October 27, 2020

Mississippi’s tornadic weekend by the numbers, details of each known twister

Weather experts say they’ve already confirmed 10 separate tornadoes touched down in Mississippi over the weekend and the number could rise as additional damage assessments are completed.

Here’s out the tornadoes looked statistically from National Weather Service experts:

The Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale is used to classify tornadoes into the following categories:

EF0…WEAK……65 TO 85 MPH
EF1…WEAK……86 TO 110 MPH
EF2…STRONG….111 TO 135 MPH
EF3…STRONG….136 TO 165 MPH
EF4…VIOLENT…166 TO 200MPH
EF5…VIOLENT…>200MPH

Mississippi’s 10 confirmed tornadoes were rated as follows:

4 EF-2s
5 EF-1s
1 EF-0

EF 2
Hamilton
130 mph wind
Maximum width 800 yards
11.3 mile path
On ground for 17 minutes
1 fatality
19 injured

South Warren County
120 mph wind
Maximum width 440 yards
4.35 mile path
On ground for 11 minutes
No injuries

Winston/Oktibbeha County
113 mph wind
Maximum width 830 yards
8.82 mile path
On ground for 15 minutes
No injuries

Central Warren County
115 mph wind
Maximum width 175 yards
2.96 mile path
On ground for 8 minutes
No injuries

EF 1
Starkville
105 mph wind
Maximum width 400 yards
4.46 mile path
On the ground for 8 minutes
No injuries

Thomastown
95 mph wind
Maximum width 300 yards
4.87 mile path
On ground for 8 minutes
No injuries

Mathiston
98 mph wind
Maximum width 400 yards
2.66 mile path
On ground for 7 minutes
No injuries

Jackson County
Preliminary results show:
100 to 110 mph wind
0.8 mile path
No other data provided yet

Northern Monroe County/Greenwood Springs
Tornado is believed to be at least EF 1, but not confirmed

EF-0
Webster County
80 mph wind
Maximum width 100 yards
0.34 mile path
On ground for 1 minute
No injuries