Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 55 kts.
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area CLARKE
WFO JAN
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-01-10 16:06:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1SE HALE
Begin Lat/Lon 31.96/-88.76
End Date 2008-01-10 16:06:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The second week of January 2008 was quite active with respect to severe weather. Two events impacted the region in a span of 3 days which produced several tornadoes, large hail and wind damage across the area.
On January 10th a vigorous storm system developed over the southern portions of the Midwest and moved northeast towards the Ohio valley. A strong cold front swept across the area during the late morning into the afternoon hours and strong to severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of it. All of the ingredients for tornadic development came into place as warm Gulf moisture pushed northward into the area out ahead of the front. The thunderstorms developed in eastern Louisiana and quickly moved across central Mississippi during the late morning and afternoon hours. As the storms progressed eastward, good instability combined with very strong wind shear for supercell development east of the Mississippi River, with the storms reaching maximum intensity along and east of the interstate 55 corridor.
By far, the most damage was produced by a single supercell thunderstorm that moved from north of Vicksburg through north central and northeast Mississippi during the late morning and early afternoon hours. This single storm produced three strong tornadoes, all of which were rated as EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado damage scale. The most significant damage occurred in Caledonia in Lowndes County, where a school gymnasium was destroyed along with a number of school buses and vehicles in the area.
A second supercell that organized near the Mississippi River in southwest Mississippi before midday tracked from Claiborne County, through the northern Jackson Metropolitan Area, and finally into Noxubee county in northeast Mississippi by mid afternoon. This storm was responsible for 5 different tornado touchdowns along its path, as well as many reports of high winds and hail.
The rest of the area saw a broken line of storms and other supercells ahead of the line. A mix of damaging winds and hail were reported through the rest of the afternoon before the system exited the area.
Event Narrative Several trees were blown down on county road 133 in the Hale Community.


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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 18 16.314M 3.225M
EAGLE BEND WARREN CO. MS 01/10/2008 10:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
GRAND GULF CLAIBORNE CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAND GULF CLAIBORNE CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:09 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEAUREGARD COPIAH CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:22 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON YAZOO CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:26 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKY SPGS CLAIBORNE CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:27 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 60.00K
DUKE HINDS CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
EBENEZER HOLMES CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:42 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HARRISVILLE SIMPSON CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:50 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKENS HOLMES CO. MS 01/10/2008 11:51 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 3 3.000M 700.00K
BOYETTE ATTALA CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:02 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOYETTE ATTALA CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:03 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 150.00K
DIXON HINDS CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:09 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKY HILL MADISON CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:11 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
SALLIS ATTALA CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
ETHEL ATTALA CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:28 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 1.000M 500.00K
BARNETT RES WEST RANKIN CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:31 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KOSCIUSKO ARPT ATTALA CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANNIN RANKIN CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:39 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
WEIR CHOCTAW CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:45 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEIR CHOCTAW CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:47 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 3 3.000M 1.700M
KOKOMO MARION CO. MS 01/10/2008 12:56 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
STURGIS OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:04 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUGH OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 5.00K
CARLISLE CLAIBORNE CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:10 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREENY LEAKE CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:13 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UTICA HINDS CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:18 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JAYESS LAWRENCE CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:25 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OSBORN OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
CAHNS CLAY CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:37 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUMRALL LAMAR CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:37 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
HOPE NESHOBA CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:42 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 130.00K 0.00K
TIBBEE CLAY CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:42 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST PT MC CHAREN AR CLAY CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 72 kts. EG 0 1 150.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:46 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST PT CLAY CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
OAK VALE JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:48 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANFORD COVINGTON CO. MS 01/10/2008 13:53 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BONHOMIE FORREST CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:05 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
MOSELLE JONES CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:05 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
(CBM)COLUMBUS AFB LOWNDES CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEIDELBERG JASPER CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KOLOLA SPGS LOWNDES CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:09 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 11 7.000M 0.00K
DIXIE PINE FORREST CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FEARNS SPGS WINSTON CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:18 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOODWATER CLARKE CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:18 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASHULAVILLE NOXUBEE CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:25 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TILTON LAWRENCE CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:27 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAK VALE JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:30 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACON MUNI ARPT NOXUBEE CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:40 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:48 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OVETT JONES CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:49 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACON MUNI ARPT NOXUBEE CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 140.00K 0.00K
MACON MUNI ARPT NOXUBEE CO. MS 01/10/2008 14:58 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
HOGEYE COMM NOXUBEE CO. MS 01/10/2008 15:02 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEMINARY COVINGTON CO. MS 01/10/2008 15:04 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDDOCH JONES CO. MS 01/10/2008 15:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 100.00K
SANDERSVILLE JONES CO. MS 01/10/2008 15:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 350.00K 0.00K
HALE CLARKE CO. MS 01/10/2008 16:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHUBUTA CLARKE CO. MS 01/10/2008 16:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 18 16.314M 3.225M