Tornado Warning Issued by The National Weather Service Affecting Lowndes, MS; Oktibbeha, MS

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Lowndes, MS; Oktibbeha, MS starting on 2019/03/14 11:55. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to take shelter during this event. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement 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.

Map showing affected area for tornado warning
Map of affected area for tornado warning

Read the full alert from The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Southeastern Oktibbeha County in northeastern Mississippi
    Central Lowndes County in northeastern Mississippi
  • Until 245 PM CDT.
  • At 154 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located near Sessums, or 10 miles east of Starkville, moving
    northeast at 45 mph.

    HAZARD Tornado and quarter size hail.

    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.

  • This dangerous storm will be near:
    Bent Oak around 205 PM CDT.
    Columbus and Columbus AFB around 220 PM CDT.
    Steens around 225 PM CDT.

    Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include