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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 0.42 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State TEXAS
County/Area HARRISON
WFO SHV
Begin Date 05/16/2013 13:34:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SE
Begin Location WASKOM
Begin Lat/Lon 32.46/-94.06
End Date 05/16/2013 13:36:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth WSW
End Location LORRAINE
End Lat/Lon 32.46/-94.05
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level low pressure system was moving slowly through Eastern Oklahoma into Western Arkansas during the afternoon hours of May 16th. A lone supercell thunderstorm across North Central Texas developed during the late morning hours of May 16th. This storm developed in a strongly sheared environment which allowed the storm to sustain itself. The storm moved south and east towards a strong instability axis which was oriented across Northeast Texas into Northwest Louisiana. With strong heating, strong instability developed and the supercell thunderstorm intensified as it moved south and east. The storm produced several tornado tracks, some of which occurred in Harrison County Texas and other into Southwest Caddo Parish and Northern Desoto Parish. The storm was a prolific hail and wind producer as well with wind gusts near 100 mph south of Shreveport, Louisiana with large fields of hail which turned numerous acres of land completely white.
Event Narrative This tornado touched down just south of I-20 on the southern end of Waskom just west of Magnolia Road. The tornado caused minor damage to metal buildings and equipment at Red Diamond Oilfield Services. The tornado then tracked south southeast uprooting and snapping trees along its path and causing damage to a few residential homes. The tornado lifted about 0.5 miles south of I-20 and 0.25 miles east of Magnolia Road.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 150.00K 0.00K
JONESVILLE HARRISON CO. TX 05/16/2013 13:20 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 1 100.00K 0.00K
WASKOM HARRISON CO. TX 05/16/2013 13:34 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 150.00K 0.00K