Mississippi Skies: Multiple tornadoes confirmed so far from recent round of severe weather

Published 11:33 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2023

The National Weather Service confirmed at least six tornadoes struck the Magnolia State Monday and Monday night. Surveys are ongoing, but the following twisters were reported:

  • Leake County – Ofahoma: EF0 with 76 mph winds
  • Lincoln County – Lake Lincoln: EF1 with 95 mph winds
  • Madison County – Sharon: EF1 with 95 mph winds
  • Simpson County – Pinola: EF0 with 80 mph winds
  • Simpson County – Sanatorium: EF0 with 70 mph winds
  • Smith County – Center Ridge: EF1 with 90 mph winds

The NWS Jackson also confirmed straight line winds of 70 miles per hour blew through Hazlehurst in Copiah County.

Weather will be much calmer Wednesday. Any clouds will make way for plenty of sunshine with cooler temperatures.

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North Mississippi

Sunny with a high of 53. Clear Wednesday night with a low of 33.

Central Mississippi

Cloudy early, becoming sunny. High of 56. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 34.

South Mississippi

Mostly sunny with a high of 58. Breezy with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 39.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a high of 61. Wednesday night, mostly cloudy with a low of 43.