The above image is a closeup of storm reports from the Jackson, MS area from yesterday. Text boxes with details of significant tornado damage have also be pinned to the image where appropriate.
In the immediate Jackson area, widespread damage took place generally along a swath from the Clinton area, Northeastward across mainly western and northern Jackson to near Ridgeland. The map below is an approximation of the track of the tornado, based on the NWS survey and radar data:
The survey has determined that the tornado touched down near Airport Rd. about 4 miles SW of Clinton at 10:51 a.m., and lifted near the intersection of S. Pear Orchard and Old Canton Rd. in southeast Ridgeland at approximately 11:17 a.m. This path length was 17 miles. The widest point is about 3/10 of one mile. Based on damage in a neighborhood in Clinton, to the Southwest of Highway 80 and just South of Clinton Blvd, a low end EF-3 intensity has been assigned (as noted by black arrow on the above map). Most of the remainder of the damage was EF-1 to EF-2 intensity.
First series of damage photos below are from the Clinton area:
A Clinton area resident captured this image of the tornado as it moved into town:
Someone else in the same parking lot (reportedly outside the Mazzio's Pizza) shot this video of the tornado. Note the electric transformer flashes that begin at about 22 seconds into the video:
And here is another view from an unknown location in Clinton:
This next set of damage images comes from Northern portions of the City of Jackson:
Below is a video showing the tornado as it moved across Northern portions of the City of Jackson (I suggest turning the audio down - it adds nothing to what you are seeing):
Below are radar images from the Jackson, MS radar as the storm progressed through the area. The left half of each image is the radar in reflectivity mode (i.e., rain, hail, etc.), while the right half of the image is the radar in velocity (wind motion) mode. Times are noted below each image (click to enlarge):
15:39 GMT (10:39 AM CDT)
15:52 GMT (10:52 AM CDT)
15:57 GMT (10:57 AM CDT)
16:02 GMT (11:02 AM CDT)
16:06 GMT (11:06 AM CDT)
16:11 GMT (11:11 AM CDT)
16:15 GMT (11:15 AM CDT)
16:20 GMT (11:20 AM CDT)
16:25 GMT (11:25 AM CDT)
Remember, when examining the velocity data, greens show winds blowing toward the radar site, while reds show winds blowing away from the radar site. The radar site is located toward the right hand side of the image, where the "KDGX" is shown in light blue.