The National Weather Service is conducting a storm damage survey in central Mississippi on Saturday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson, Mississippi will continue to investigate tornado damage in the Magnolia State. strong storms passed through the region.

NWS Jackson says they will have three storm surveys on Saturday for Rolling Fork, Silver City, Tchula, Winona and nearby areas in central Mississippi.

These studies are related to a severe thunderstorm that struck the area on March 24, 2023, killing at least 23 people and injuring dozens more.

The final evaluation, including the results of the polls, is expected to be completed by Saturday evening.

A research team’s goal is to collect data to reconstruct the life cycle of a tornado, including where it occurs, when and where it first makes landfall and takes off (path length), its width, and its magnitude (wind speed).

It should also be noted that survey teams are sometimes tasked with determining whether the damage was caused by straight winds or a tornado.

In relation to the research of tornado damage, it is one of the most difficult tasks assign a rating to the whirlwind

Stay tuned for updates as the NWS releases its findings.

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