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23aprAll DayMonterey (Rankin County, MS)

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Start Time: 1:56 am CDT 

End Time: 2:17 am CDT

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds: 85 mph

Path length: 11.95 miles

Width:  1230 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Rankin

State:  Mississippi

Start Lat/Lon: 32.1738 / -90.1159

End Lat/Lon: 32.2037 / -89.9212


This tornado touched down to the northeast of Highway 49 in Florence. It began down just to the west of Briarhill Road and south of Gunter Road, where a tornado debris signature was observed by radar. In this area, many large limbs were snapped and some trees were uprooted along Gunter Road. It continued northeast before crossing Monterey Road, where a tree fell on a powerline. It then took a more easterly turn over Highway 469 before crossing Basswood Lane and again over Monterey Road.  It continued across a wooded area before causing some high end EF0 tree damage along Star Road. The tornado continued eastward over the Robinhood subdivision where numerous large limbs were snapped and trees were uprooted. A few trees fell on powerlines, breaking a couple of powerpoles. In addition, rear-flank downdraft straight-line winds, around 75-85 mph ahead and south of the tornadic circulation, caused widespread wind damage. In this area, numerous trees were downed and large limbs broken. The tornado then crossed the area of Shell Oil Road, Cannon Road and Highway 18, causing minor EF0 tree damage, with a tree downed right along the highway. The tornado then crossed east of Highway 18, over Morrow Road, where minor tree damage occurred. The tornado lifted shortly thereafter crossing Morrow Road, where only minor straight-line wind damage was observed to a few trees along Johns Shiloh Road and Shiloh Road.


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