Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 0.77 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State LOUISIANA
County/Area RAPIDES
WFO LCH
Begin Date 12/25/2012 12:50:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth E
Begin Location ALEXANDRIA
Begin Lat/Lon 31.3/-92.45
End Date 12/25/2012 12:51:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth SW
End Location PINEVILLE
End Lat/Lon 31.31/-92.44
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A warm front lifted out of the Gulf of Mexico early Christmas morning with mostly small hail in storms along the boundary, however one storm did become severe. A strong cold front pushed out of Texas and across Louisiana during late Christmas morning into the afternoon with Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. Strong northwest winds behind the boundary created low tides along the coast.
Event Narrative A NWS storm survey confirmed an EF 2 tornado touched down in the city of Alexandria. The tornado produced a damage path near 1 mile long and 200 yards wide. The tornado began in a residential area between Polk and White Streets downing trees onto homes and removing some roofing material. It ripped roofs off some businesses including around the Washington Square Complex. The tornado moved across Interstate 49 and dissipated between Lee and Saint James Streets where several more homes and a church lost some roofing material.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 4.047M 0.00K
JENNINGS JEFFERSON DAVIS PAR. LA 12/25/2012 02:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUSON LAFAYETTE PAR. LA 12/25/2012 07:20 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
DE QUINCY CALCASIEU PAR. LA 12/25/2012 11:56 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SLAGLE VERNON PAR. LA 12/25/2012 12:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MERRYVILLE BEAUREGARD PAR. LA 12/25/2012 12:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
PITKIN VERNON PAR. LA 12/25/2012 12:43 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LEE HGTS RAPIDES PAR. LA 12/25/2012 12:45 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 2.000M 0.00K
ALEXANDRIA RAPIDES PAR. LA 12/25/2012 12:50 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
LEE HGTS RAPIDES PAR. LA 12/25/2012 12:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ALEXANDRIA RAPIDES PAR. LA 12/25/2012 12:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BILLEAUD LAFAYETTE PAR. LA 12/25/2012 13:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON BAYOU CAMERON PAR. LA 12/25/2012 13:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OPELOUSAS ST. LANDRY PAR. LA 12/25/2012 14:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT LAFAYETTE PAR. LA 12/25/2012 15:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
EAST CAMERON (ZONE) EAST CAMERON (ZONE) LA 12/26/2012 05:45 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST CAMERON (ZONE) WEST CAMERON (ZONE) LA 12/26/2012 05:45 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERMILION (ZONE) VERMILION (ZONE) LA 12/26/2012 07:00 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IBERIA (ZONE) IBERIA (ZONE) LA 12/26/2012 07:00 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST. MARY (ZONE) ST. MARY (ZONE) LA 12/26/2012 08:00 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERMILION (ZONE) VERMILION (ZONE) LA 12/29/2012 07:00 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IBERIA (ZONE) IBERIA (ZONE) LA 12/29/2012 07:00 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST CAMERON (ZONE) EAST CAMERON (ZONE) LA 12/29/2012 08:22 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST CAMERON (ZONE) WEST CAMERON (ZONE) LA 12/29/2012 08:22 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST. MARY (ZONE) ST. MARY (ZONE) LA 12/29/2012 13:45 CST-6 Astronomical Low Tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 4.047M 0.00K