At least one tornado confirmed in the month of January
- Flooding rains and hail pounded portions of the state; first Mississippi tornado of 2010 confirmed
- First Tornado Watch of 2010; strong to severe storms with heavy rain likely through early Thursday
- Flooding and severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon and evening
- Nearly 200 people rescued with the help of NOAA weather satellites in 2009
- Warm weather expected through the week; above average temperatures with storms possible
- Above average Mississippi tornadoes in 2009; top ten most active states in the country
- 2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita loans to be forgiven
- State of Emergency expanded to cover 10 Mississippi counties; lingering arctic cold effects
- Consecutive below freezing temps; 2nd all-time on record in Jackson
- More typical El Nino pattern returns; warmer and wetter conditions ahead
- Mississippi capital city remains under a State of Emergency; arctic cold burst over 140 waterlines
- Mississippians among the survivers and missing of the Haiti Earthquake Disaster
- Haiti Earthquake Disaster; how much more can this island nation take?
- Arctic cold temps freeze and or burst over 105 Jackson waterlines; State of Emergency declared
- First 10 days of 2010 were the coldest first 10 days of any year on record in Jackson
- Longest period at or below 45 degrees in over 30 years in Jackson
- Deadly Cold Wave across the United States; at least 22 dead from exposure in 11 states
- Arctic cold becomes deadly in Mississippi; at least 2 confirmed dead from exposure
- Ice build-up on roadway leads to a deadly school bus vs car collision in Northern Mississippi
- Arctic cold air invasion with snow and or ice spans worldwide
- Frigid weekend; temperatures near or below freezing through early Sunday
- Minor to moderate accumulations of snow, sleet and ice over Northern Mississippi
- Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisories; dangerous travel on Thursday
- Frigid morning statewide; even colder temperatures expected in the coming days
- Very cold weather with flurries and or light snow; Hard Freeze Warnings
The National Weather Service confirmed a second tornado from severe storms on Wednesday and Wednesday night.
A weak 40 yard wide EF-0 tornado with winds near 70 mph touched down just to the northwest of Jackson in Southwestern Madison County near Pocahontas.
The tornado tracked from Coker Road to the east northeast for 1 mile, downing several trees and large limbs, a fence, a power line and causing minor damage to a barn. One home was damaged by a falling tree.
The tornado crossed Moss Ridge Road where a couple of trees and large limbs were downed, damaging several fences. The tornado then crossed Lake Lorman and downed several more trees and a power line along Lakeshore Drive before dissipating. No one was injured.
The first tornado of 2010 was confirmed in Copiah County from severe storms early Thursday morning.
January is not known as a very active month for tornadoes in the state but they do often occur. In a matter of fact, this is 7th most active month since 1950 with 128 tornadoes confirmed.
The two tornadoes confirmed from Wednesday and Wednesday night’s severe weather makes this the 6th year in a row of confirmed January tornadoes in the state.
Since 2005, at least one tornado has been confirmed during the month.
The most active January for tornadoes across the state since 2005 occurred during the record year for tornadoes (109) in 2008.
In January 2008, 12 tornadoes were confirmed in the state.
Sources: NCDC, NOAA