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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 65 kts.
State LOUISIANA
County/Area TENSAS
WFO JAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-03-25 22:07:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1SW ST JOSEPH
Begin Lat/Lon 31.91/-91.26
End Date 2009-03-25 22:11:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2E ST JOSEPH
End Lat/Lon 31.92/-91.22
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 75.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
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.


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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 0 375.00K 0.00K
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
Totals: 0 0 375.00K 0.00K