Situated in the Southern part of the United States is the state of Mississippi. The Mississippi river flows along the western boundary of the state and indeed the name of the state is derived from the river. Neighboring Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas and Gulf of Mexico, the state of Mississippi is composed almost entirely of lowlands and having numerous rivers running along the state, namely the Big Black River, the Pearl River, the Pascaqoula River, the Yazoo River as well as the Tombiqbee River.
Mississippi has long summer and short, mild winter, typical humid subtropical climate. There are not much temperature difference across the state in summer but in winter. Late summer and autumn are the seasons that the state would be impacted by hurricanes and tornadoes.