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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 5.23 Miles
-- Width 1400 Yards
State LOUISIANA
County/Area CADDO
WFO SHV
Begin Date 05/16/2013 13:39:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth NNE
Begin Location GREENWOOD
Begin Lat/Lon 32.45/-93.96
End Date 05/16/2013 13:50:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth ENE
End Location METCALF
End Lat/Lon 32.41/-93.89
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 250.00K
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 north of I-20 in Greenwood near the Old Kelly Truck Stop. It crossed I-20 near the Highway 80 intersection on the east side of Greenwood.|The tornado uprooted and snapped trees as it moved southeast toward the old General Motors Plant. Several residential and mobile home communities had structural damage from fallen trees in the path. One injury occurred at the Blue Ridge Mobile Home Community near Buncome Road and Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.|The tornado lifted about 0.4 miles southeast of the intersection of Bert Kouns and Buncombe Road.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 1.190M 0.00K
GREENWOOD CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 13:39 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 1 250.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 13:55 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 13:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.20K 0.00K
REISOR CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
REISOR CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:00 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:02 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEITHVILLE CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:04 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEITHVILLE CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 91 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
KEITHVILLE CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STONEWALL DE SOTO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:06 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:07 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:08 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHREVEPORT CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:15 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEWELLA CADDO PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST PT RED RIVER PAR. LA 05/16/2013 14:54 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARTIN RED RIVER PAR. LA 05/16/2013 15:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLACK LAKE NATCHITOCHES PAR. LA 05/16/2013 15:45 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 1.190M 0.00K