Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 6.19 Miles
-- Width 75 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area RANKIN
WFO JAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-03-21 13:04:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1SE GULDE
Begin Lat/Lon 32.29/-89.84
End Date 2012-03-21 13:14:00.0 CST-6
End Location 6NW PELAHATCHIE
End Lat/Lon 32.38/-89.86
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 150.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A slow moving storm system combined with abundant moisture to bring nearly 48 hours of rain and thunderstorms to the ArkLaMiss region, beginning on the evening of March 20th and continuing through the afternoon hours of March 22nd. Strong winds in the atmosphere interacted with a cold front to bring severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and widespread flooding to the region. The primary impacts from this system were tornadoes and flooding, but there were also many reports of damaging winds. With rich moisture flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico, many of the storms were efficient rain makers that ended up producing both flash flooding and river flooding. Most areas west of the I-55 corridor received one to three inches, areas along the I-55 corridor received between three and four inches, and up to eight inches was observed east of I-55.
Event Narrative The tornado started just north of Interstate 20 near Carter Circle where a few trees were uprooted. The tornado continued slightly west of north and remained relatively weak. It blew down a few trees and limbs along the path. The tornado intensified just after crossing US Highway 80 where it caused extensive damage to a large frame home. Most of the roofing structure of the home was destroyed, a back wall was partially collapsed and extensive shingle damage occurred to the remaining roof. In addition, along the narrow path of the tornado, rather intense tree damage occurred north of the home with a number of large trees uprooted and snapped. From this point the tornado continued northward over Pelahatchie Creek and then crossed Lake Road in two spots, snapping and uprooting a number of trees along its narrow path. The tornado continued across Haynes Chapel Road snapping several trees. The tornado dissipated between Haynes Chapel Road and Holly Bush Road. Maximum estimated wind speeds were 115 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 0 2.309M 0.00K
HICKORY NEWTON CO. MS 03/21/2012 07:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WHITE APPLE FRANKLIN CO. MS 03/21/2012 09:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MC NAIR JEFFERSON CO. MS 03/21/2012 09:23 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ALCORN CLAIBORNE CO. MS 03/21/2012 09:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE JEFFERSON CO. MS 03/21/2012 09:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WILLOWS CLAIBORNE CO. MS 03/21/2012 09:51 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ALLEN WARREN CO. MS 03/21/2012 09:54 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
STOUT WARREN CO. MS 03/21/2012 10:11 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
CULKIN ACADAMEY WARREN CO. MS 03/21/2012 10:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MECHANICSBURG YAZOO CO. MS 03/21/2012 10:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO LAWRENCE CO. MS 03/21/2012 11:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
GULDE RANKIN CO. MS 03/21/2012 13:04 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
PINEVILLE SMITH CO. MS 03/21/2012 13:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FOREST SCOTT CO. MS 03/21/2012 13:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
DRAGON FORREST CO. MS 03/21/2012 15:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) MS 03/21/2012 15:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
VALUE RANKIN CO. MS 03/21/2012 15:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SERVICE JONES CO. MS 03/21/2012 16:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDDOCH JONES CO. MS 03/21/2012 16:31 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
PELAHATCHIE RANKIN CO. MS 03/21/2012 16:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST JACKSON HINDS CO. MS 03/21/2012 16:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(HBG)HATTIESBURG ARP FORREST CO. MS 03/21/2012 18:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
HUB MARION CO. MS 03/21/2012 18:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TUCKERS CROSSING JONES CO. MS 03/21/2012 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ELLISVILLE JCT JONES CO. MS 03/21/2012 19:40 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
PAULDING JASPER CO. MS 03/21/2012 20:03 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ROSE HILL JASPER CO. MS 03/21/2012 20:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
NEWTON OKEEFE ARPT NEWTON CO. MS 03/21/2012 22:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
DECATUR NEWTON CO. MS 03/22/2012 06:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 03/22/2012 06:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAY SPGS JASPER CO. MS 03/22/2012 06:30 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC LAURIN FORREST CO. MS 03/22/2012 07:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
PHILADELPHIA NESHOBA CO. MS 03/22/2012 08:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PHILADELPHIA ARPT NESHOBA CO. MS 03/22/2012 08:02 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
NOXAPATER WINSTON CO. MS 03/22/2012 08:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
OVETT JONES CO. MS 03/22/2012 08:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
STONEWALL CLARKE CO. MS 03/22/2012 08:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.309M 0.00K