Tornado Hits Just South of Oxford, Mississippi (4/27/2011)


A long track tornado is on the ground. This tornado has caused widespread damage with injuries just south of Oxford, Mississippi. Here is a radar of that storm.

Tornadic storm near New Albany, MS that caused damage just south of Oxford, MS

This storm has a history of producing damage. Seek shelter immediately.

    Storm Reports:

04/27/2011 0153 PM: Oxford, Lafayette County. Tornado, reported by Fire Dept/Rescue. Tornado touchdown with damage. Extent unknown. County roads 369 and 469 south of Oxford.

04/27/2011 0140 PM: 3 miles S of Oxford, Lafayette County. Hail e1.75 inch, reported by law enforcement.

04/27/2011 0140 PM: 3 miles S of Oxford, Lafayette County. Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by law enforcement. Strong winds with damage. Lots of trees down.

04/27/2011 1021 am: Oxford, Lafayette County. Flash flood, reported by law enforcement. Water Rescue in Oxford. Excessive flooding countywide

04/27/2011 0900 am: Oxford, Lafayette County. Funnel cloud, reported by Emergency Manager. Marble hail and funnel cloud on west side of Oxford

Preliminary EF-3 tornado in Lafayette County Mississippi, the tornado that hit south of Oxford….
* county: Lafayette
* location/time of event: damage began south of Oxford at 139 PM
CDT Wednesday April 27 2011
* beginning point: 34.2084, -89.5653
* ending point: 34.3299, -89.3785
* rating: EF-3
* estimated peak wind: 140 mph
* path length: 13.6 miles
* maximum width: 1/4 mile
* fatalities: none
* injuries: 2
* summary of damages: a number of homes and Mobile homes were
damaged along the path of the tornado.

    Weather Statements:

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
215 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011

MSC013-057-071-081-115-117-139-145-161-271930-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.W.0115.000000T0000Z-110427T1930Z/
TIPPAH MS-PRENTISS MS-UNION MS-LAFAYETTE MS-LEE MS-ITAWAMBA MS-
PONTOTOC MS-YALOBUSHA MS-CALHOUN MS-
215 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN CALHOUN…NORTHEASTERN YALOBUSHA…PONTOTOC…
NORTHWESTERN ITAWAMBA…NORTHERN LEE…SOUTHEASTERN LAFAYETTE…
UNION…WESTERN PRENTISS AND SOUTHEASTERN TIPPAH COUNTIES…

AT 215 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR NEW
ALBANY…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION.
THE TORNADO HAS ALREADY DAMAGE IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ALGOMA…
BALDWYN…BLUE SPRINGS…BOONEVILLE…DUMAS…ENDVILLE…MARIETTA…
NEW ALBANY…PONTOTOC…SHERMAN…THAXTON…TOCCOPOLA…PINE VALLEY
AND DELAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
BASEBALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

DO NOT USE YOUR CAR TO TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO. CARS ARE EASILY
TOSSED AROUND BY TORNADO WINDS. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THE PATH OF A
TORNADO…LEAVE THE CAR AND GO TO A STRONG BUILDING. IF NO SAFE
STRUCTURE IS NEARBY…SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT AND COVER
YOUR HEAD.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STORM SHELTER. IF NO
STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

.STAY TUNED TO THIS BROADCAST FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER ONLY…CALL 1 800 4 3 2 0 8 7 5.

.A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ALERT AREA.

&&

LAT…LON 3411 8923 3407 8946 3408 8963 3432 8930
3441 8932 3476 8869 3476 8861 3436 8839
TIME…MOT…LOC 1915Z 241DEG 52KT 3448 8899

$$

134
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WWUS54 KMEG 271900
SVSMEG

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
200 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011

MSC013-057-071-081-115-117-139-145-161-271930-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.W.0115.000000T0000Z-110427T1930Z/
TIPPAH MS-PRENTISS MS-UNION MS-LAFAYETTE MS-LEE MS-ITAWAMBA MS-
PONTOTOC MS-YALOBUSHA MS-CALHOUN MS-
200 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN CALHOUN…NORTHEASTERN YALOBUSHA…PONTOTOC…
NORTHWESTERN ITAWAMBA…NORTHERN LEE…SOUTHERN LAFAYETTE…UNION…
WESTERN PRENTISS AND SOUTHEASTERN TIPPAH COUNTIES…

AT 140 PM CDT…FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A TORNADO ON THE GROUND
NEAR COUNTY ROAD 369 AND COUNTY ROAD 469 IN SOUTHERN LAFAYETTE
COUNTY. THIS TORNADO WAS NOW LOCATED NEAR LAFAYETTE SPRINGS…OR 13
MILES EAST OF OXFORD…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH. DAMAGE HAS BEEN
REPORTED WITH THIS TORNADO. PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THAXTON…ESPERANZA
AND PINEDALE SHOULD TAKE COVER NOW.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ALGOMA…
BALDWYN…BLUE SPRINGS…BOONEVILLE…DUMAS…ENDVILLE…MARIETTA…
NEW ALBANY…PONTOTOC…SHERMAN…TAYLOR…THAXTON…TOCCOPOLA AND
WATER VALLEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BASEBALL
SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

DO NOT USE YOUR CAR TO TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO. CARS ARE EASILY
TOSSED AROUND BY TORNADO WINDS. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THE PATH OF A
TORNADO…LEAVE THE CAR AND GO TO A STRONG BUILDING. IF NO SAFE
STRUCTURE IS NEARBY…SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT AND COVER
YOUR HEAD.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STORM SHELTER. IF NO
STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

.STAY TUNED TO THIS BROADCAST FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER ONLY…CALL 1 800 4 3 2 0 8 7 5.

.A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ALERT AREA.

&&

LAT…LON 3413 8919 3407 8945 3407 8964 3419 8972
3424 8971 3477 8868 3476 8861 3436 8839
TIME…MOT…LOC 1858Z 241DEG 52KT 3436 8925

$$

820
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WWUS54 KMEG 271852
SVSMEG

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
152 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011

MSC013-057-071-081-115-117-139-145-161-271930-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.W.0115.000000T0000Z-110427T1930Z/
TIPPAH MS-PRENTISS MS-UNION MS-LAFAYETTE MS-LEE MS-ITAWAMBA MS-
PONTOTOC MS-YALOBUSHA MS-CALHOUN MS-
152 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN CALHOUN…NORTHEASTERN YALOBUSHA…PONTOTOC…
NORTHWESTERN ITAWAMBA…NORTHERN LEE…SOUTHERN LAFAYETTE…UNION…
WESTERN PRENTISS AND SOUTHEASTERN TIPPAH COUNTIES…

AT 152 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR YOCONA…OR 8
MILES SOUTHEAST OF OXFORD…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ALGOMA…
BALDWYN…BLUE SPRINGS…BOONEVILLE…DUMAS…ENDVILLE…MARIETTA…
NEW ALBANY…PONTOTOC…SHERMAN…TAYLOR…THAXTON…TOCCOPOLA AND
WATER VALLEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BASEBALL
SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

DO NOT USE YOUR CAR TO TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO. CARS ARE EASILY
TOSSED AROUND BY TORNADO WINDS. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THE PATH OF A
TORNADO…LEAVE THE CAR AND GO TO A STRONG BUILDING. IF NO SAFE
STRUCTURE IS NEARBY…SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT AND COVER
YOUR HEAD.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STORM SHELTER. IF NO
STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

.STAY TUNED TO THIS BROADCAST FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER ONLY…CALL 1 800 4 3 2 0 8 7 5.

.A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ALERT AREA.

&&

LAT…LON 3413 8919 3407 8945 3407 8964 3419 8972
3424 8971 3477 8868 3476 8861 3436 8839
TIME…MOT…LOC 1852Z 239DEG 50KT 3432 8937

$$

519
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WFUS54 KMEG 271837
TORMEG
MSC013-057-071-081-115-117-139-145-161-271930-
/O.NEW.KMEG.TO.W.0115.110427T1837Z-110427T1930Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
137 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
NORTHWESTERN ITAWAMBA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
NORTHERN LEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
PONTOTOC COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
WESTERN PRENTISS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
SOUTHEASTERN TIPPAH COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
UNION COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
SOUTHERN LAFAYETTE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI…
NORTHEASTERN YALOBUSHA COUNTY IN NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI…

* UNTIL 230 PM CDT

* AT 136 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR WATER VALLEY…MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH. AT 115 PM…GRAPEFRUIT SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED
IN BATESVILLE.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BALDWYN…
BOONEVILLE…NEW ALBANY…PONTOTOC…WATER VALLEY AND TRACE STATE
PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

.IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE GRAPEFRUIT SIZE HAIL AND
DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

.DO NOT USE YOUR CAR TO TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO. CARS ARE EASILY
TOSSED AROUND BY TORNADO WINDS. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THE PATH OF A
TORNADO…LEAVE THE CAR AND GO TO A STRONG BUILDING. IF NO SAFE
STRUCTURE IS NEARBY…SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT AND COVER
YOUR HEAD.

.IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

.THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STORM SHELTER. IF NO
STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

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4 thoughts on “Tornado Hits Just South of Oxford, Mississippi (4/27/2011)

  1. God is so awesome. I just thank God for PRAYER and his PROTECTION!!!! I was at school when all of this was happening(Oxford High School). I was in the hallway down on the floor. I was just praying, praying, and praying that God will shield and protect us. I was not worried because I knew that God was in conttrol. That tornado was headed right for the area I was in. But somehow and someway that tornado went in another direction. I say it’s nothing but GOD. You can not tell me that I don’t serve an AWESOME God. I SERVE AN AWESOME GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD IS JUST SO GOOD!!!!

    1. Oh yes. God is our rock and protection in times like that. I am glad you are doing OK after this. It’s just sad to hear about all the devastation as well. Thank you for sharing with the blog readers.

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