Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F3
-- Length 12.02 Miles
-- Width 500 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area LAMAR
WFO JAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-11-15 02:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 7SW SUMRALL
Begin Lat/Lon 31.35/-89.63
End Date 2006-11-15 02:50:00.0 CST-6
End Location 6E SUMRALL
End Lat/Lon 31.42/-89.45
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 6/0
Property Damage 1.50M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An intense fall cyclone developed over the region and produced an episode of severe weather which included tornadoes. This strong weather system developed as a very strong jet stream, with winds between 160-200 mph, slammed into Oregon and Washington State. All that energy moved over the Rocky Mountains and caused a strong area of surface low pressure to develop. This low intensified as it moved east across the Red River Valley and then lifted across Arkansas and into Tennessee as it deepened to 990 mb! The strength of this deepening low caused warm and unstable air to lift northward across Louisiana and into central Mississippi. It was this northward moving warm front that became the focus of an area where tornadic supercell thunderstorms could thrive in an unstable and highly sheared environment. This large and powerful storm system produced numerous tornadoes across the south and south eastern United States where many were of the strong (F2 or F3) variety. Within the Jackson, MS forecast area, there were a total of 5 tornadoes to impact the counties serviced. Two F3s, one in Lamar County and the other in Jones County. The Jones County tornado actually contained a satellite tornado, F1, which briefly rotated around the parent tornado. Next was an F1 tornado in southern Marion County which was actually the end of a strong tornado that moved out of Walthall County. Lastly, a brief F1 tornado occurred in central Lamar County. Tornadoes were not the only type of severe weather, scattered wind damage also occurred across northeast Louisiana and portions of central Mississippi between midnight and 10 am Wednesday November 15th 2006.
Event Narrative This strong tornado touched down to the southwest of Sumrall and tracked east northeast across northern Lamar County and then into a small portion of extreme northwest Forrest County before dissipating. Approximately 25 homes were damaged, 16 of those suffering major damage or total destruction. The worst damage was along Old Salt Road, where a wood frame home on a concrete block foundation was totally destroyed, with the foundation cleared and the remnants of the home displaced dozens of yards away. A minivan was picked up and thrown/rolled a distance of approximately 150 yards, landing on top of a tractor and totally destroyed. Some large trees at this location were snapped at the base, denuded, and partially debarked. Heavy damage of F2 intensity was also observed along Foster Road, JD Hatten Road, and Rocky Branch road. Large swaths of trees were snapped and uprooted, and a few frame homes totally lost their roofs. Other damage along the path was weaker and generally of F1 intensity. The tornado then crossed Highway 42 and entered extreme northwest Forrest County. The total path length across Lamar and Forrest Counties was 13 miles.


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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 7 3.854M 0.00K
HEIDELBERG JASPER CO. MS 11/14/2006 23:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 11/15/2006 02:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUMRALL LAMAR CO. MS 11/15/2006 02:30 CST-6 Tornado F3 0 6 1.500M 0.00K
RAWLS SPGS FORREST CO. MS 11/15/2006 02:50 CST-6 Tornado F1 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SANFORD COVINGTON CO. MS 11/15/2006 02:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDY HOOK MARION CO. MS 11/15/2006 03:18 CST-6 Tornado F1 0 0 90.00K 0.00K
TUCKERS CROSSING JONES CO. MS 11/15/2006 03:31 CST-6 Tornado F3 0 1 1.700M 0.00K
LAUREL JONES CO. MS 11/15/2006 03:40 CST-6 Tornado F1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 11/15/2006 03:50 CST-6 Tornado F1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
MC LAURIN FORREST CO. MS 11/15/2006 04:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEVELAND BOLIVAR CO. MS 11/15/2006 06:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INVERNESS SUNFLOWER CO. MS 11/15/2006 06:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOUISE HUMPHREYS CO. MS 11/15/2006 06:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
BELZONI HUMPHREYS CO. MS 11/15/2006 07:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIDON LEFLORE CO. MS 11/15/2006 07:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
NATCHEZ ADAMS CO. MS 11/15/2006 07:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE YAZOO YAZOO CO. MS 11/15/2006 07:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTONIA YAZOO CO. MS 11/15/2006 07:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FLORA MADISON CO. MS 11/15/2006 07:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
DEASONVILLE YAZOO CO. MS 11/15/2006 07:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
KOSCIUSKO ATTALA CO. MS 11/15/2006 08:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANTON MADISON CO. MS 11/15/2006 08:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
THOMASTOWN LEAKE CO. MS 11/15/2006 08:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANKIN RANKIN CO. MS 11/15/2006 08:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTHAGE LEAK CO ARP LEAKE CO. MS 11/15/2006 08:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALICE NESHOBA CO. MS 11/15/2006 09:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNSIDE NESHOBA CO. MS 11/15/2006 09:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEBASTOPOL SCOTT CO. MS 11/15/2006 09:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROSPECT NEWTON CO. MS 11/15/2006 09:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBUS LOWNDES CO. MS 11/15/2006 09:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANKIN (ZONE) RANKIN (ZONE) MS 11/15/2006 18:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 37 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 7 3.854M 0.00K