HATTIESBURG (AP) – The first three months of 2016 were more active than usual in terms of severe weather in Mississippi. Ed Tarver, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, tells The Hattiesburg American the cause is due, in part, to warmer-than-usual temperatures. Tarver said in addition to higher temperatures, the contrasting atmospheres […]

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today CORINTH – Raindrops fell from the ceiling at Corinth Elementary on Friday, but it was not because of roof problems. A lightning bolt crashed into the hallway, snowflakes dropped to the floor and a black cloud floated toward a classroom. But in the distance there was a rainbow to let […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A storm system moving through northeast Mississippi could bring sever weather, possibly even tornadoes, to the region. The National Weather Service in Memphis is forecasting 4 inches or more of rain and has issued a flash flood watch for all of northeast Mississippi through Thursday evening. “There is a possibility you […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Training took place Tuesday night in Lee County to equip local weather enthusiasts with the information they need to be effective spotters. Gary Woodall with the National Weather Service office in Memphis came to Lee County to conduct the training. Volunteer weather spotters play an important role in […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Each spring, local school districts are tasked with keeping large numbers of students safe when the forecast calls for severe weather. Schools plan and prepare for tornadoes by having tornado drills regularly. But outside of the standard procedures, school administrators also must make decisions about whether or […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Rain kept falling in Mississippi Friday as rescuers plucked people from flash flooding and residents along Delta rivers sandbagged against rising waters. Some areas of the Delta region, including Cleveland and Clarksdale, have received more than 10 inches of rain since Wednesday, with at least some rain expected […]

Wire reports WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mississippi lawmakers reported Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing $3.5 million in hazard mitigation grant funding to build a multi-purpose hazardous weather safe room on the Itawamba Community College campus in Fulton. The 13,585-square-foot facility will have the capacity to protect 2,319 students, faculty and staff […]

By Kevin McGill and Chevel Johnson Associated Press KENNER, La. – Tornadoes and severe weather ripped through the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, mangling trailers at an RV park, ripping off roofs from buildings and killing at least three people in Louisiana and Mississippi, authorities said. One of the most hard-hit areas appeared to be a […]

PEARL (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency for all areas of the state that may be affected by severe weather moving toward Mississippi. A severe storm system, with potential for strong tornadoes, damaging winds, hail and heavy rain, is expected to impact the state through Tuesday night. Bryant’s office says […]