Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||03/25/2009 22:07:00 CST-6|
|Begin Location||ST JOSEPH|
|End Date||03/25/2009 22:11:00 CST-6|
|End Location||ST JOSEPH|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||A round of severe thunderstorms, containing tornadoes and damaging straight line winds, occurred Wednesday night, March 25, into early Thursday morning, March 26. These storms developed as a strong upper level disturbance encountered an unstable environment over the lower Mississippi Valley. A squall line of showers and thunderstorms pushed rapidly eastward across the area. One supercell storm formed ahead of the main line and produced a strong tornado which hit the town of Magee.
Eight tornadoes were confirmed from this event. Of the 8 tornadoes, 1 was rated EF3, 1 was rated EF2, 4 were rated EF1, and 2 were rated EF0. Numerous other locations experienced damaging straight line winds in excess of 60-70 mph. The worst damage occurred from a tornado which laid a 17.5 mile long track across Simpson and Smith counties. This storm was rated as EF3 with estimated 150 mph maximum winds near Magee. A second strong tornado, rated EF2 with 125 mph winds, effected Jones County near Soso.
|Event Narrative||On the south side of Town, a swath of 70 to 75 mph winds uprooted and damaged several trees. A few of these trees were down on homes. The wind also damaged a few roofs as tin was pealed off. Much stronger and more damaging winds occurred on the north side of town.|
All events for this episode:
|ALTO||RICHLAND PAR.||LA||03/25/2009||21:00||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||50 kts. EG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|TALLULAH||MADISON PAR.||LA||03/25/2009||21:44||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||55 kts. EG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|ST JOSEPH||TENSAS PAR.||LA||03/25/2009||22:07||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||65 kts. EG||0||0||75.00K||0.00K|
|ST JOSEPH||TENSAS PAR.||LA||03/25/2009||22:10||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||78 kts. EG||0||0||300.00K||0.00K|