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Event Heavy Snow
State LOUISIANA
County/Area CATAHOULA
WFO JAN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-02-11 21:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-02-12 09:00:00.0 CST-6
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 Heavy snow affected a large portion of the region, especially locations across central and southern Mississippi, on Thursday night and Friday, February 11th and 12th. The heavy snow was a result of a low pressure system that tracked eastward across the northern Gulf of Mexico, and a vigorous upper level disturbance that moved across the region while a cold air mass was in place. Light precipitation overspread the region late Thursday afternoon into the evening before becoming heavy Thursday night into early Friday morning. The snow tapered off from west to east during the midday hours Friday.
Northern portions of the area, including the Highway 82 corridor, received generally 1 inch or less of snow accumulation. Areas across central and southern parts of the forecast area received the greatest snowfall, with totals ranging mainly between 4 and 6 inches with locally higher amounts. Due to the heavy wet nature of the snow, many large branches and some trees took down power lines across the region. Generally, once 3 inches of snow accumulation was met, damage began to occur. Power outages were common after the event and widespread.
At the National Weather Service office, a total of 4.7 inches of snow fell during the event. This is the 2nd largest February snowfall event and the 10th overall largest snowfall event on record. This heavy snow event was not just a local event. Heavy snow spanned a large portion of the South with a substantial swath of 3 to 6 inches which fell from north-central Texas through north and central Louisiana, central and southern Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
Event Narrative Five to six inches of snow was reported across Catahoula Parish. Power was out in rural parts of the parish. Several trees were down across rural roadways due to the weight of the snow.


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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 1.765M 0.00K
TENSAS (ZONE) TENSAS (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
MOREHOUSE (ZONE) MOREHOUSE (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
EAST CARROLL (ZONE) EAST CARROLL (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
CONCORDIA (ZONE) CONCORDIA (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
CATAHOULA (ZONE) CATAHOULA (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
WEST CARROLL (ZONE) WEST CARROLL (ZONE) LA 02/11/2010 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.765M 0.00K