NWS releases final tornado report for Pine Belt

NWS releases final tornado report for Pine Belt

PINE BELT (WDAM) - The National Weather Service sent two teams to survey damage in Mississippi Tuesday morning after storms tore through Central Mississippi Monday.

The final report concluded that a total of five tornadoes touched down in the Pine Belt.

Three tornadoes touched down in Smith County in Sylvarena and Magee.

The first tornado briefly touched down in Magee, downing trees in its 2.1 mile path length. That tornado was 100 yards wide and had max wind speeds of 75 mph. The NWS ruled this an EF-0 tornado.

The second tornado was in Sylvarena, uprooting trees, and damaging homes in the area. This storm was determined to be an EF-1 tornado with a 2.7 mile path length. The tornado was 250 yards wide with 105 mph max wind speeds.

The third tornado was also in Sylvarena, and touched down in Eastern Smith County. This tornado continued into Jasper County, causing significant damage to trees and homes before ending on Hwy 15. The tornado had a 14.7 mile path length and was 350 yards wide. The storm had a max wind speed of 110 mph and was determined to be an EF-1 tornado.

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The three tornadoes that touched down in Smith County were from the same storm.

The fourth tornado was an EF-1 tornado that hit Walthall County. The tornado touched down near Tylertown and damaged several homes.

One home lost a roof, and had an exterior wall collapse. There was also minor damage to several mobile homes. This storm had estimated winds of 105 mph. The storm path was 5 miles, and was 250 yards wide.

The fifth tornado began in Wesson, damaging Wesson Attendance center, snapping and uprooting trees, and damaging homes in Strong Hope. This storm ended East of Pinola in Simpson County. The storm had a 30.8 mile path length that was 250 yards wide. The storm sustained 130 mph max wind speed and was ruled an EF-2 tornado.

No injuries or fatalities were reported in any of the storms.