Start Time: 4:18 am CST End Time:
Start Time: 4:18 am CST
End Time: 4:25 am CST
Estimated Peak Winds: 115 mph
Path length: 5.53 miles
Width: 2000 yards
Start Lat/Lon: 33.9183 / -90.5201
End Lat/Lon: 33.9796 / -90.4579
An EF2 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.
1st Pic is EF1 damage to manufactured home. 2nd pic is EF2 damage to electric poles. Via NWS Jackson.