Tuesday Strong Storms Recap

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

Although no severe weather occurred around Meridian, damage was reported in parts of Mississippi with the thunderstorms that rolled through Tuesday afternoon. Here is a brief recap of the severe weather reports that were received by the National Weather Service:

  • At 4:57 pm, a storm spotter reported an intense microburst one mile west of Monticello in Lawrence County. The microburst caused winds estimated as high as 115 mph. Five homes suffered major shingle damage, and other homes had minor roof damage. Seven power poles were broken at the ground. Half of the power poles were taken down by fallen trees. The rest were blown down by the wind. Dozens of trees were uprooted and snapped. Damage was confined to a one-to-two-square-mile area, which is normal for a microburst.
  • At 5:43 pm, dime-sized to penny-sized hail fell in the Shivers community about four miles south/southwest of Pinola in Simpson County.
  • At 5:57 pm, trees and tree limbs took down power lines in Simpson County about one mile south of Pinola.
  • At 6:53 pm, penny-sized hail was reported just west of Interstate 55, three miles west of Bryam in Hinds County.
  • At 7:01, penny-sized hail was reported near Terry in Hinds County.
  • At 7:15 pm, Hinds County Emergency Management reported heavy rain and minor flooding with water covering parts of area roadways.


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