Sunday, March 26, 2023 1:08 AM

Mississippi tornado given preliminary EF-4 rating


The Jackson, Mississippi National Weather Service announced Saturday evening that the survey team's initial assessment of the tornado damage in Rolling Fork and Silver City, Mississippi was caused by an EF-4 tornado Friday night.

EF-4 strength tornadoes have winds between 166-200 mph.

Jackson, MS NWS tornado rating tweet

Jackson, MS NWS tweet

This rating is a preliminary rating and subject to change as the NWS continues to assess the damage and finalize the details.

Silver City tornado damage--picture courtesy MHP Greenwood, MS

Silver City tornado damage courtesy MHP Greenwood

Survey teams were deployed to Sharkey County, Humphreys County, and Holmes/Montgomery Counties.

Finer details about the Rolling Fork/Silver City tornado along with the survey reports in the other Counties will be published once the reports are finalized.

Firsthand Weather sends its heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the people impacted by the tornadoes across the South last night.