To no one’s surprise, there was a third tornado in Warren County on Saturday. The delay in reporting it is not uncommon in events of this nature. It takes a lot of information gathering and a lot of data to confirm or disprove a tornado. In the past few years, social media has proven invaluable with the massive amount of photos, videos, and reports from the public. The National Weather Service team will go on site to an area with reports of tornadic action and make a determination.
The third tornado has been classified an EF2. Here is a copy of the information from the National Weather Service in Jackson on the event:
.North Warren/South Yazoo Counties Tornado... Rating: EF2 Estimated Peak Wind: 115 mph Path Length /statute/: 20.37 miles Path Width /maximum/: 700.0 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/13/2019 Start Time: 04:57 PM CDT Start Location: 1 WNW Culkin / Warren County / MS Start Lat/Lon: 32.3737 / -90.8291 End Date: 04/13/2019 End Time: 05:43 PM CDT End Location: 1 SSW Phoenix / Yazoo County / MS End Lat/Lon: 32.5651 / -90.5671
The tornado started east of Highway 61 on Sherman Avenue, snapping small hardwood tree limbs. As it began to move east-northeast, it uprooted trees on the backside of River Regional Health Center. The tornado moved east-northeast of US Highway 61, snapping large hardwood and softwood tree limbs and snapping hardwood trunks along Brister Road, Boy Scout Road and Oak Ridge Road. Large hardwood trees uprooted and fell atop two homes in a subdivision along Newitt Vick Drive, which resulted in roof damage. Along Henry Road, east of Oak Ridge Road, several power poles were snapped at their base on Tucker Road, thus evidence of the tornado being at its strongest. The tornado shifted to the northeast toward northeast Warren County, uprooting and snapping numerous hardwood and softwood trees. Several of these trees fell atop power lines. The tornado crossed into southern Yazoo County, where it snapped several large hardwood trees along Oak Grove Church Road. The tornado finally lifted at Holloman Road, but not before snapping several hardwood trees.See a typo? Report it here.