Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 12.37 Miles
-- Width 800 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area RANKIN
WFO JAN
Begin Date 12/31/2010 17:03:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location LAKELAND
Begin Lat/Lon 32.23/-90.2
End Date 12/31/2010 17:25:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth ESE
End Location LUCKNEY
End Lat/Lon 32.34/-90.03
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 700.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A potent storm system brought a prolonged outbreak of severe thunderstorms to the Lower Mississippi Valley region from the afternoon hours of New Years Eve lasting through the morning hours of New Years Day. This rare combination of high instability and wind shear is mainly what supported the large outbreak and multiple strong tornadoes. National Weather Service storm survey teams found 11 total tornadoes which occurred during this event. Of the 11, two were EF-3 with two more EF-2. Six were EF-1 with one EF-0. Damaging straight line winds also brought numerous trees and large limbs down across the area. Large hail also occurred during the event with reports ranging from quarter to golf ball size. In addition, flash flooding was a significant issue across the area. Roads were flooded in several locations, some vehicles were submerged in flood waters, and a few evacuations took place as a result of rising flood waters.
Event Narrative This tornado crossed the Pearl River into Rankin County, into portions of Richland as an EF-1. The tornado was much weaker at this point with mainly tree damage occurring. As the tornado moved into Pearl it strengthened again. Roof damage occurred to a movie theater and a Kroger. The roof was completely torn off a car wash. In the Pearl neighborhoods, numerous trees were knocked down and several fell on houses. Several of the houses were total losses.

The tornado then crossed Airport Road and onto the Jackson-Evers International Airport grounds, passing just south of the airport terminal. A roof was heavily damaged to a warehouse and numerous trees were knocked down. The tornado then tracked along Cooper Road, mainly downing trees. The tornado then lifted as it moved across Luckney Road, just a few miles south of Lakeland Drive. The highest estimated winds in Rankin County were 110 mph which occurred in Pearl. The tornado was on the ground for just over 12 miles in Rankin County with a total path length of 26 miles across Hinds and Rankin Counties.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 3.698M 0.00K
MEADOWS STORE COPIAH CO. MS 12/31/2010 15:57 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLANCY COPIAH CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
STOUT WARREN CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:11 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 110.00K 0.00K
VICKSBURG WARREN CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:12 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEECHWOOD WARREN CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
STORINGTON JEFFERSON CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
DENTVILLE COPIAH CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
BLUE HILL JEFFERSON CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICKSBURG WARREN CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
BADLAND CLAIBORNE CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ST ELMO CLAIBORNE CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MORGANS HINDS CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:44 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
JACK COPIAH CO. MS 12/31/2010 16:52 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKELAND RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:03 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 700.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:05 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STAR RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:15 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON HINDS CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
FLOWOOD RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICE HILL RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:28 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STAR RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:42 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
STAR RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 17:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
WEST JACKSON HINDS CO. MS 12/31/2010 18:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
RICE HILL RANKIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 18:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
HILLSBORO SCOTT CO. MS 12/31/2010 18:48 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT (ZONE) SCOTT (ZONE) MS 12/31/2010 19:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
NEVILLE NESHOBA CO. MS 12/31/2010 19:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
NESHOBA NESHOBA CO. MS 12/31/2010 19:35 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC CALL CREEK FRANKLIN CO. MS 12/31/2010 19:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAUGHN LINCOLN CO. MS 12/31/2010 20:09 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
BLOOMFIELD KEMPER CO. MS 12/31/2010 20:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
NORTH CARROLLTON CARROLL CO. MS 12/31/2010 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
TCHULA HOLMES CO. MS 12/31/2010 21:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN HUMPHREYS CO. MS 12/31/2010 21:52 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HUMA HOLMES CO. MS 12/31/2010 21:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
COILA CARROLL CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
EAGLE BEND WARREN CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GWIN HOLMES CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:25 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEXINGTON HOLMES CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
SEVEN PINES CARROLL CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
WINONA MONTGOMERY CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
KILMICHAEL MONTGOMERY CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SAWYER MONTGOMERY CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
BLACK HAWK CARROLL CO. MS 12/31/2010 22:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENSHAW YAZOO CO. MS 12/31/2010 23:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YAZOO CITY YAZOO CO. MS 12/31/2010 23:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
RICHLAND HOLMES CO. MS 12/31/2010 23:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
UNION SIMPSON CO. MS 12/31/2010 23:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 3.698M 0.00K