Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 23.45 Miles
-- Width 1300 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area ATTALA
WFO JAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-01-01 00:02:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1ENE BOYETTE
Begin Lat/Lon 33.04/-89.81
End Date 2011-01-01 00:26:00.0 CST-6
End Location 7N ETHEL
End Lat/Lon 33.22/-89.47
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
Property Damage 3.00M
Crop Damage 2.00M
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 that included multiple strong tornadoes. National Weather Service storm survey teams found 11 total tornadoes that occurred during this event. Of the 11, two were EF-3 and two were EF-2. Six were EF-1 with one EF-0. Damaging straight line winds also brought down numerous trees and large limbs 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 The tornado began in the vicinity of State Highway 12, east southeast of Durant. The tornado moved roughly east-northeast, initially producing damage of EF1 intensity to trees, and damaging the roof of at least one home. As the tornado approached State Highway 19, it intensified and began causing extensive tree damage, snapping and uprooting hundreds of trees. After crossing Highway 19, it caused extensive damage to a church conference center, heavily damaging the roof of the main church building and causing major damage to several camp buildings. In this area, the tornado also caused significant roof damage to several homes and destroyed a number of outbuildings. From here, the tornado continued east northeast, continuing to cause major tree damage as it crossed state Highway 35 at Hesterville. As a wide, strong tornado moving through a heavily forested area, this tornado was a major destroyer of timber, snapping or uprooting thousands of trees. The tornado eventually weakened and dissipated to the north of Ethel. There were two injuries north northeast of the Sallis Community. Additionally, several vehicles were damaged near Sallis. Maximum winds were around 145 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 3 9.339M 2.000M
BOYETTE ATTALA CO. MS 01/01/2011 00:02 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 2 3.000M 2.000M
BRAXTON SIMPSON CO. MS 01/01/2011 00:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DURANT HOLMES CO. MS 01/01/2011 00:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
SHARON MADISON CO. MS 01/01/2011 00:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
BELLEFONTAINE WEBSTER CO. MS 01/01/2011 00:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CANTON MADISON CO. MS 01/01/2011 00:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
WEIR CHOCTAW CO. MS 01/01/2011 00:40 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 65.00K 0.00K
WEIR CHOCTAW CO. MS 01/01/2011 00:46 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MC COOL ATTALA CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:05 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
STEEL SCOTT CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
STARKVILLE BRYAN ARP OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:15 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
HOPE NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
NEVILLE NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
DEEMER NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
DEEMER NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
DIXON NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
OCOBLA NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
POLKVILLE SMITH CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
FLYNN LOWNDES CO. MS 01/01/2011 01:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
KELLIS STORE KEMPER CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:00 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
GHOLSON NOXUBEE CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:07 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
PATRICK OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PHILADELPHIA NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
INDEPENDENCE SCOTT CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
MC LEOD NOXUBEE CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:25 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 1 1.500M 0.00K
OCOBLA NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RANKIN RANKIN CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
TOUCHSTONE SIMPSON CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
INTERSTATE CITY LOWNDES CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
DAMASCUS KEMPER CO. MS 01/01/2011 02:56 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 110.00K 0.00K
MACON MUNI ARPT NOXUBEE CO. MS 01/01/2011 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
OCOBLA NESHOBA CO. MS 01/01/2011 03:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DAMASCUS SCOTT CO. MS 01/01/2011 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
KEYSVILLE KEMPER CO. MS 01/01/2011 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MORTON SCOTT CO. MS 01/01/2011 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
STAGE SCOTT CO. MS 01/01/2011 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
COLLINSVILLE LAUDERDALE CO. MS 01/01/2011 03:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
KELLIS STORE KEMPER CO. MS 01/01/2011 03:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 01/01/2011 04:45 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 9.339M 2.000M