010 19:19 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 200.00K
ANGUILLA SHARKEY CO. MS 11/29/2010 19:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
VALLEY PARK ISSAQUENA CO. MS 11/29/2010 19:25 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
SMEDES SHARKEY CO. MS 11/29/2010 19:26 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ENOLA YAZOO CO. MS 11/29/2010 19:46 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 700.00K 0.00K
LOWNDES (ZONE) LOWNDES (ZONE) MS 11/29/2010 20:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 13.00K 0.00K
WALTERSVILLE WARREN CO. MS 11/29/2010 20:04 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
YAZOO CITY YAZOO CO. MS 11/29/2010 20:07 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 1.300M 0.00K
YAZOO CITY YAZOO CO. MS 11/29/2010 20:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 96 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
PORT GIBSON CLAIBORNE CO. MS 11/29/2010 20:30 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
LEXINGTON MOORE ARPT HOLMES CO. MS 11/29/2010 20:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
REGANTON CLAIBORNE CO. MS 11/29/2010 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
SCOTLAND FORK YAZOO CO. MS 11/29/2010 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BERRYVILLE YAZOO CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RURAL HILL WINSTON CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:04 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
NEWMAN HINDS CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:09 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GOODMAN HOLMES CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 9.00K 0.00K
INGLESIDE CLAIBORNE CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:25 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BOLTON HINDS CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOLATUSHU LEAKE CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:38 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
NEWPORT ATTALA CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:41 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 6 900.00K 200.00K
THOMASTOWN LEAKE CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSVILLE ATTALA CO. MS 11/29/2010 21:54 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MANSDALE MADISON CO. MS 11/29/2010 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORT GIBSON CLAIBORNE CO. MS 11/29/2010 22:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOWOOD RANKIN CO. MS 11/29/2010 22:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
STARKVILLE OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 11/29/2010 23:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARKVILLE BRYAN ARP OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 11/29/2010 23:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARKVILLE BRYAN ARP OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 11/29/2010 23:08 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 15 850.00K 0.00K
WEST PT CLAY CO. MS 11/29/2010 23:26 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
FLYNN LOWNDES CO. MS 11/29/2010 23:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WELLS LOWNDES CO. MS 11/29/2010 23:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FOREST SCOTT CO. MS 11/30/2010 00:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LITTLE ROCK NEWTON CO. MS 11/30/2010 00:44 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA LOWNDES CO. MS 11/30/2010 01:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
INTERSTATE CITY LOWNDES CO. MS 11/30/2010 01:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MAGEE MUNI ARPT SIMPSON CO. MS 11/30/2010 02:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAXLER SMITH CO. MS 11/30/2010 02:44 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 900.00K 0.00K
ROBERTS NEWTON CO. MS 11/30/2010 03:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
COHAY SMITH CO. MS 11/30/2010 03:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 11/30/2010 05:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BONITA LAUDERDALE CO. MS 11/30/2010 05:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
(LUL)HESLER FLD LAUR JONES CO. MS 11/30/2010 05:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TUCKERS JONES CO. MS 11/30/2010 05:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
TUCKERS CROSSING JONES CO. MS 11/30/2010 05:50 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
TALOWAH LAMAR CO. MS 11/30/2010 06:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 21 5.740M 490.00K