National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado touched down in Jackson


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The National Weather Service confirmed a brief tornado touched down in West Jackson Wednesday morning. The storm did not have a warning on it at the time.

The EF-1 tornado touched down at Clinton Boulevard near West Hillsdale Drive and quickly moved northeast. The storm knocked down several trees, and some fell onto nearby homes.

The tornado also knocked down power lines. On Wednesday morning, Entergy Mississippi reported 285 power outages in the area.

The National Weather Service said the tornado dissipated after crossing Lynch Creek and before reaching College Hill Drive. The estimated maximum wind speed was 90mph.


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