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Statement as of 9:55 PM CDT on March 26, 2017

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on March 27, 2017


... Updated NWS damage survey for March 24, 2017 tornado event...

.Overview... A line of of severe thunderstorms developed in East
Texas during the late afternoon and early evening... and moved into
northern Louisiana. Several sections of this line bowed
out... causing straight line wind damage. Several embedded
tornadoes also developed within this line of thunderstorms. This
is an update to the Harrison County tornado to no include a survey
summary.

.Tornado #1 in Harrison County near Marshall...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 105-115 mph
path length /statute/: 3 miles
path width /maximum/: 225 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 831 PM CDT
start location: 7 WSW of Marshall, TX
start lat/lon: 32.4825/ -94.4499

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 836 PM CDT
end location: 4 WSW of Marshall, TX
end_lat/lon: 32.5102 / -94.4169

Survey_summary: an EF2 tornado touched down just south of
Interstate 20 about 7 miles southwest of Marshall, Texas, and
proceeded northeast across the Interstate into rural parts of
Harrison County. The tornado snapped and uprooted numerous
Hardwood and softwood trees, pushed metal carports over, ripped
roofing material off of a couple homes, and completely destroyed
a metal outbuilding.

.Tornado #2 in De Soto Parish in the Grapevine estate...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-100 mph
path length /statute/: 2.09 miles
path width /maximum/: 220 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1005 PM CDT
start location: 8 SSE of Stanley, la over Toledo Bend Reservoir
start lat/lon: 31.8531 / -93.8726

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1015 PM CDT
end location: 7 SSE of Stanley, la
end_lat/lon: 31.8776 / -93.8531

Survey_summary: a water spout over Toledo Bend Lake moved
inland at the Grapevine estates as an EF1 tornado. Three boats
were lifted out of the water, with two being deposited between
250 and 300 yards north of the lake and one on the back porch
of a house. Three homes sustained minor siding or roof damage.
One home lost it back porch roof, and another lost a carport
structure. Several Pine trees were snapped along Grapevine Road,
making access to the neighborhood difficult. The exact start Point
of this tornado is uncertain as it began over Toledo Bend Reservoir.

.Tornado #3 De Soto Parish near Mansfield...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-100 mph
path length /statute/: 1.46 miles
path width /maximum/: 110 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1035 PM CDT
start location: 1 ESE of Mansfield, la
start lat/lon: 32.0248 / -93.6846

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1038 PM CDT
end location: 2 E of Mansfield, la
end_lat/lon: 32.0330 / -93.6616

Survey_summary: an EF1 tornado touched down along Pine street,
and then moved to the northeast along binning Road. The primary
damage was snapped Pine trees. However, two homes had trees
fall on them, and four out buildings were damaged or destroyed
by falling trees.

.Tornado #4 Natchitoches Parish near Hagewood...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105-115 mph
path length /statute/: 9.03 miles
path width /maximum/: 1.4 miles
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1100 PM CDT
start location: 4 NNW of Provencal
start lat/lon: 31.7063 / -93.2166

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1109 PM CDT
end location: 4 NNW of Natchitoches
end lat/lon: 31.8027 / -93.1265

Survey_summary: an EF1 tornado touched down on the southwest
side of Hagewood, just west of Highway 117. Although the primary
damage was snapped trees, two businesses at the intersection of Highway
117 and Highway 6 sustained some damage. The first was a metal
warehouse that lost some siding. Across the street, a pool supply
business sustained some roof damage. There was also an I-beam
structure behind the pool business that had several I-beams
knocked down, including one that was blown over that had been
attached to the Concrete base. Several homes had minor roof
damage, including one that had a corner of the roof lift enough
for the ceiling to cave in. Several outbuildings were damaged or
destroyed.

.Tornado #5 Winn Parish near Wyatt...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95-105 mph
path length /statute/: 1.22 miles
path width /maximum/: 350 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1149 PM CDT
start location: 6 NW of Dodson
start lat/lon: 32.1278 / -92.7470

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1150 am CDT
end location: 6 SSW of Jonesboro
end lat/lon: 32.1435 / -92.7371

Survey_summary: an EF1 tornado touched down along Highway 505,
just west of Wyatt, snapping several trees. This tornadic damage
was sporadic and interspersed with straight line wind damage that
occurred along and north of Highway 505.

.Tornado #6 Jackson Parish near Weston...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100-110 mph
path length /statute/: 6.97 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1154 PM CDT
start location: 5 SSE of Jonesboro
start lat/lon: 32.1681 / -92.6882

End date: Mar 25 2017
end time: 1204 am CDT
end location: 6 E of Jonesboro
end lat/lon: 32.2416 / -92.6084

Survey_summary: an EF1 touched down along Highway 505 in
Jackson Parish, southwest of Weston. The primary damage was
snapped trees. However, one metal outbuilding was overturned.


.Thunderstorm wind # 1 in De Soto Parish...

Peak wind: 100 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Date: Mar 24 2017
time: 1056 PM CDT
location: 12 NE of Mansfield
lat/lon: 32.1531 / -93.5528


Survey summary: twelve empty Railroad cars were blown off the
track at the international paper plant. They also had two wooden
power poles snap at the base.

.Thunderstorm wind # 2 in Bienville Parish near Ringgold...

Peak wind: 95-105 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Date: Mar 24 2017
time: 1124 PM CDT
location: 1 W of Ringgold
lat/lon: 32.3278 / -93.3082

Survey summary: the Ringgold assembly of god church had its
roof lifted by straight line winds. As the roof came back down,
it crushed the unreinforced cinder block walls near the front of
the structure, which then partially collapsed. Portions of the
roof structure were found approximately 25 yards away from the
main building. Two-by-fours from the roof structure also pelted
the home across the street, with one two-by-four piercing The
Swimming Pool slide in the back yard. All debris was found
immediately down wind of the church. A home about a half mile
west of the church lost some shingles, and several trees were
uprooted.

.Thunderstorm wind #3 Winn Parish...

Peak wind: 85-95 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Date: Mar 24 2017
time: 1159 PM CDT
location: 4 ESE of Jonesboro
lat/lon: 32.2108 / -92.6455

Survey_summary: several trees were uprooted along and just north
of Highway 505, west of Wyatt. Trees were all laying towards the
northeast.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Palmer/Hughes


955 PM CDT sun Mar 26 2017

... Updated NWS damage survey for March 24, 2017 tornado event...

.Overview... A line of of severe thunderstorms developed in East
Texas during the late afternoon and early evening... and moved into
northern Louisiana. Several sections of this line bowed
out... causing straight line wind damage. Several embedded
tornadoes also developed within this line of thunderstorms. This
is an update to the Harrison County tornado to no include a survey
summary.

.Tornado #1 in Harrison County near Marshall...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 105-115 mph
path length /statute/: 3 miles
path width /maximum/: 225 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 831 PM CDT
start location: 7 WSW of Marshall, TX
start lat/lon: 32.4825/ -94.4499

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 836 PM CDT
end location: 4 WSW of Marshall, TX
end_lat/lon: 32.5102 / -94.4169

Survey_summary: an EF2 tornado touched down just south of
Interstate 20 about 7 miles southwest of Marshall, Texas, and
proceeded northeast across the Interstate into rural parts of
Harrison County. The tornado snapped and uprooted numerous
Hardwood and softwood trees, pushed metal carports over, ripped
roofing material off of a couple homes, and completely destroyed
a metal outbuilding.

.Tornado #2 in De Soto Parish in the Grapevine estate...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-100 mph
path length /statute/: 2.09 miles
path width /maximum/: 220 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1005 PM CDT
start location: 8 SSE of Stanley, la over Toledo Bend Reservoir
start lat/lon: 31.8531 / -93.8726

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1015 PM CDT
end location: 7 SSE of Stanley, la
end_lat/lon: 31.8776 / -93.8531

Survey_summary: a water spout over Toledo Bend Lake moved
inland at the Grapevine estates as an EF1 tornado. Three boats
were lifted out of the water, with two being deposited between
250 and 300 yards north of the lake and one on the back porch
of a house. Three homes sustained minor siding or roof damage.
One home lost it back porch roof, and another lost a carport
structure. Several Pine trees were snapped along Grapevine Road,
making access to the neighborhood difficult. The exact start Point
of this tornado is uncertain as it began over Toledo Bend Reservoir.

.Tornado #3 De Soto Parish near Mansfield...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-100 mph
path length /statute/: 1.46 miles
path width /maximum/: 110 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1035 PM CDT
start location: 1 ESE of Mansfield, la
start lat/lon: 32.0248 / -93.6846

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1038 PM CDT
end location: 2 E of Mansfield, la
end_lat/lon: 32.0330 / -93.6616

Survey_summary: an EF1 tornado touched down along Pine street,
and then moved to the northeast along binning Road. The primary
damage was snapped Pine trees. However, two homes had trees
fall on them, and four out buildings were damaged or destroyed
by falling trees.

.Tornado #4 Natchitoches Parish near Hagewood...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105-115 mph
path length /statute/: 9.03 miles
path width /maximum/: 1.4 miles
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1100 PM CDT
start location: 4 NNW of Provencal
start lat/lon: 31.7063 / -93.2166

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1109 PM CDT
end location: 4 NNW of Natchitoches
end lat/lon: 31.8027 / -93.1265

Survey_summary: an EF1 tornado touched down on the southwest
side of Hagewood, just west of Highway 117. Although the primary
damage was snapped trees, two businesses at the intersection of Highway
117 and Highway 6 sustained some damage. The first was a metal
warehouse that lost some siding. Across the street, a pool supply
business sustained some roof damage. There was also an I-beam
structure behind the pool business that had several I-beams
knocked down, including one that was blown over that had been
attached to the Concrete base. Several homes had minor roof
damage, including one that had a corner of the roof lift enough
for the ceiling to cave in. Several outbuildings were damaged or
destroyed.

.Tornado #5 Winn Parish near Wyatt...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95-105 mph
path length /statute/: 1.22 miles
path width /maximum/: 350 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1149 PM CDT
start location: 6 NW of Dodson
start lat/lon: 32.1278 / -92.7470

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1150 am CDT
end location: 6 SSW of Jonesboro
end lat/lon: 32.1435 / -92.7371

Survey_summary: an EF1 tornado touched down along Highway 505,
just west of Wyatt, snapping several trees. This tornadic damage
was sporadic and interspersed with straight line wind damage that
occurred along and north of Highway 505.

.Tornado #6 Jackson Parish near Weston...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100-110 mph
path length /statute/: 6.97 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1154 PM CDT
start location: 5 SSE of Jonesboro
start lat/lon: 32.1681 / -92.6882

End date: Mar 25 2017
end time: 1204 am CDT
end location: 6 E of Jonesboro
end lat/lon: 32.2416 / -92.6084

Survey_summary: an EF1 touched down along Highway 505 in
Jackson Parish, southwest of Weston. The primary damage was
snapped trees. However, one metal outbuilding was overturned.


.Thunderstorm wind # 1 in De Soto Parish...

Peak wind: 100 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Date: Mar 24 2017
time: 1056 PM CDT
location: 12 NE of Mansfield
lat/lon: 32.1531 / -93.5528


Survey summary: twelve empty Railroad cars were blown off the
track at the international paper plant. They also had two wooden
power poles snap at the base.

.Thunderstorm wind # 2 in Bienville Parish near Ringgold...

Peak wind: 95-105 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Date: Mar 24 2017
time: 1124 PM CDT
location: 1 W of Ringgold
lat/lon: 32.3278 / -93.3082

Survey summary: the Ringgold assembly of god church had its
roof lifted by straight line winds. As the roof came back down,
it crushed the unreinforced cinder block walls near the front of
the structure, which then partially collapsed. Portions of the
roof structure were found approximately 25 yards away from the
main building. Two-by-fours from the roof structure also pelted
the home across the street, with one two-by-four piercing The
Swimming Pool slide in the back yard. All debris was found
immediately down wind of the church. A home about a half mile
west of the church lost some shingles, and several trees were
uprooted.

.Thunderstorm wind #3 Winn Parish...

Peak wind: 85-95 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Date: Mar 24 2017
time: 1159 PM CDT
location: 4 ESE of Jonesboro
lat/lon: 32.2108 / -92.6455

Survey_summary: several trees were uprooted along and just north
of Highway 505, west of Wyatt. Trees were all laying towards the
northeast.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Palmer/Hughes

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