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Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 44 kts.
State LOUISIANA
County/Area CATAHOULA
WFO JAN
Begin Date 03/18/2008 13:00:00 CST-6
End Date 03/18/2008 13:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative During the afternoon of March 18th, a strong area of low pressure developed across east Texas and lifted northeast into Arkansas. This deepening surface low increased the pressure gradient across the region and provided sustained winds between 30 and 35 mph with some gusts between 40 and 50 mph. These gradient winds caused sporadic damage across the parishes of northeast Louisiana and portions of central and southwest Mississippi. Scattered trees were blown down, some on power lines, which caused power outages. A couple trees fell on homes and two on vehicles which caused 2 injuries.

During the overnight and early morning hours of March 19th, the strong surface low and upper level disturbance helped push a cold front through the area. A line of thunderstorms developed along the front and brought scattered wind damage to portions of central and southern Mississippi.
Event Narrative Strong gradient winds downed several trees and 3 power lines.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 54.00K 0.20K
CATAHOULA (ZONE) CATAHOULA (ZONE) LA 03/18/2008 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 44 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) LA 03/18/2008 15:09 CST-6 Strong Wind 38 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.20K
MOREHOUSE (ZONE) MOREHOUSE (ZONE) LA 03/18/2008 17:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 0 1 4.00K 0.00K
FROGMORE CONCORDIA PAR. LA 03/19/2008 00:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 54.00K 0.20K