Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 55 kts.
State LOUISIANA
County/Area WEST CARROLL
WFO JAN
Begin Date 08/02/2008 23:24:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location OAK GROVE
Begin Lat/Lon 32.87/-91.38
End Date 08/02/2008 23:35:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth E
End Location GOODWILL
End Lat/Lon 32.78/-91.56
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A rare and widespread significant wind event impacted the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area during the evening of Aug 2nd and lasted into the early morning hours of Aug 3rd. Several clusters of storms developed across Northern Mississippi and Northern Alabama during the late afternoon and became further organized as the clusters moved to the south and southwest. Between 8 and 9 pm, a bowing line of storms was located from Oxford to Starkville, growing larger by the minute, and picking up speed as wind gusts between 50 and 70 mph were taking shape.

A large bow echo quickly evolved and raced to the west-southwest, across Mississippi, through the evening at 50 to 60 mph. The line of storms produced widespread severe wind gusts around 60 mph with many locations seeing significant wind gusts between 75 and 80 mph. Tree and power line damage was widespread and significant along the line with the focus and most intense portion of the bow echo located within an axis from Louisville, MS to Jackson, MS to St. Joseph, LA.

Some of the most significant wind damage occurred across Winston, Neshoba, Leake and Scott counties. Here, thousands of trees were downed along with numerous power lines. Many roads were blocked by downed trees, especially across Scott County. Wind gusts across these areas likely peaked between 75 and 85 mph.

The bow echo was re-energized across Madison and Hinds Counties as the line clashed with pre-line storms. The most intense portion of the bow echo was re-focused as it impacted portions of southern Madison and Hinds County. The most intense portion of the line then dove southwest and impacted Copiah, Claiborne, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams Counties. As the line crossed the Mississippi River, the parishes of Tensas and Concordia saw the brunt of the damaging winds. Similar to areas across Central Mississippi, these locations received significant winds between 75 and 85 mph. Thousands of trees and numerous power lines were downed from the winds. Power outages were substantial as many locations were without power for 2 to 4 days.

Looking at this event in a historic perspective, it was likely the most significant and widespread wind event ever in August for our forecast area.
Event Narrative Several trees were blown down across the central portion of the parish.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.382M 350.00K
BONITA MOREHOUSE PAR. LA 08/02/2008 15:47 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARCHIE CATAHOULA PAR. LA 08/02/2008 17:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LAKE PROVIDENCE ARPT EAST CARROLL PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 50.00K
TALLULAH MADISON PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 100.00K
NEWELLTON ARPT TENSAS PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 100.00K
PIONEER WEST CARROLL PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
OAK GROVE WEST CARROLL PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAVERLY MADISON PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ST JOSEPH TENSAS PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 100.00K
DELHI RICHLAND PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
CROWVILLE FRANKLIN PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
MER ROUGE BACON ARPT MOREHOUSE PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ALTO RICHLAND PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SPOKANE CONCORDIA PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
WINNSBORO FRANKLIN PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ARCHIBALD RICHLAND PAR. LA 08/02/2008 23:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRISONBURG CATAHOULA PAR. LA 08/03/2008 00:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ENTERPRISE CATAHOULA PAR. LA 08/03/2008 00:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
LISMORE CONCORDIA PAR. LA 08/03/2008 00:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 55.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.382M 350.00K