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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State LOUISIANA
County/Area WEST CARROLL
WFO JAN
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-10-16 16:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N BEAR SKIN
Begin Lat/Lon 32.68/-91.58
End Date 2006-10-17 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 0N EPPS
End Lat/Lon 32.6/-91.48
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 4.00M
Crop Damage 400.00K
Episode Narrative A significant heavy rain and flash flooding event occurred on October 16 and into the first part of October 17. The event was set up by an anomalous pool of tropical type moisture (300% of normal) over the western Gulf of Mexico which was then pulled northward by strong low level winds in advance of a westward moving upper level disturbance. There were several other factors in play which contributed to the large amounts of rain, such as a northward moving warm front and a building upper ridge over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The warm front helped lift the air while the building upper ridge served to weaken the westward moving upper disturbance. This then caused the progression of the heavy convective rains to slow and dump tremendous amounts of rain from southeast Texas to north and central Louisiana and then into west-central Mississippi. By late evening, dry mid level air began pushing east from Texas and allowed the heavy rain shield to move and exit the region by early Tuesday morning. Heavy rains were not the only weather type during this event, a couple of tornadoes occurred along with scattered reports of wind damage. What makes this event rare is that such a large area received 6 to 10 inches of rain and an even larger area received 4 to 6 inches. Embedded in that swath, a few locations in northern and central Louisiana received a whopping 12 to 17 inches! During this time of year, these kinds of rains usually occur from slow moving tropical cyclones, not from a warm front and westward moving upper disturbance. The result of all this rain was numerous reports of flash flooding, some even significant, across northeast Louisiana and west-central Mississippi. This event will go down in the record books for the amount of real estate covered by heavy rainfall and the several locations that measured extreme amounts.
Event Narrative Very heavy rain fell across West Carroll Parish, especially the southern half near Epps, during the afternoon and evening of October 16th. Five to ten inches of rain fell during this time causing flash flooding across the parish. Several homes were flooded along with many roads across the 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 27.154M 2.100M
STAMPLEY MOREHOUSE PAR. LA 10/16/2006 12:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 130.00K 0.00K
NEW LIGHT RICHLAND PAR. LA 10/16/2006 14:03 CST-6 Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARCHIBALD RICHLAND PAR. LA 10/16/2006 14:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.000M 200.00K
LIDDIEVILLE FRANKLIN PAR. LA 10/16/2006 14:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.000M 400.00K
LAKE PROVIDENCE EAST CARROLL PAR. LA 10/16/2006 14:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 13.00K 0.00K
ARCHIBALD RICHLAND PAR. LA 10/16/2006 14:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 11.00K 0.00K
BEAR SKIN WEST CARROLL PAR. LA 10/16/2006 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 4.000M 400.00K
OAK RIDGE MOREHOUSE PAR. LA 10/16/2006 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 400.00K
LAKE PROVIDENCE EAST CARROLL PAR. LA 10/16/2006 16:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAVERLY MADISON PAR. LA 10/16/2006 18:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 700.00K
QUIMBY MADISON PAR. LA 10/16/2006 19:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERRIDAY CONCORDIA PAR. LA 10/16/2006 19:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 27.154M 2.100M