By Staff and wire reports
Strong storms moved through Northeast Mississippi Sunday night.
Below are updates from Sunday night and Monday ..
The Associated Press
JACKSON — Authorities are trying to determine if it was a tornado or straight-line winds that injured a man in Bolivar County.
A severe line of weather that pushed across Mississippi late Sunday night damaged homes or buildings in Bolivar, Coahoma and Quitman counties.
Bill Quintan, Bolivar County’s emergency management director, says one man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after his mobile home was “totally obliterated.”
National Weather Service crews were headed there Monday to study damage patterns to see if it was a tornado. Another crew was going to Lauderdale County to check if a tornado hit there
Meteorologist Mark McAllister says mild winter temperatures could mean this will be an active year for tornadoes.
Daily Journal’s Lena Mitchell reports only damage from Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo is heavy rainfall for all three counties and a large tree falling in Cointh City park across the walking trail and blocking one of the entrance streets to the park and trees down in other parts of Alcorn County.
No damage reported by our Linda Griffin the Chickasaw County EMA director, the Chickasaw County Journal reports.
Tornado Watch canceled for – Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tallahatchie, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union and Yalobusha Counties.
Report of trees and power lines down in Baldwyn by law enforcement at 1:22 a.m. from the National Weather Service.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Itawamba County until 2 a.m.
From Daily Journal Sports Editor John Pitts on Twitter – @JohnLPitts: Weather is picking up again in downtown Corinth. Rain, wind, etc. Might be our last go-round for while, judging from radar.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah and Union Counties until 1:15 a.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Calhoun, Lafayette, Pontotoc and Yalobusha Counties until 1 a.m.
No damage reports from National Weather Service so far.
UPDATE: 12:06 a.m. – The Tornado warning for Northwestern Tishomingo County has been cancelled.
UPDATE: 12 a.m. – Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lafayette and Pontotoc County in MS until 12:45 a.m.
UPDATE: 11:51 p.m. – Strong storm heading towards Belmont and Northern Itawamba County.
UPDATE: 11:49 p.m. – Tornado warning in Monroe County canceled.
Tornado Warning for Alcorn and Tishomingo counties until Jan 23, 12:30 AM CST
AT 1134 PM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR NEW WREN.
UPDATE: 11:32 p.m. – Trained spotter reported a tornado on the ground near Trebloc, MS (Chickasaw County) at 1120 pm CST
UPDATE: 11:16 p.m. – From National Weather Service – TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN CHICKASAW COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
NORTHERN MONROE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
* UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
* AT 1112 PM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING A TORNADO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
TREBLOC…OR 10 MILES SOUTH OF HOUSTON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60
* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO AMORY.
UPDATE: 11:03 p.m. – Tornado watch for following areas until 6 a.m. …
Alcorn, Attala, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw,Clay, Grenada, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Lowndes, Monroe, Montgomery, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah County, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, Winston and Yalobusha County.
UPDATE: 10:51 p.m. –
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UPDATE 10:36 p.m.: Tornado Warning for Benton, DeSoto & Marshall counties until 11:15 p.m.
UPDATE: Tornado watch in effect until midnight for following locations:
PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for severe weather forecasted to move through the state beginning this afternoon and continuing through the night. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say the system will be capable of producing severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, tornadoes and golf-ball sized hail.
“MEMA has coordinated with our local emergency management partners and placed members of the State Emergency Response Team on alert should state assistance be needed,” said MEMA Director Robert Latham. “We are prepared to respond quickly but nothing can take the place of a good individual and family preparedness plan”.
MEMA and local emergency managers participated in a conference call with members of the National Weather Service this afternoon to receive the latest forecast updates and information.
Families and residents should take time before the severe weather threatens to ensure they have fresh batteries in their NOAA weather radio. The weather radio sounds when a warning is issued for an area and may be purchased at many local retailers for about $30.
MEMA and the NWS recommend you take the following steps:
- Have a family emergency plan in case a weather warning is issued.
- Check and restock your emergency supply kit in case you are without electricity for an extended period of time.
- Residents in mobile homes, manufactured housing or any type of sub-standard housing should have a safe place to wait out the severe weather.
- When riding in a vehicle never attempt to outrun a tornado. You should abandon the vehicle and get into a nearby ditch or sturdy structure.
Forecast from the National Weather Service:
This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 69. South southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 50. Windy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 25 mph becoming west southwest. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind between 5 and 15 mph.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS… THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL…NORTH MISSISSIPPI…AND WEST TENNESSEE.
.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT FOR ALL OF THE MIDSOUTH.
A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EVENT WILL UNFOLD LATE THIS AFTERNOON OVER EASTERN ARKANSAS. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL SPREAD NORTHEAST THIS EVENING INTO THE REMAINDER OF THE MIDSOUTH…REACHING THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY DURING THE
DAMAGING WINDS…TORNADOES AND LARGE HAIL WILL BE THE PRIMARY SEVERE WEATHER THREATS.
THE GREATEST TORNADO RISK AREA INCLUDES THE AREA ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE FORTY.
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THIS EVENING AND FOR MOST OF THE OVERNIGHT HOURS FOR SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 40MPH.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.