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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 78 kts.
State LOUISIANA
County/Area TENSAS
WFO JAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-03-25 22:10:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0NE ST JOSEPH
Begin Lat/Lon 31.92/-91.24
End Date 2009-03-25 22:15:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3ENE ST JOSEPH
End Lat/Lon 31.94/-91.2
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 300.00K
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 A swath of intense straight line winds, between 80 and 90 mph, occurred across the northern portion of town, across Highway 605, and to the Mississippi River. Several structures were damaged with minor to major roof damage. An open tractor shed had the roof torn off along with another shed. A string of 12 power lines were down with around 12 poles leaning over. One pole was snapped at the crossbow. Most of this area was open, but several trees were snapped and uprooted near the levee.


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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