Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.25 Miles
-- Width 250 Yards
County/Area AMITE
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-12-25 14:33:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4WSW ARIEL
Begin Lat/Lon 31.0833/-91.0592
End Date 2012-12-25 14:38:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1W ARIEL
End Lat/Lon 31.1/-91.02
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 150.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong low pressure system moving across the middle Mississippi River Valley drove a strong cold front through the area. A squall line developed ahead of the cold front with isolated supercells ahead of the squall line. Multiple reports of severe weather were received.
Event Narrative The tornado first touched down south of Highway 24, just east of the intersection of Highway 33 and Highway 24 on the south side of Centreville. Initially, numerous soft wood trees and a few hard woods were snapped and uprooted, and a few power poles lost their crossmembers. The tornado quickly moved to the east-northeast across Highway 24 uprooting another 6 to 10 trees, one of which clipped a house, bringing down much of the east facing wall. The tornado was 170-200 yards wide at this point and continued into the town of Centreville. A tire service station lost most of its canopy with the columns still standing, and the Centreville Head Start lost its metal awning.
The tornado crossed Fort Street with many more trees coming down, one on top of a car. Also along Fort Street, a single-wide mobile home lost most of its exterior walls. On East Howard Street, another tree fell into a house, pinning and injuring a lady. The tornado continued to the east-northeast, leading to another area of significant tree damage, uprooting and snapping numerous hard woods. A residence had minor structural damage leading to the carport partially collapsing. The tornado moved along Highway 48 for about another mile causing light tree damage before lifting. Times were based on radar and eyewitness reports. Maximum wind speed was estimated at 105 mph.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 9 2.750M 0.00K
CENTREVILLE WILKINSON CO. MS 12/25/2012 14:31 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ARIEL AMITE CO. MS 12/25/2012 14:33 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 1 150.00K 0.00K
MILL CREEK PEARL RIVER CO. MS 12/25/2012 15:20 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 8 2.500M 0.00K
Totals: 0 9 2.750M 0.00K