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Benton County, MS

Special Weather Statement issued for Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Pontotoc, Union by NWS
 9 days ago

Cover picture for the articleEffective: 2021-06-11 04:09:00 CDT Expires: 2021-06-11 17:45:00 CDT Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed Target Area: Benton; Lafayette; Marshall; Pontotoc; Union A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED UNTIL 545 PM CDT FOR Northeastern Lafayette County in northwestern Mississippi Northwestern Pontotoc County in northeastern Mississippi Southeastern Marshall County in northwestern Mississippi Western Union County in northeastern Mississippi South central Benton County in northeastern Mississippi At 518 PM CDT...a strong thunderstorm producing pea size hail or larger and winds at least 40 mph was located near Bethlehem, or 13 miles southeast of Wall Doxey State Park, moving south at 20 mph. Very heavy rain along with continuous cloud to ground lightning are also possible with this thunderstorm. People in northeastern Lafayette...northwestern Pontotoc southeastern Marshall...western Union and south central Benton Counties should monitor this storm closely.