Severe Storm and Tornado Warning issued for Tippah County- January 3, 2023
Tipopah County is under both a severe storm and Tornado warning on January 3rd.
From the NWS:
The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Mississippi until 9:45 AM CST. At 9:01 AM CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles west of Blue Mountain to near Etta to 6 miles east of Denmark, moving northeast at 45 mph. These thunderstorms have the potential to bring 60 mph wind gusts, which may cause damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Some of the areas that may be affected include New Albany, Ripley, Blue Mountain, Jumpertown, Keownville, Theo, Etta, Gravestown, Pinedale, Thaxton, Hickory Flat, Falkner, Myrtle, Dumas, Shari, Murry, Graham, Esperanza, Pumpkin Center, and Bethel.
A tornado watch is also in effect until 11:00 AM CST for northeastern and northwestern Mississippi, as well as west Tennessee. It is recommended that people in affected areas move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building for their protection.
..A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 945 AM CST FOR NORTHWESTERN UNION...SOUTHERN TIPPAH...NORTHWESTERN PRENTISS AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALCORN COUNTIES... At 909 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near New Albany, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD...Tornado. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. Locations impacted include... Booneville, New Albany, Jumpertown, Keownville, Wheeler, Etta, Myrtle, Dumas, Shari, Poolville, Graham, Old Myrtle, Pumpkin Center, Gaston, Baker, Geeville, Locum, Smalco, Glenfield and Cotton Plant. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a storm shelter or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.