Storms bring hail, strong winds to area
Published 12:00 pm Thursday, March 17, 2016
Strong storms brought large hail and damaging winds to Southwest Mississippi Thursday.
Hail at least two inches wide was reported in Bogue Chitto Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
A storm pushed through the area at about 9 a.m.
Ping-pong ball sized hail was reported in Jayess, and baseball size hail was reported about a mile south of there, according to NWS.
Quarter size hail was also reported in Brookhaven.
A second and third round of storms brought hail to the area Thursday afternoon and again Thursday evening. Hail was reported in the Mt. Zion area and quarter to golf ball size hail was reported in Caseyville.
Quarter to golf ball size hail was also reported at Loyd Star and nickel to quarter size hail was reported near Wesson.
Winds reportedly damaged power lines in Lincoln County, causing outages. Trees were also downed in Lawrence County along Benson Road, Firetower Road and Hooker Road. A roof was blown off a lumber yard building near Silver Creek, according to the NWS. There were outages reported in Lawrence County.
Southern Pine said damage in the Silver Creek area could possibly be from a tornado. Several power poles and lines were damaged.