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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS  
826 PM CST THU JAN 16 2020  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 01/11/2020 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #7
 
 
   
UPDATE
 
 
THE PURPOSE OF THIS UPDATE WAS TO ADD THE LATEST CONFIRMED TORNADO  
IN BOLIVAR COUNTY, AND TO COMPLETE THE LIST OF ALL THE TWELVE  
TORNADOES THAT WHERE CONFIRMED. NO OTHER SURVEYS ARE ANTICIPATED  
AT THIS TIME.  
   
WEST CROSSETT TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 108 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.47 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 650.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 02:45 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 3 NW WEST CROSSETT / ASHLEY COUNTY / AR  
START LAT/LON: 33.1768 / -92.0576  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 02:52 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 3 WNW NORTH CROSSETT / ASHLEY COUNTY / AR  
END LAT/LON: 33.1856 / -91.9813  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED IN THE SWAMP AREA ON THE EASTERN  
SIDE OF FELSENTHAL NWR AND TRACKED ROUGHLY DUE EAST AND  
DISSIPATED JUST AFTER CROSSING HANCOCK RD. AT THE START, A FEW  
TREES WERE DAMAGED AND THAT CONTINUED AS THE TORNADO TRACKED  
ALONG ASHLEY 299 RD. SOME TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG THIS PART OF  
THE PATH. THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED AS IT NEARED ASHLEY 14 RD AND  
WIDENED. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. SEVERAL  
OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED ALONG WITH OTHER MINOR DAMAGE TO SOME  
HOMES WITH SHINGLES OFF. ALONG A PORTION OF ASHLEY 14 RD, HEAVY  
TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG WITH SEVERAL HOMES HAVING TREES ON  
THEM. NUMEROUS POWER LINES WERE DOWN AS WELL. THE TORNADO THEN  
WEAKENED SOME WITH MOSTLY MINOR TYPE TREE DAMAGE. INTENSITY  
INCREASED AGAIN AS IT CROSSED HANCOCK RD. HERE BEULAHLAND CHURCH  
SUSTAINED MODERATE ROOF DAMAGE ALONG WITH TWO OTHER HOMES HAVING  
ROOF DAMAGE. SEVERAL POWER LINES AND POLES WERE DOWN AS WELL. THE  
TORNADO QUICKLY DISSIPATED JUST EAST OF HANCOCK ROAD.  
   
MILO TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 9.38 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 800.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 1  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 02:54 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 6 NNW NORTH CROSSETT / ASHLEY COUNTY / AR  
START LAT/LON: 33.2576 / -91.9609  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 03:04 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 2 NNW HAMBURG / ASHLEY COUNTY / AR  
END LAT/LON: 33.256 / -91.8033  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 133 NEAR  
ASHLEY 181 RD AND TRAVELED ROUGHLY EASTWARD TO JUST EAST OF  
HIGHWAY 425 WHERE IT DISSIPATED N OF HAMBURG. AT THE START,  
SCATTERED TREES WERE DAMAGED. AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED HIGHWAY  
133, INTENSITY INCREASED AND MORE WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. A  
FEW POWER LINES WERE DOWN AS WELL. ALONG HIGHWAY 133, TWO AREAS  
OF FOCUSED DAMAGE WERE NOTED. ONE AREA HAD A FEW DOZEN TREES  
UPROOTED AND ONE LARGE TREE WAS ON A MOBILE HOME. THE OTHER AREA  
WAS AT THE TRINITY CHURCH, HERE SOME ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE  
MAIN BUILDING AND THE COVERED WALKWAY WAS BLOWN AWAY. NUMEROUS  
TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED ALONG ASHLEY 497 RD AND THE EGYPT  
CHURCH BUILDING SUSTAINED DAMAGE. THE LARGE FRONT COVERING WAS  
DESTROYED AND THE ROOF HAS SOME DAMAGE. ALONG ASHLEY 470 RD,  
HEAVY TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG WITH SEVERAL POWER LINES DOWN.  
SOME HOMES HAD MINOR ROOF DAMAGE HERE AS WELL AS ALONG ASHLEY  
471 RD. UPROOTED AND SNAPPED TREES CONTINUED ALONG THE PATH. AS  
THE THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 189, A STRONG SURGE WAS NOTED ON  
THE N SIDE OF THE PATH WHERE A FOCUSED CORRIDOR OF TREES WERE  
DAMAGED. HERE A COUPLE TREES WERE DOWN ON A MOBILE HOME. ON THE  
SOUTHERN SIDE OF THE PATH, AT THE INTERSECTION OF ASHLEY 492 RD,  
SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE WITH TIN AND INSULATION  
THROWN. TREES WERE DOWN HERE AS WELL. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
ACROSS A WOODED AREA WHERE IT CROSSED ASHLEY 491 RD, THEN HIGHWAY  
425 BEFORE DISSIPATING JUST EAST OF HIGHWAY 425. THERE WAS  
1 INDIRECT INJURY WHICH OCCURRED DURING CLEAN UP AFTER THE  
TORNADO.  
   
NORTH CROSSETT TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 10.38 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 800.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 02:55 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 1 NW NORTH CROSSETT / ASHLEY COUNTY / AR  
START LAT/LON: 33.1761 / -91.9441  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 03:08 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 3 SE HAMBURG / ASHLEY COUNTY / AR  
END LAT/LON: 33.1835 / -91.766  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED JUST OFF HIGHWAY 133 AND CONTINUED  
JUST EAST OF NORTH WHERE IT DISSIPATED JUST BEFORE REACHING  
HIGHWAY 8, SE OF HAMBURG. AT THE START, JUST A FEW TREES WERE  
UPROOTED, SOME OF WHICH TOOK A POWER LINE DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 133.  
THE TORNADO INCREASED IN INTENSITY AND WIDTH AS IT CROSSED BINNIS  
LOOP RD. MORE TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED AND A COUPLE HOMES  
SUSTAINED SOME ROOF DAMAGE. ONE LARGE SHED WAS DESTROYED WITH  
FRAGMENTS OF THE ROOF THROWN ACROSS THE ROAD. THE TORNADO  
TRAVELED ALONG HIGHWAY 52 FOR QUITE A WHILE. ALONG THIS PART OF  
THE PATH, NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. SOME POWER  
LINES AND POLES WERE DOWN AS WELL. QUITE A BIT OF UPROOTED TREES  
WERE NOTED ON THE S SIDE OF THE COUNTRY CLUB. THE TORNADO MOVED  
OVER THE AIRPORT WHERE ONE LARGE HANGAR HAD ROOF DAMAGE AND THE  
BACK WALL HAD PANELS BLOWN OUT. AS THE TORNADO NEARED HIGHWAY  
425, THE CENTER WAS TO THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 52 AND CONTINUED  
TO SNAP AND UPROOT TREES. AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 425, NUMEROUS  
TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. MOVING ENE, THE TORNADO BEGAN TO  
WEAKEN AND DISSIPATED JUST AFTER CROSSING ASHLEY 312 RD.  
   
SNYDER TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 20.7 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1000.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 03:07 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 3 NE HAMBURG / ASHLEY COUNTY / AR  
START LAT/LON: 33.2638 / -91.7598  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 03:28 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 5 E MONTROSE / CHICOT COUNTY / AR  
END LAT/LON: 33.3087 / -91.4088  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED JUST NE OF HAMBURG ALONG ASHLEY  
70 RD AND TRACKED ROUGHLY 20 MILES TO JUST EAST OF MONTROSE.  
THOUSANDS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED ALONG THE PATH ALONG  
WITH NUMEROUS POWER LINES AND POLES DOWNED. SOME OF THE HEAVIEST  
DAMAGE WAS TO A MOBILE HOME JUST OFF ASHLEY 129 RD. THE HOME WAS  
THROWN 15 TO 20 FEET AND DESTROYED. ANOTHER MOBILE HOME WAS  
DESTROYED ALONG ASHLEY 128 RD. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED HIGHWAY  
82 NEAR ASHLEY 301 RD. POWER POLES WERE BROKEN HERE AND A TRACTOR  
SHED WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED. FROM THIS POINT, THE TORNADO MOSTLY  
PARALLELED HIGHWAY 82 OR TRACKED ALONG IT. MANY POWER LINES WERE  
DOWN ALONG WITH POLES. JUST EAST OF ASHLEY 912 RD, ONE WOODEN  
HIGH TENSION SEGMENT HAD THE TOP BROKEN OUT. IN THE SYNDER  
COMMUNITY, SOME HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE AND HAD TREES DOWN ON  
THEM. NORTH OF HIGHWAY 82, NEAR HORSESHOE LAKE, LOTS OF HARDWOOD  
TREES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED AND THERE WERE 3 SEGMENTS OF THE  
WOODEN HIGH TENSION POLES AND LINES TAKEN OUT. THE TORNADO  
CONTINUED ROUGHLY ALONG HIGHWAY 82 TOWARD MONTROSE. THE STRONGEST  
CORE OF THE TORNADO REMAINED NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY AND DOWNED  
2 MORE WOODEN HIGH TENSION SEGMENTS BEFORE MONTROSE AND 2 MORE  
JUST N OF TOWN JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 165. IN THE TOWN OF MONTROSE,  
NUMEROUS TREES WERE DAMAGED ALONG WITH MANY HOMES HAVING SOME  
DEGREE OF ROOF DAMAGE OR A HANDFUL MORE WITH A TREE ON THE HOME.  
JUST EAST OF MONTROSE, NEAR THE CHICOT COUNTY LINE AND N OF  
HIGHWAY 82, A METAL HIGH TENSION POLE SEGMENT WAS TAKEN DOWN  
WHICH SUPPORTED THE HIGHEST WIND ESTIMATE OF 130 MPH. THE TORNADO  
DISSIPATED NEAR COUNTY ROAD 293 ON THE N SIDE OF HIGHWAY 82.  
   
CHICOT/WASHINGTON COUNTY TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 127 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 17.81 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 850.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 1  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 03:33 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 2 WNW LAKE VILLAGE / CHICOT COUNTY / AR  
START LAT/LON: 33.3349 / -91.3129  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 03:53 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 2 W METCALFE / WASHINGTON COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 33.4551 / -91.0448  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO BEGAN ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE LAKE  
VILLAGE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ON AIRPORT ROAD WHERE IT ROLLED AND  
ALMOST DESTROYED A MANUFACTURED HOME. IT IS AT AIRPORT ROAD WHERE  
ONE INJURY WAS REPORTED DUE TO A TREE FALLING ON A HOME. IT THEN  
MOVED EAST-NORTHEAST TO US HIGHWAY 278, BREAKING 8 TO 10 WOODEN  
ELECTRICAL POLES. IT MOVED TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE LAKE VILLAGE  
COMMUNITY WHERE IT CONTINUED TO KNOCK DOWN WOODEN ELECTRICAL  
POLES AND BEGAN TO UPROOT AND SNAP LARGE BRANCHES FROM SOFTWOOD  
TREES ALONG NORTH LAKESHORE DRIVE AND ALONG THE SHORE OF LAKE  
CHICOT. THE LAKE VILLAGE COUNTRY CLUB ALONG NORTH LAKESHORE DRIVE  
TOOK DAMAGE TO ITS ROOF ON THE BACKSIDE. IN ADDITION, ON THE  
BACKSIDE OF THE COUNTRY CLUB, A NEARBY FORESTED AREA HAD MULTIPLE  
SNAPPED LARGE HARDWOOD TREE LIMBS IN ADDITION TO THE TIN ROOF OF  
A METAL STORAGE BUILDING PEELED COMPLETELY OFF. ALSO ALONG NORTH  
LAKESHORE DRIVE, MULTIPLE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED AT A  
TRAILER PARK, WHERE ONE TRAILER WAS BLOWN ACROSS THE STREET TO  
NEAR THE BOTTOM OF LAKE CHICOT. AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRACK  
NORTHEAST, IT MOVED ALONG AR HIGHWAY 144, UPROOTING TREES AND  
SNAPPING LARGE HARDWOOD LIMBS. FIVE ELECTRICAL POWER POLES WERE  
DOWNED ALONG HIGHWAY 144, AS WELL AS ANOTHER TRAILER GETTING  
ROLLED TO NEAR THE BOTTOM OF LAKE CHICOT. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
TO SNAP LARGE LIMBS AND UPROOT HARDWOOD TREES AS IT MOVED ACROSS  
PECAN RIDGE DRIVE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO JUST NORTH OF LEVEE  
ROAD WHERE IT LIFTED, BUT NOT BEFORE A FEW UPROOTING HARDWOOD  
TREES AND SNAPPING SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED LIMBS. IT IS IMPORTANT  
TO NOTE THAT A LARGE SWATH OF SEVERE WIND SPEEDS RESULTED IN  
WIDESPREAD DOWNED TREES ON LAKEHALL ROAD, SUNNYSIDE ROAD, STUART  
ISLAND ROAD AND AT THE LAKE CHICOT STATE PARK. SEVERAL OF THESE  
TREES FELL ON POWER LINES CAUSING OUTAGES TO A LARGE PORTION OF  
THE LAKE VILLAGE COMMUNITY. THIS TORNADO THEN CONTINUED EAST-  
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE MS RIVER TO ACROSS LAKE FERGUSON IN  
WASHINGTON COUNTY, WHERE THE SECOND FLOOR WAS BLOWN OFF OF A LAKE  
HOUSE ON SOUTH FERGUSON ROAD. IN ADDITION, A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF  
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED HARDWOOD TREES WAS NOTED ON THE BACKSIDE OF  
THE LAKEHOUSE ON SOUTH FERGUSON ROAD, THUS RESULTING IN THE  
UPGRADED EF-2 RATING. IT CONTINUED TO MOVE EAST TO HIGHWAY 1 NORTH  
WHERE IT SNAPPED SMALL TO LARGE HARDWOOD TREE LIMBS BEFORE  
DISSIPATING.  
   
CHICOT COUNTY TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 99 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.17 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 15.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 03:36 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 1 S LAKE VILLAGE / CHICOT COUNTY / AR  
START LAT/LON: 33.3027 / -91.2845  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 03:36 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 1 S LAKE VILLAGE / CHICOT COUNTY / AR  
END LAT/LON: 33.3023 / -91.2816  
 
SUMMARY: A BRIEF TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR US HIGHWAY 65/US HIGHWAY  
278 NEAR ARKANSAS HIGHWAY 159. IT COLLAPSED THE CENTER OF A METAL  
BUILDING WHERE ONLY ONE SIDE AND THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING WERE  
LEFT STANDING. ON THE BACKSIDE, A SHED WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.  
THE TORNADO THEN MOVED EAST ACROSS THE HIGHWAY TO THE DELTA  
SPINDLE BUILDING, A METAL WAREHOUSE BUILDING. HERE, SOME WINDOWS  
WERE BLOWN OUT AND PORTIONS OF ITS TIN ROOF WERE PEELED OFF AND  
BLEW INTO THE TREE LINE ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE BUSINESS. IN  
ADDITION, THE TORNADO BROKE A WOODEN POWER LINE IN THE PARKING  
LOT OF THE DELTA SPINDLE BUILDING BEFORE LIFTING.  
   
DUNCAN/BOLIVAR COUNTY TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.19 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 880.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 04:02 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 6 W DUNCAN / BOLIVAR COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 34.0377 / -90.8624  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 04:05 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 4 WNW DUNCAN / BOLIVAR COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 34.0818 / -90.8124  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED NEAR LEVEE ROAD WHERE IT SNAPPED  
A COUPLE OF TREES. THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 1 AND CONTINUED  
NORTHEAST CROSSING ROUND LAKE ROAD, WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED  
SEVERAL TREES NEAR A HOME. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS SOME  
FARMLAND SNAPPING A FEW MORE TREES. THE TORNADO CROSSED SANDY RIDGE  
ROAD WHERE IT CAUSED ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES, ALONG WITH  
SNAPPING AND UPROOTING SEVERAL TREES. THE TORNADO ENDED JUST  
NORTHEAST OF ODELL ROAD, WHERE IT DOWNED 3 POWER POLES AND KNOCKED  
OVER A PIVOT.  
   
WINSTONVILLE TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.55 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 270.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 04:07 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 1 SE WINSTONVILLE / BOLIVAR COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 33.8988 / -90.7434  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 04:10 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 2 NNE MOUND BAYOU / BOLIVAR COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 33.9105 / -90.7013  
 
SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO OCCURRED IN NORTHERN BOLIVAR COUNTY NORTH  
OF MOUND BAYOU. THE TORNADO SNAPPED TREES AND POWERLINES ALONG  
OLD US-61 BEFORE TRACKING NORTHWEST AND SNAPPING MORE TREES AND  
POWERLINES ON MOODY RD SOUTH OF WINSTONVILLE.  
   
CLEVELAND/BOLIVAR COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 134 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 23.43 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 2600.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 4  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 04:11 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 3 WNW BENOIT / BOLIVAR COUNTY / AR  
START LAT/LON: 33.6662 / -91.0604  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 03:48 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 2 NE RENOVA / BOLIVAR COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 33.8076 / -90.6907  
 
SUMMARY: AN EF-2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN BOLIVAR COUNTY NEAR THE  
MISSISSIPPI RIVER. TREE DAMAGE COULD BE SEEN FROM ATOP THE LEVEE  
JUST WEST OF BENOIT. THE TORNADO TRACKED THROUGH FARMLAND JUST  
NORTH OF BENOIT WHERE IT KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND POWERLINES. IT  
ALSO DAMAGED HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT AND DESTROYED A FARM EQUIPMENT  
SHELTER, RIPPING AND TOSSING IT S CONCRETE ANCHORS OVER  
100 YARDS. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED HWY 1 WHERE IT DESTROYED SOME  
LARGE GRAIN BINS AND SNAPPED NUMEROUS POWER POLES. THE TORNADO  
PROCEEDED INTO THE DAHOMEY NWR WHERE IT KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND  
POWER POLES. THE MOST SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED AS THE TORNADO  
CROSSED HWY 8 BETWEEN PACE AND CLEVELAND. IT SNAPPED 40+WOODEN  
POWER POLES ALONG HWY 8. THE TORNADO UPROOTED AND SNAPPED TREES  
AND DAMAGED SOME WELL BUILT HOMES IN THE AREA NW OF CLEVELAND.  
THIS IS ALSO THE AREA WHERE THE TORNADO SNAPPED SEVERAL CONCRETE  
POWER POLES. SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED ALONG SOUTH  
BAYOU RD, INJURING 3 PEOPLE. MORE MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED ON  
MCCAIN RD, INJURING 1. THE TORNADO PROCEEDED TO CROSS US 61 WHERE  
IT SNAPPED MORE POWER POLES AND DAMAGED HOMES NEAR TOLLIVER RD.  
IT ALSO DAMAGED SOME STEEL POWER TRUSSES AND A BUSINESS ALONG HWY  
61 IN RENOVA. THE TORNADO LIFTED EAST OF US 61 BEFORE CROSSING  
INTO SUNFLOWER COUNTY.  
   
ROME/PARCHMAN TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.53 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 2000.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 04:18 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 7 N DREW / SUNFLOWER COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 33.9183 / -90.5201  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 04:25 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 3 SSW TUTWILER / SUNFLOWER COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 33.9796 / -90.4579  
 
SUMMARY: AN EF 2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTHERN SUNFLOWER  
COUNTY ON THE GROUNDS OF MISSISSIPPI STATE PENITENTIARY. IT  
CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE ON THE PENITENTIARY GROUNDS BEFORE TRACKING  
NE TOWARDS ROME, MS. THE TORNADO DAMAGED OR DESTROYED SEVERAL  
HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN ROME INCLUDING THE ROME POST OFFICE. IT  
ALSO SNAPPED SEVERAL WOOD POWER POLES ALONG US 49W. THE TORNADO  
IS EXPECTED TO HAVE LIFTED AS IT APPROACHED THE  
SUNFLOWER/TALLAHATCHIE/COAHOMA BORDER.  
   
DREW TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 125 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.52 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 850.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 04:19 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 2 WNW DREW / SUNFLOWER COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 33.8224 / -90.5682  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 04:26 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 5 NNE DREW / SUNFLOWER COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 33.8749 / -90.4978  
 
SUMMARY: AN EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN SUNFLOWER COUNTY, JUST  
WEST OF DREW, MS. THE FIRST DAMAGE WAS NOTED ON SAVELL AND  
LOMBARDY ROADS WHERE IT KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND POWERLINES. THE  
TORNADO COMPLETELY DESTROYED A MOBILE HOME ON THARP RD, TOSSING  
ITS CONTENTS AND THE UNDERCARRIAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NE AND  
CROSSED US 49 WHERE IT SNAPPED SEVERAL WOOD POWER POLES. THE  
TORNADO LIFTED SOON THEREAFTER.  
   
FOREST TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.95 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/11/2020  
START TIME: 09:33 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 1 NNW FOREST / SCOTT COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 32.3707 / -89.4785  
 
END DATE: 01/11/2020  
END TIME: 09:37 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 3 NNE FOREST / SCOTT COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 32.3988 / -89.4403  
 
SUMMARY: THIS WEAK TORNADO BEGAN ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE  
CITY OF FOREST AT HILLSBORO STREET, WHERE IT SNAPPED NUMEROUS  
SMALL TO MEDIUM SOFTWOOD TREE LIMBS. IT THEN MOVED NORTHEAST TO  
NORTHSIDE DRIVE, CONTINUING TO SNAP A FEW SMALL SOFTWOOD TREE  
LIMBS. THE TORNADO CROSSED MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY 21 WHERE FURTHER  
SNAPPING OF SMALL SOFTWOOD TREE LIMBS OCCURRED NEAR THE  
INTERSECTION OF EPHESUS ROAD AND CULPEPPER ROAD. IT LIFTED AFTER  
CROSSING CULPEPPER ROAD AFTER CAUSING MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A SMALL  
BARN.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO  
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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