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.
..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.