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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 65 kts.
State LOUISIANA
County/Area TENSAS
WFO JAN
Begin Date 05/03/2009 08:35:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location WATERPROOF
Begin Lat/Lon 31.8/-91.4
End Date 05/03/2009 08:50:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth E
End Location ST JOSEPH
End Lat/Lon 31.92/-91.24
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Early on the 3rd, clusters of severe storms evolved into a line which produced scattered wind damage as it pushed east along and just north of I-20. An outflow boundary pushed out of this line and provided the focus for the second powerful and significant severe event.

Between 8 am and 1 pm, a Derecho evolved and raced east across the southern half of the forecast area at 60 to 70 mph. A Derecho is defined as a ling lived windstorm, usually a large bow echo, which has a width of 40 to 250 miles and covers a long distance, typically one to three states. This large bowing squall line brought intense straight line winds and widespread damage across its swath. Some of the wind speeds within this Derecho ranged between 80 and 95 mph. There were numerous reports of trees down as well as downed power lines, which caused widespread power outages in many locations. Many structures were damaged by either fallen trees or just the wind itself. Scattered reports of hail and a few tornadoes also occurred. One fatality occurred in Jones County as a tree fell through a woman���s mobile home.
Event Narrative Downed trees were spotted near Waterproof. Several trees had blown down and the tin was blown off the roof of a business around St Joseph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 120.00K 3.00K
AIMWELL CATAHOULA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 07:33 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LELAND CATAHOULA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 07:51 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
WISNER FRANKLIN PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 3.00K
MANIFEST CATAHOULA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
ARCHIE CATAHOULA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MORA CONCORDIA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 13.00K 0.00K
CONCORDIA JCT CONCORDIA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WATERPROOF TENSAS PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ST JOSEPH TENSAS PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 120.00K 3.00K