Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 3 Miles
-- Width 400 Yards
State LOUISIANA
County/Area CATAHOULA
WFO JAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-24 19:19:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4ENE JONESVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 31.64/-91.77
End Date 2007-02-24 19:24:00.0 CST-6
End Location 7ENE JONESVILLE
End Lat/Lon 31.66/-91.72
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 150.00K
Episode Narrative The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
Event Narrative After crossing the Tensas River back into Catahoula Parish, this tornado continued across wooded and open farm land. Most of this track was not accessible by vehicle. However, the tornado intensified as it downed or snapped numerous trees. The tornado continued to track east northeast and crossed the Tensas River back into Concordia Parish.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.300M 450.00K
BASTROP MOREHOUSE PAR. LA 02/24/2007 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
BASTROP MOREHOUSE PAR. LA 02/24/2007 17:38 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAK GROVE WEST CARROLL PAR. LA 02/24/2007 17:52 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOODWILL WEST CARROLL PAR. LA 02/24/2007 17:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ALTO RICHLAND PAR. LA 02/24/2007 17:58 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAYVILLE RICHLAND PAR. LA 02/24/2007 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
RAYVILLE RICHLAND PAR. LA 02/24/2007 18:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EPPS WEST CARROLL PAR. LA 02/24/2007 18:10 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE PROVIDENCE EAST CARROLL PAR. LA 02/24/2007 18:28 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONESVILLE CATAHOULA PAR. LA 02/24/2007 19:07 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
JONESVILLE CATAHOULA PAR. LA 02/24/2007 19:13 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
WILDSVILLE CONCORDIA PAR. LA 02/24/2007 19:14 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
JONESVILLE CATAHOULA PAR. LA 02/24/2007 19:19 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 150.00K
QUIMBY MADISON PAR. LA 02/24/2007 19:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNBARTON CONCORDIA PAR. LA 02/24/2007 19:24 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 300.00K 300.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.300M 450.00K