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The Witch of November Cometh, Mississippi’s Second Tornado Season

JACKSON, Miss.–Brandon, 1992: It was one of the worst tornadoes Mississippi can remember and it happened in November. The weather may seem great now, but in less than one month Mississippi will be in its second tornado season.

“We do have a main severe weather season in the spring, but November is also our secondary tornado season and our secondary peak with tornadoes,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Joanne Culin.

She said there has been no prediction as of yet on just how severe the season may be this year.

There could be strong tornadoes, too, as evidenced by the Brandon 1992 twister.

“We have had several fairly significant tornado events in the fall,” said Culin.

She said beyond the Brandon tornado, there have been other outbreaks and single tornadoes in the fall that have brought ratings north of EF3, meaning strong and violent twisters.

You can be on the lookout for a fall severe weather awareness week at the end of this month. Culin said that’ll likely include a state-wide tornado drill.

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