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Event Ice Storm
State LOUISIANA
County/Area VERNON
WFO LCH
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-03 08:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-02-04 10:00:00.0 CST-6
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 A strengthening upper level low over western Texas began to push east-northeast across southwest Louisiana from the morning of February 3 into February 4. At the surface, temperatures were generally above freezing, but dewpoints were well below freezing. This allowed for a mix of freezing rain and sleet to develop across south central Louisiana during the early morning hours on February 3. A mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow then spread across the remainder during the late morning hours of February 3rd, with a changeover to all freezing rain by the afternoon. Freezing rain then continued into the morning of February 4th before ending.
Most of central Louisiana along and north of U.S. Highway 190 received over one quarter of an inch of ice accumulation, with some areas seeing up to one half inch of ice. This resulted in widespread power outages to tens of thousands of customers, especially across Rapides, Evangeline, and St. Landry Parishes. Scattered trees, tree limbs, and power lines were snapped due to the weight of the ice. Dozens of car accidents were reported, with major roadways such as Interstate 49 in Alexandria closed due to ice accumulation.
Further to the south, areas of southern Louisiana received from around one tenth to nearly one quarter of an inch of ice accumulation. Scattered power outages occurred, with the most across Acadia Parish. Dozens of car accidents were reported around Lake Charles, Lafayette, and Franklin, with several major roadways such as Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 90 being closed.
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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
IBERIA (ZONE) IBERIA (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 01:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ST. MARY (ZONE) ST. MARY (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 01:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LOWER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) LOWER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 01:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
VERMILION (ZONE) VERMILION (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
UPPER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) UPPER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CALCASIEU (ZONE) CALCASIEU (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ACADIA (ZONE) ACADIA (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ST. LANDRY (ZONE) ST. LANDRY (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
EVANGELINE (ZONE) EVANGELINE (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ALLEN (ZONE) ALLEN (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
VERNON (ZONE) VERNON (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BEAUREGARD (ZONE) BEAUREGARD (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
AVOYELLES (ZONE) AVOYELLES (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
RAPIDES (ZONE) RAPIDES (ZONE) LA 02/03/2011 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.765M 0.00K