Tippah storm that caused widespread damage confirmed as Tornado

A storm that went through Tippah County and caused widespread damage on Saturday has been confirmed as a tornado by the National Weather Service.

The tornado touched down in Walnut and cut a path over 3 miles long. The tornado was 100 yards wide and listed as an EF0.

The National Weather service sent a team to survey the damage in North Mississippi today.

Damage to buildings and loss of electricity due to the tornado taking out power poles were the main damage instances caused.

..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/09/19 TORNADOES IN NORTHEASTERN
MISSISSIPPI...

.Tornado near Walnut, Mississippi...

Rating:                EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:   65-70 MPH
Path Length /Statute/: 3.1 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:  100 yards
Fatalities:            0
Injuries:              0

Start Date:            03/09/2019
Start Time:            2:36 PM CST
Start Location:        Walnut / Tippah County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:         34.9462 / -88.9013

End Date:              03/09/2019
End Time:              2:40 PM CST
End Location:          3.1 ENE Walnut / Tippah County / MS
End Lat/Lon:           34.9599 / -88.8507

SURVEY SUMMARY:
The first damage occurred in the Walnut community. Minor damage
to buildings, storage sheds, and trees occurred. East of Walnut,
the tornado damaged several wooden power poles.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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