Tornado Touchdown Confirmed in Leake County

The National Weather Service says a weak tornado touched down Monday night east of Ofahoma.  An NWS survey team says the EF-zero storm was on the ground briefly with an estimated windspeed of 76 miles an hour, snapping one tree and uprooting another near... Read More.

Arrington Confirmed Dead After Leake Standoff

UPDATED 5:00AM THURSDAYWe still don't know why a suspected car thief who escaped from jail in Raymond and allegedly killed a man in Jackson wound up hiding out in Leake County.  Sheriff Randy Atkinson says that's something he's trying to figure out."That's still under... Read More.


NWS: Long-Track Tornado Confirmed in East-Central MS

The storm surveys following this week’s tornado outbreak in Mississippi have just begun.  And already, the National Weather Service has confirmed the state’s second-longest tornado this year.  The EF-2 storm was on the ground for 25 miles through portions of Jasper, Newton and Lauderdale... Read More.

First Monkeypox Case Confirmed in Mississippi

From the State Health Department:  Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported its first case of Monkeypox in a Mississippi resident. The specimen was tested at the Mississippi State Department of Health Public Health Laboratory. An investigation to identify persons who may have... Read More.

Heat Wave Broken, Tornado Confirmed

What a difference a day makes.   After most of Mississippi struggled through another day of extreme heat on Sunday, Monday's highs were 10 to 15 degrees cooler.  Meridian, which had gone seven straight days with triple digit temperatures, topped out at 91 Monday.   And... Read More.


NWS: Two Local Tornadoes Confirmed

The National Weather Service has confirmed tornado touchdowns in Leake and Neshoba counties.  An EF-0 tornado with top winds of 85 miles an hour hit west of Carthage Wednesday before moving into the city.  The tin roof of a house was peeled back and... Read More.

Two Tornadoes Confirmed In Winston County

The National Weather Service has now confirmed a total of 15 tornadoes from last Wednesday's outbreak of severe storms in Mississippi.  Two of them were on the ground in Winston County at the same time. 0851 PM TORNADO ... Read More.


Three Tornadoes Confirmed In Attala County

The National Weather Service has confirmed three tornado touchdowns in Attala County during the storms that moved through the state on March 22nd.    All three were rated EF-1, one of them the same tornado that hit Goodman.  NWS says that tornado tracked out... Read More.

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Attala and Leake Counties

Cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Attala and Leake Counties.The Mississippi State Department of Health released the update number of cases Saturday morning.After 60 new cases, Mississippi is now up to 140 total cases statewide.Attala and Leake each have one confirmed case.The... Read More.