Daily Journal TUPELO – The All-America Picnic in the Park will go on as scheduled in Tupelo’s Ballard Park. “We are going to go ahead and keep everything on schedule,” said Tupelo Parks & Recreation director Alex Farned. “The radar shows there is an opening in the rain. We are going to hope for the […]

Flooding on Main Street in New Albany. (New Albany Gazette)

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – A potent weather system dumped flood-inducing rainfall across Northeast Mississippi on Friday, with the Little Tallahatchie River overflowing its banks in downtown New Albany, where commercial and residential flooding was reported by the National Weather Service at mid-afternoon. The rain, which began in the early morning hours before […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Heat and humidity are expected to make a powerful combination today. Temperatures are predicted to climb into the mid and upper 90s, and the National Weather Service in Memphis said the heat index has the potential to reach between 106 to 109 degrees between noon and 7 p.m. A […]

Daily Journal The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a heat advisory for all of Northeast Mississippi until 7 p.m. Wednesday. In a 3:20 p.m. release, NWS said a “very hot and humid air mass” will drive temperatures to the upper 90s with heat indices of 105 degrees. A heat advisory means that strong […]

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Dominick Steele, 10, of Tupelo, turns away as he tries to avoid being hit by water in the face as he plays at the splash pad with friends and family Monday afternoon at Veterans Park in Tupelo.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not just hot, but officially hot. The National Weather Service in Memphis released a heat advisory for northwest Mississippi, eastern Arkansas and southwest Tennessee for Monday and Tuesday, and that could expand as weather patterns develop. Northeast Mississippi counties weren’t listed in the advisory, although a […]

By Seth Borenstein Associated Press WASHINGTON – Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists. On average 4.36 inches of rain and snow – mostly rain – fell over the Lower 48 in May, sloshing past October 2009 which had been the wettest month in […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal AMORY – Much of Amory was shut down Tuesday following the town’s double-dose of brief but intense tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, the first tornado occurred at 8:41 a.m. and lasted six minutes. The EF0 storm mainly struck the Coontail Road area, with winds reaching speeds of 75 […]

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Workers clear a fallen tree off the roof of Rhonda Ginn's home after a possible tornado touched down in Amory on Monday morning.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal AMORY – A tornado briefly touched down in Amory on Monday morning, affecting homes in a 25-block radius of the downtown area. No one was killed or injured. Monroe County Emergency Management Director Robert Goza said two homes were destroyed, 11 had major damage and 52 sustained minor damage. The […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 600 metal photographs have moved from their spot at Fairpark to their new permanent home at the Oren Dunn Museum. “Tupelo Tornado, Tupelo Spirit, Tupelo Strong” has been on display in front of City Hall in downtown Tupelo for the past month, and was scheduled […]