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05febAll DayCarthage (Leake County, MS)

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Start Time:  5:33 pm CST

End Time: 5:48 pm CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length: 9.39 miles

Width: 250 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Leake

State:  Mississippi

Start Lat/Lon: 32.6636 / -89.6748

End Lat/Lon: 32.7112 / -89.5284


This tornado crossed Highway 25 and moved along the Pearl River Bottom, snapping numerous hardwood trees. It moved northeast to near Pleasant Hill Road where it caused a chicken house to collapse on itself, and continued to snap several softwood trees in the nearby wooded area. As the tornado progressed along its northeastward path, it reached Highway 35 and caused the uproot of several trees along the Pearl River Bottom, where it lifted thereafter.


Sources:

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NWS Jackson Summary


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