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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area SMITH
WFO JAN
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-03-08 22:20:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1NNW TAYLORSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 31.85/-89.44
End Date 2011-03-08 23:30:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2W TAYLORSVILLE
End Lat/Lon 31.83/-89.46
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A potent storm system combined with abundant moisture over the ArkLaMiss region to bring nearly 24 hours of showers and thunderstorms, beginning during the day March 8th and continuing through the early morning hours of March 9th. With rich moisture flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico, many of the storms were efficient rain producers, which brought the risk of flash flooding and river flooding to the area. Many locations along and southeast of the Natchez Trace Parkway corridor had already seen as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain just 3 to 4 days prior to this event. Along with the flooding, ample wind shear and strong forcing from an upper disturbance and approaching cold front brought a risk for severe thunderstorms. The best combination of wind shear and instability was located south of Interstate 20. As the upper disturbance moved closer to the region, some storms became severe with a few storms exhibiting small, tight rotation on radar. Two tornadoes occurred during this event and they were both in Hinds County.
Showers began to affect the ArkLaMiss region during the morning of the 8th. These showers increased in coverage and intensity during the afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms moved repeatedly over the same locations, which allowed rainfall amounts to add up quickly. Storm total rainfall ranged from 4 to 7 inches of rain, especially across southeast and eastern portions of the forecast area. Numerous flash flood warnings were issued and reports of water covering roadways, along with water rescues were received. This additional rainfall rose water levels on area rivers, causing several to go above flood stage.
Event Narrative Heavy rainfall caused several roads around town to be under water.


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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 0 7.770M 0.00K
MC CALL CREEK FRANKLIN CO. MS 03/08/2011 14:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 03/08/2011 17:19 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LUMBERTN BASS MEM AR LAMAR CO. MS 03/08/2011 17:56 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PETAL FORREST CO. MS 03/08/2011 18:15 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
LITTLE SPGS FRANKLIN CO. MS 03/08/2011 18:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
BAXTERVILLE LAMAR CO. MS 03/08/2011 18:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAXTERVILLE LAMAR CO. MS 03/08/2011 18:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ROCK HILL FORREST CO. MS 03/08/2011 18:47 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC LAURIN FORREST CO. MS 03/08/2011 18:52 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKHAVEN LINCOLN CO. MS 03/08/2011 19:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO LAWRENCE CO. MS 03/08/2011 19:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC LAURIN FORREST CO. MS 03/08/2011 19:46 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO LAWRENCE CO. MS 03/08/2011 20:18 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MERIT SIMPSON CO. MS 03/08/2011 20:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PRENTISS JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 03/08/2011 20:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTON (ZONE) NEWTON (ZONE) MS 03/08/2011 21:02 CST-6 Strong Wind 46 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MERIT SIMPSON CO. MS 03/08/2011 21:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SEMINARY COVINGTON CO. MS 03/08/2011 21:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
CLEARY RANKIN CO. MS 03/08/2011 21:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
TAYLORSVILLE SMITH CO. MS 03/08/2011 22:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
COLLINS JAYCEE ARPT COVINGTON CO. MS 03/08/2011 22:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
BAY SPGS JASPER CO. MS 03/08/2011 22:31 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
TIE PLANT GRENADA CO. MS 03/08/2011 23:10 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
THOMASVILLE RANKIN CO. MS 03/08/2011 23:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BRASFIELD JEFFERSON CO. MS 03/09/2011 00:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
PORT GIBSON CLAIBORNE CO. MS 03/09/2011 00:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
UTICA HINDS CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:08 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
STAFFORD SPGS JASPER CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:19 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
CRYSTAL SPGS COPIAH CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
TERRY HINDS CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRY HINDS CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:34 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
GRAND GULF CLAIBORNE CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
YAZOO CITY BARRIER A YAZOO CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:54 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
NATCHEZ ADAMS CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
WHITFIELD RANKIN CO. MS 03/09/2011 01:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VALUE RANKIN CO. MS 03/09/2011 02:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ENTERPRISE CLARKE CO. MS 03/09/2011 02:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
STARKVILLE OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 03/09/2011 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LEMON SMITH CO. MS 03/09/2011 03:01 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAVOY LAUDERDALE CO. MS 03/09/2011 03:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
MT CARMEL JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 03/09/2011 03:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BROOKHAVEN LINCOLN CO. MS 03/09/2011 04:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
NELLIEBURG LAUDERDALE CO. MS 03/09/2011 04:12 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
(LUL)HESLER FLD LAUR JONES CO. MS 03/09/2011 04:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
COLLINS COVINGTON CO. MS 03/09/2011 05:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
NEWTON NEWTON CO. MS 03/09/2011 05:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BASSFIELD JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 03/09/2011 05:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HEBRON JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 03/09/2011 05:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
RUSHTON KEMPER CO. MS 03/09/2011 05:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BONHOMIE FORREST CO. MS 03/09/2011 06:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
SONTAG LAWRENCE CO. MS 03/09/2011 06:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
INTERSTATE CITY LOWNDES CO. MS 03/10/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 7.770M 0.00K