There were 28 tornadoes on New Year’s Eve of 2010. Four were in the state of Mississippi. The strongest for the state was given an EF-2 rating. That is the topic of this summary!
An estimated F3 tornado moved northeast through parts of Jones County and the town of Laurel during the evening of December 28, 1954. It had a path of about 10 miles per the Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) and a width of 250 yards. 25 people were injured.
A total of 30 tornadoes occurred on Christmas Day of 2012. Two of the tornadoes were rated EF3 and we look at one of those that traveled through parts of Southern MS. It was a long-tracked twister. The SPC has a length of 60.34 miles.
This summary looks back at an estimated F2 tornado from December 17, 1915. Per Thomas Grazulis, there were 5 injuries and 2 fatalities. Path was estimated at 6 miles.
‘They had always said Vicksburg would never have a tornado because of the river’ – Marie Renaud, survivor of the 1953 Vicksburg Tornado. Marie was interviewed by the NWS Jackson for the 60th anniversary of the tornado. She was 11 years old when the tornado hit. She, like many Vicksburg, MS residents believed that the river would protect them from a tornado. Unfortunately, on December 5, 1953, a destructive twister crossed over the Mighty Mississippi and directly hit the town of Vicksburg.
On November 27, 1994, 18 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of the South. Four were given an F3 rating. In this summary, we look at one of those F3s. It had a long track of 40 miles through parts of Simpson, Smith and Jasper Counties in Mississippi.
There were 6-F4 tornadoes during the massive November 21-23, 1992 tornado outbreak. This summary looks at one of those out of Mississippi. This was an early morning tornado that traveled 40 miles through parts of Smith, Jasper and Newton Counties. It began SE of Mize and moved NE through the Sylvarena community. 90 homes were destroyed.
This tornado developed in northeast Copiah County, MS, 1 mile north of Hopewell at 1127pm CST. It crossed through parts of 7 counties and ended 4 miles SW of Mathiston, MS in Choctaw County at 201am CST. Per the NWS Storm Data entry, the tornado reached maximum strength, F4 in the town of Brandon.