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Event Details

Event Cold/Wind Chill
State LOUISIANA
County/Area TENSAS
WFO JAN
Begin Date 01/01/2010 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 01/14/2010 23:50:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 200.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A prolonged cold snap, caused by a couple of strong arctic air masses, affected the ArkLaMiss region during the first two weeks of January. This resulted in some record temperatures across the region. Daily highs during that period were in the 20s, 30s and 40s with lows in the teens and 20s. The first ten days of 2010 were the coldest first ten days of any year on record with an average temperature of around 29 degrees, which is around 14 to 16 degrees below normal. This outbreak will not be remembered for any bitterly cold temperatures, it will be remembered for the prolonged period of cold conditions and spans of time below freezing. Due to the duration of the cold, a great deal of damage occurred to the water line infrastructure around the region. The issues from the hard freeze were as follows: water line breaks, and frozen water pipes to homes, especially rural homes; wells freezing up; and water valves being stuck. Due to all the water line breaks, flooding of buildings and homes occurred. By far, the hardest hit area due to broken water lines and overall impact, was the Jackson Metro. The city had to be shut down for 3 to 5 days due to no water pressure. Substantial economic losses occurred due to the downtime of municipalities across the Metro. Other large cities across the forecast area were also substantially impacted by busted water lines and little to no water pressure. This event also caused 3 fatalities due to hypothermia. One occurred in Hinds County and two in Lauderdale County. The overall monetary losses from this prolonged cold event is a best guess. The economic losses due to downtime for municipalities were not know and not included.
Event Narrative There were reports of frozen water valves at many residential homes around the parish.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.800M 0.00K
MOREHOUSE (ZONE) MOREHOUSE (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
WEST CARROLL (ZONE) WEST CARROLL (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
TENSAS (ZONE) TENSAS (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
EAST CARROLL (ZONE) EAST CARROLL (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
CONCORDIA (ZONE) CONCORDIA (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
CATAHOULA (ZONE) CATAHOULA (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) LA 01/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.800M 0.00K