NWS surveys confirm overlapping tornado paths near Bay Springs...two hours apart

BAY SPRINGS, MS (WDAM)- Four days after storms rolled over Mississippi, the National Weather Service teams continue to conduct surveys to determine the intensity and path of tornadoes that touched down in the Pine Belt.

Most recently, the Jackson NWS office confirmed two tornadoes with similar paths in Jasper County last Friday.  The first was an EF-1 tornado with max estimated winds of 90 mph that started at 3:04pm, 3.5 miles northeast Bay Springs, and ended two minutes later, 5 miles northeast Bay Springs.  The path length of this tornado was 1.5 miles with a maximum width of 0.25 miles.  It's believed that this tornado moved along County Highway 1519, downing trees.

Coincidentally, a second tornado moved just north of this location a couple of hours later, causing some overlapping damage.  This second tornado touched down at 4:59pm traveled 2 miles moving from County Highway 1519 to County Highway 1537.  This tornado was classified as an EF-1 with max estimated winds of 90mph and a maximum width of 0.5 a mile.  A roof of a barn was blown off, and numerous trees were blown down.  Also, one of the trees fell on a home.

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