Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 8.34 Miles
-- Width 350 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area CLARKE
WFO JAN
Begin Date 03/03/2008 23:20:00 CST-6
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location SHUBUTA
Begin Lat/Lon 31.86/-88.77
End Date 03/03/2008 23:30:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth ESE
End Location DE SOTO
End Lat/Lon 31.96/-88.69
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 400.00K
Crop Damage 500.00K
Episode Narrative A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
Event Narrative This tornado started in a rural area and downed trees and limbs along its path until causing its most intense damage at it crossed County Road 250. Here, it moved a large two story frame house several feet off its foundation, along with blowing out numerous windows and causing roof damage. Additionally, many dozens of large trees were snapped and uprooted in the vicinity. The tornado continued to move north northeast, causing extensive tree damage with hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted. Very near the end point, just east southeast of the DeSoto Community, roof damage occurred to two homes. Maximum wind speed was 115 mph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 14 4.227M 970.00K
NORFIELD LINCOLN CO. MS 03/03/2008 16:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ISSAQUENA SHARKEY CO. MS 03/03/2008 17:17 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED ROCK SHARKEY CO. MS 03/03/2008 17:25 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 2.00K 400.00K
OAK VALE JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 03/03/2008 18:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON LINCOLN CO. MS 03/03/2008 20:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
STAR RANKIN CO. MS 03/03/2008 20:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW HEBRON LAWRENCE CO. MS 03/03/2008 20:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
FORKVILLE SCOTT CO. MS 03/03/2008 20:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
JAYNESVILLE SIMPSON CO. MS 03/03/2008 20:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MENDENHALL SIMPSON CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:01 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.00K 30.00K
MAGEE MUNI ARPT SIMPSON CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GWINVILLE JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
MARTINVILLE SIMPSON CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:10 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
SARATOGA SIMPSON CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KOKOMO MARION CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RALEIGH SMITH CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
JAMESTOWN MARION CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:25 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 25.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:30 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) MS 03/03/2008 21:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 0.10K 0.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOVELACE MARION CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:33 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTHO SCOTT CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:43 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LAKE SCOTT CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:49 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 1.200M 0.00K
HAZEL NEWTON CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:53 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOUIN JASPER CO. MS 03/03/2008 21:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE NEWTON CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EPLEY LAMAR CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:01 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 18.00K 0.00K
STRATTON NEWTON CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOSO JONES CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
PERDUE NEWTON CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 15.00K
MOSELLE JONES CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SERVICE JONES CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLACKWATER KEMPER CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 75 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
OAK GROVE KEMPER CO. MS 03/03/2008 22:49 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 55.00K 0.00K
WARDWELL STATION LAMAR CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
OVETT JONES CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:03 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MC LAURIN FORREST CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 66 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
LOST GAP LAUDERDALE CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MC LAURIN FORREST CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:12 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 14 1.500M 0.00K
WALDRUP JASPER CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BLACKWATER KEMPER CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
SHUBUTA CLARKE CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:20 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 400.00K 500.00K
OBADIAH LAUDERDALE CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 75 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
OBADIAH LAUDERDALE CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ORANGE JASPER CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CARNES FORREST CO. MS 03/03/2008 23:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 14 4.227M 970.00K