UPDATE: This video was also shot by TornadoVideos.net of the Jackson Tornado:
A damaging tornado passed through western Jackson, Mississippi and the town of Clinton around 12 PM Eastern time today, sparking many National Weather Service spotter reports:
AccuWeather.com meteorologist Mike Smith's Meteorological Musings blog provided the radar image below showing debris being lofted into the atmosphere by the twister:
A photo of children gaping at the tornado from their school window (not good) was published on Ow.ly via a video capture of WLBT's live feed, and an amateur videographer caught this video of the twister:
Several people were reported injured by the tornado. After being spotted from the Hawkins Field airport, the tornado likely became a waterspout briefly while being reported over the Ross R. Barnett Reservoir by an airport control tower near Madison, MS, still showing a strong rotational signature (velocity radar shown below).
Where are the dangerous storms moving later today and tonight? Read our AccuWeather.com news story on the severe weather forecast.
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