NWS Jackson, MS Confirmed that Yazoo City, MS was struck with an EF2 tornado last night. Yazoo City was struck with an EF4 tornado back in April of this year only 7months ago.


Public information statement from NWS Jackson, MS.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
656 PM CST TUE NOV 30 2010

…2 TORNADOES AND SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED
IN YAZOO COUNTY BY NWS SURVEY TEAM…

TORNADO #1

COUNTY: YAZOO
BEGINNING POINT: YAZOO CITY AT 807 PM CST
ENDING POINT: 2.1 MILES NORTHEAST OF YAZOO CITY AT 810 PM CST
RATING: EF2 MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 115 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 2.1 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: THIS STORM TRACKED THROUGH DOWNTOWN YAZOO CITY.
IT DAMAGED SEVERAL BUILDINGS…MOST OF WHICH WAS ROOF DAMAGE…BUT
ONE BUILDING HAD SOME EXTERIOR WALLS DESTROYED ALSO. NUMEROUS
WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT OF DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS AND A LARGE AREA OF
SIDING WAS TORN FROM ANOTHER BUILDING. THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN
TREES AND DAMAGED THE ROOF AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE. DAMAGE IN THE
DOWNTOWN AREA WAS THE STRONGEST FOR THIS TORNADO AND RATED AS EF2.

THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST FOR ABOUT A MILE WITH
ONLY SCATTERED TREE DAMAGE OCCURRING. AS THE TORNADO CROSSED JERRY
CLOWER BLVD…IT STRENGTHENED AND SNAPPED A POWER POLE AND DAMAGED
THE ROOF OF A STORE. THE TORNADO WEAKENED AGAIN PRODUCING ITS FINAL
DAMAGE TO TREES ON HONEYCUTT ROAD.

TORNADO #2

COUNTY: YAZOO
BEGINNING POINT: 15.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF YAZOO CITY AT 746 PM CST
ENDING POINT: 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF YAZOO CITY AT 800 PM CST
RATING: EF2 MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 11.5 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER POLES SNAPPED AND TREES
UPROOTED. SEVERAL IRRIGATION PUMPS WERE FLIPPED OVER. SEVERAL HOMES
RECEIVED EXTENSIVE ROOF AND WALL DAMAGE. A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME
WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE ROOF WAS TORN OFF A MEDAL FRAME
BUILDING AND TWO SEMI-TRUCKS WERE FLIPPED OVER.

STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE

AN AREA OF SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED ABOUT ONE
MILE SOUTH OF THE YAZOO CITY TORNADO TRACK. TWO TREES WERE KNOCKED
DOWN ONTO A HOUSE…TEN POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED AND BUILDINGS
DAMAGED ON THE BROADWAY STREET HILL…AND ADDITIONAL TREES WERE
DOWNED FURTHER EAST OF THE BROADWAY STREET HILL. THIS DAMAGE WAS DUE
TO A REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT ASSOCIATED WITH THE YAZOO CITY TORNADO
WITH WINDS ESTIMATED TO BE 100 TO 115 MPH. THIS DAMAGE OCCURRED AT
ABOUT THE SAME TIME AS THE YAZOO CITY TORNADO.

$$

SW/BK

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