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The chance of earthquake damage in Chase is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Chase is higher than Louisiana average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #568

Chase, LA
0.00
Louisiana
0.03
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Chase, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #130

Chase, LA
263.46
Louisiana
235.86
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,889 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Chase, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:224Hail:991Heat:9Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:1,585Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:4
Other:35 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Chase, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Chase, LA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Chase, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 109 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Chase, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.71975-04-30232°00'N / 91°54'W32°18'N / 91°30'W31.30 Miles77 Yards0325K0Franklin
5.21982-12-27232°04'N / 91°37'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Franklin
6.11983-05-19231°59'N / 91°49'W32°03'N / 91°40'W8.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Franklin
8.11986-04-12231°59'N / 91°44'W31°59'N / 91°44'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Franklin
10.31972-11-13231°57'N / 91°40'W31°58'N / 91°36'W4.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Franklin
12.32000-11-08231°56'N / 91°36'W31°59'N / 91°32'W5.00 Miles500 Yards005K0Franklin
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Catahoula Parish and blew down numerous trees in a rural area of extreme southeastern Franklin Parish. The tornado then moved into west central Tensas Parish.
13.11974-06-07232°15'N / 91°34'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
14.31953-03-22232°09'N / 92°09'W32°27'N / 91°09'W61.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
14.71983-04-01332°13'N / 91°45'W32°24'N / 91°35'W14.00 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Franklin
15.82000-11-08231°51'N / 91°40'W31°54'N / 91°36'W4.00 Miles500 Yards0015K0Catahoula
 Brief Description: The garage of a house was significantly damaged. A shed and a trampoline were blown off of the property. The tornado exited Catahoula Parish and went into Franklin Parish.
15.82000-11-08231°57'N / 91°32'W32°06'N / 91°21'W16.00 Miles600 Yards00150K0Tensas
 Brief Description: This tornado moved out of extreme southeastern Franklin Parish into west central Tensas Parish. The tornado completely destroyed a mobile home. Four houses were heavily damaged, including a brick home. Several people in the brick home received minor injuries. Several deer camps were heavily damaged or destroyed. Several farm buildings sustained damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path of the storm. This tornado, which had tracked a total of 25 miles across portions of Catahoula, Franklin, and Tensas Parishes, dissipated in Tensas Parish about five miles east of Newlight.
16.61999-01-21332°02'N / 91°30'W32°13'N / 91°20'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0Tensas
 Brief Description: A combined fifty house trailers and houses were completely destroyed by this tornado. Hundreds of trees were either downed or snapped off. A metal fishing boat was wrapped around a tree. Many cotton hoppers were flipped over several times. Vehicles were thrown 250 to 300 feet, one of which was left suspended in a tree.
17.71983-05-19332°11'N / 91°59'W2.00 Miles250 Yards06250K0Caldwell
18.01971-05-07232°15'N / 91°27'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0225K0Madison
18.61995-03-07232°04'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0000Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a grocery store along Louisiana Highway 4 and damaged a house roof directly across the highway from the store. Path length and width estimated.
20.01974-06-07231°48'N / 91°50'W31°50'N / 91°44'W6.50 Miles40 Yards0025K0Catahoula
20.11973-01-18332°17'N / 92°02'W32°24'N / 91°44'W19.30 Miles73 Yards0025K0Richland
20.31983-04-01332°07'N / 92°06'W32°10'N / 91°59'W6.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
20.41992-11-21331°49'N / 91°36'W31°51'N / 91°29'W2.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Catahoula
20.41992-11-21331°51'N / 91°29'W32°13'N / 91°14'W26.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Tensas
20.91995-03-07232°10'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0100Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed four houses and damaged seventeen others. Trees and power lines downed in several places. A women suffered a broken hip and arm. Also numerous trees and power lines were downed and schools were closed in Newellton for the day due to no electricity. Tornado path length and width estimated.
22.41983-04-01231°47'N / 91°30'W31°53'N / 91°27'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Tensas
22.71983-05-18232°03'N / 92°05'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Caldwell
24.11975-04-30232°18'N / 91°30'W32°25'N / 91°21'W12.00 Miles77 Yards0225K0Madison
24.82004-11-23231°56'N / 92°12'W32°02'N / 92°00'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00800K0Caldwell
 Brief Description: THIS TORNADO EXITED LA SALLE PARISH AND ENTERED THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CALDWELL PARISH JUST SOUTHWEST OF SPAULDING. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN OVER AND SNAPPED OFF AT THE PARISH LINE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F1 AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST TO THE COMMUNITY OF SPAULDING WHERE A FEW HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE. THREE MILES NORTHEAST OF SPAULDING...HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF IN A RAVINE. THE TORNADO TRACKED FOUR MILES ALONG ROUTE 849 TO PARISH ROAD 730 WHERE TWO MOBILE HOMES WERE BLOWN 125 TO 150 YARDS AND DEMOLISHED. IN THE TOWN OF HOLUM...SEVERAL HOMES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED WHERE THE ROOF SEPARATED FROM THE HOME. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F2 AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST TO NEAR COPENHAGEN WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF AND SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F1 AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND CROSS THE OUACHITA RIVER. ONE HOME SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE THERE.
25.21990-12-21331°48'N / 91°30'W31°59'N / 91°11'W18.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Tensas
25.32005-09-24331°42'N / 91°31'W31°53'N / 91°24'W11.00 Miles100 Yards021.0M100KTensas
 Brief Description: This tornado first touched down in Clayton and tracked to the northeast for 14 miles to 6 miles north of Waterproof. The tornado was on the ground for 3 miles in Concordia parish before it moved into Tensas parish. The damage in Clayton and just to the northeast was confined to a few trees uprooted and snapped with one tree landing on a mobile home causing 1 injury. The tornado became more intense as it moved across southern Tensas parish. The tornado tracked nearly 6 miles across swamp land before it slammed into a small church on Highway 566. The church was totally destroyed as it was blown off its pillars and deposited in a tree and across the Highway. After traveling across more fields for 2 miles the tornado hit the "Thunderbird House". Here the tornado was at its peak intensity and caused the most significant damage. All the trees on the property were uprooted and mangled, a john boat was wrapped in a tree like tin foil and the large barn in the back yard was totally destroyed. The large house had its second story torn off and deposited 1/4 to 1/2 a mile down the path. This house was around 100 years old, between 5000-6000 sq ft and firmly built. The tornado picked the house up and moved it 4 feet and tore off 2 of the side walls. Additionally, both vehicles in the driveway were moved some 10-15 feet and heavily damaged by debris. The tornado continued to the northeast were it destroyed another home blowing off the roof and all the exterior walls. At this location, a car was picked up and flipped over onto a pile of downed trees. A house on the edge of the path had widows blown out and part of the roof blown off. This tornado had a total path length of 14 miles across Concordia and Tensas parishes. Overall the tornado was not very wide but it was very intense. Fortunately, the tornado moved across a sparsely populated and rural area keeping significant damage to a minimum.
25.41992-11-21231°50'N / 91°25'W31°59'N / 91°14'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
25.81983-05-18332°03'N / 91°16'W32°12'N / 91°15'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
26.11983-04-01332°24'N / 91°35'W32°30'N / 91°30'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Richland
26.61975-04-30232°28'N / 91°39'W32°29'N / 91°34'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0325K0Richland
26.92007-02-24231°41'N / 91°45'W31°44'N / 91°36'W10.00 Miles500 Yards00300K300KConcordia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River back into Concordia Parish, the tornado was at it most intense and widest point. Hundreds of trees were mangled, snapped and uprooted. Numerous power lines were also taken down and mangled along the path. Near Dunbarton, 2 mobile homes were destroyed as the tornado continued toward Clayton. Far the most part, this tornado remained over rural areas with much of the path not accessible by vehicle. The total path length, as it crossed the each parish line several times, was 17 miles. The widest point was 500 yards in Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
28.01982-09-12331°43'N / 91°32'W2.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Concordia
28.41973-01-18332°08'N / 92°18'W32°17'N / 92°02'W18.70 Miles73 Yards1225K0Caldwell
28.61975-04-30232°30'N / 91°35'W003K0Richland
29.11983-05-18231°55'N / 91°15'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Tensas
30.21976-03-20232°29'N / 91°51'W32°35'N / 91°35'W17.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Richland
30.31974-10-28231°36'N / 91°42'W31°43'N / 91°40'W8.40 Miles27 Yards01625K0Concordia
30.32006-05-10231°39'N / 91°44'W31°40'N / 91°42'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K400KCatahoula
 Brief Description: This tornado developed from supercell 3 as it moved into eastern Catahoula Parish and then crossed the Tensas River into Concordia Parish. The tornado first touched down, just west of the Tensas River, on Kassel's Farm and damaged a good deal of farm equipment. Nearly a dozen tractors were turned over and a 18 wheel truck was flipped on its side. An irrigation pivot system was destroyed and glass was broken out of every place on the farm. The corn crop on the farm was heavily damaged as nearly 40 acres of corn, in a 2.5 mile path and 250 yard wide swath, was laid flat. Several individuals on the farm witnessed the tornado and watched it cross the river into Concordia Parish. The tornado was on the ground for about 3 miles and rates F2 in Catahoula Parish. The tornado then moved into Concordia Parish near Haphazard. Here the tornado moved across farm land which consisted of corn and cotton. As the tornado moved east, it crossed Highway 566 and moved through a corn field. Nearly a 50 yard wide path of corn was totally destroyed and ripped apart with the outer edges heavily damaged. All the downed corn showed a convergent pattern. The tornado meandered generally east-southeast through the corn fields with a damage path varying between 50 and 100 yards wide. The tornado then moved out of the corn fields and into a row of trees where tree tops were broken out. The tornado was observed by several farmers and a Sheriff Deputy during most of its life. The total path length, across both parishes, was 8 miles with the tornado rated F2 in Catahoula Parish and F1 in Concrodia Parish.
30.31953-05-17332°28'N / 91°45'W32°36'N / 91°32'W15.70 Miles100 Yards017250K0Richland
30.41983-05-19331°56'N / 92°15'W32°02'N / 92°09'W7.00 Miles500 Yards0525.0M0La Salle
30.51983-04-01332°26'N / 91°25'W32°29'N / 91°23'W3.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
30.71971-02-21532°23'N / 91°28'W32°32'N / 91°19'W13.60 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Madison
31.31973-12-03232°29'N / 91°45'W32°37'N / 91°42'W9.70 Miles50 Yards0232.5M0Richland
31.41968-02-01332°24'N / 92°06'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Ouachita
31.52007-02-24231°38'N / 91°46'W31°39'N / 91°43'W3.00 Miles400 Yards000K150KCatahoula
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River back into Catahoula Parish, this tornado continued across wooded and open farm land. Most of this track was not accessible by vehicle. However, the tornado intensified as it downed or snapped numerous trees. The tornado continued to track east northeast and crossed the Tensas River back into Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
31.61983-11-19232°30'N / 91°31'W32°33'N / 91°30'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Richland
32.51992-11-21332°13'N / 91°14'W32°22'N / 91°09'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Madison
32.52007-02-24231°37'N / 91°49'W31°39'N / 91°47'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0KConcordia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River at Jonesville, this tornado continued across wooded land just northwest of the Wildsville Community. Most of this track was not accessible by vehicle. However, the tornado intensified as it downed or snapped numerous trees. The tornado continued to track east northeast and crossed the Tensas River back into Catahoula Parish and then crossed the river one last time as it moved into Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
32.72008-12-09231°41'N / 92°12'W31°55'N / 92°04'W18.00 Miles300 Yards01750K0KLa Salle
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A funnel cloud was first observed just west of Pineview by staff members from the local hospital. Shortly afterward, the tornado touched down near Industrial Rd. and snapped or uprooted several trees, causing EF0 damage. The storm path at this location was 75 yards wide. The tornado then traveled northeast to Hwy 127 where it caused EF2 damage. Several modular homes were completely destroyed. One man received minor injuries as he was temporarily trapped in his home after the storm struck. Two brick homes in the immediate area suffered severe roof damage. Several 2 to 3 foot-thick trees were snapped or uprooted and carried up to 50 yards. The path of the storm at this location was about 300 yards wide. The tornado then proceeded to Wilburn Rd. and caused EF1 damage. Several 12 to 18 inch-diameter trees were snapped in this heavily wooded area. One 2 to 3 foot-diameter trees was uprooted. The path of the storm at this location was 100 yards wide. The storm continued northeast, crossing Industrial Rd. 8, where it caused EF0 damage. A few 8 to 12 inch-diameter trees were snapped. The path was 50 yards wide at this location. In northern La Salle Parish, the storm crossed Boneyard Rd just south of Hwy 124, causing EF0 damage. A few 8 to 12 inch-diameter trees were snapped. The top of one tree landed on powerlines along the road. The path of the storm was 50 yards wide at this location. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong low level wind shear accompanied a broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms across portions of northwest and north central Louisiana the morning of December 9th. These thunderstorms produced large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind gusts and a few tornadoes across the region.
32.91981-06-03231°38'N / 91°34'W0.50 Mile30 Yards003K0Concordia
32.91969-12-29331°32'N / 91°48'W31°43'N / 91°26'W25.00 Miles183 Yards00250K0Concordia
33.71973-09-05231°33'N / 91°16'W31°54'N / 91°23'W25.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0East Carroll
34.12004-11-23331°53'N / 92°15'W31°55'N / 92°13'W3.00 Miles300 Yards1205.0M0La Salle
 Brief Description: A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED INTO EXTREME NORTHWEST LA SALLE PARISH AND TRACKED TOWARDS THE TOWN OF OLLA. THE TRACK BEGAN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF OLLA AND TRACKED NORTHEAST FOR 3 MILES TOWARDS THE LA SALLE/CALDWELL PARISH LINE. THE LA SALLE PARISH HIGH SCHOOL SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE WHERE THE TORNADO WAS RATED A LOW END F2. THE DAMAGE PATH EXTENDED INTO THE MIDDLE OF OLLA WERE NUMEROUS HOMES SUSTAINED SEVERE DAMAGE. SOME HOMES LOST THE ROOF...EXTERIOR WALLS AND A FEW INTERIOR WALLS. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F3 AT THIS LOCATION. ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PART OF TOWN...5 MOBILE HOMES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND A PICKUP WAS LAUNCHED 200 FEET AND SMASHED UPSIDE DOWN. IN THE COMMUNITY OF STANDARD...4 HOMES AND A STORE WERE DESTROYED. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F3 AT THIS LOCATION. TOTAL DAMAGE CONSISTED OF MINOR TO MAJOR DAMAGE TO 106 HOMES AND THE HIGH SCHOOL. F89PH
36.11983-05-18332°20'N / 91°12'W32°25'N / 91°09'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
36.41983-05-19331°52'N / 92°18'W31°56'N / 92°15'W5.00 Miles500 Yards13025.0M0St. Helena
36.51982-04-19232°25'N / 91°16'W32°28'N / 91°11'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
36.51981-06-10232°25'N / 91°12'W0.10 Mile7 Yards003K0Madison
36.72000-04-23231°42'N / 92°06'W31°40'N / 92°05'W2.30 Miles150 Yards00750K0La Salle
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornadoes across the region. Damage consisted of large pine and oak trees snapped and broken as well as damage to homes. Most damage to residences were from falling trees. One manufactured home was completely destroyed. A number of outbuildings were damaged by either falling trees or high wind.
36.81975-01-09232°27'N / 91°18'W32°32'N / 91°15'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
37.01996-04-22232°15'N / 91°13'W32°22'N / 91°01'W15.00 Miles440 Yards01500K0Madison
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved across Madison Parish to the Mississippi River and continued into Warren county in Mississippi. Twenty to thirty structures were damaged or destroyed along the path of this tornado. The weaker structures such as barns and outhouses were destroyed and the houses had major damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path. One injury occurred when a man was thrown out of his barn and landed in a field.
37.01983-12-02232°30'N / 92°07'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0102.5M0Ouachita
37.31984-11-10232°38'N / 91°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0525K0Morehouse
37.62010-04-24332°24'N / 91°18'W32°30'N / 91°07'W12.00 Miles1500 Yards01635.0M1.0MMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The start of the long-track violent tornado began around 6 miles west of Tallulah, just to the south of I-20. This tornado did not waste any time becoming strong and quite wide as it downed a few high tension truss towers on the south end of I-20. As the tornado crossed the interstate, a tractor-trailer was flipped over and thrown opposite of the initial traveling direction. The driver of the truck was injured as this occurred. The tornado then traveled quickly northeast and crossed Highway 80 and Willow Bayou Road, just to the northwest of Tallulah. Here, several homes were heavily damaged along with several vehicles and tractors damaged. The tornado continued to the northeast and crossed Highway 65 and then tracked across the Mississippi River and into far northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. This tornado destroyed a chemical plant near Highway 65 and the Mississippi River levee, in the community of Omega. A few rail cars were rolled off the track at this location and a large crane was flipped over and destroyed. Several storage tanks were severely damaged as well at this location. The tornado produced mainly EF3 and EF2 damage across Madison Parish with maximum winds around 155 mph. Timber and power line damage along the path was substantial with dozens of power lines taken down along with thousands of trees snapped and uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County and 1 in Holmes County. This long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities.
38.11973-01-18232°25'N / 91°10'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0425K0Madison
38.21984-05-02232°36'N / 91°29'W32°37'N / 91°25'W4.00 Miles150 Yards04250K0West Carroll
38.91978-04-17331°57'N / 91°11'W32°04'N / 90°54'W18.50 Miles100 Yards0225.0M0Claiborne
39.21982-04-03232°02'N / 91°02'W0400K0Adams
39.21984-04-08231°53'N / 91°08'W31°56'N / 91°00'W8.00 Miles10 Yards06250K0Claiborne
39.61990-12-21232°24'N / 91°10'W32°23'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
40.01954-04-30232°32'N / 92°09'W1.00 Mile67 Yards01250K0Ouachita
40.61976-06-29231°37'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Adams
40.61984-05-02232°37'N / 91°25'W32°38'N / 91°22'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Carroll
40.71969-12-29331°30'N / 91°51'W31°32'N / 91°48'W4.10 Miles183 Yards02250K0Catahoula
40.81983-03-04231°38'N / 92°12'W31°42'N / 92°09'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0La Salle
40.91950-05-02231°33'N / 91°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards15250K0Catahoula
41.01990-12-21232°13'N / 91°04'W32°15'N / 90°58'W5.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Madison
41.21986-03-18232°23'N / 92°21'W32°20'N / 92°19'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Ouachita
41.52003-04-24232°39'N / 91°33'W32°41'N / 91°24'W11.00 Miles75 Yards03400K0West Carroll
 Brief Description: This tornado touch down in a field just to the W of Duckworth road. This tornado continued 11 miles to the NE and dissipated in Floyd. Along its path a mobile home was totally destroyed on Hunt road. On highway 17, a house was destroyed because several trees fell through the house. Two mobile homes had minor damage along highway 17. In Floyd, 2 homes had their roofs blown off. In addition to the structural damage, hundreds of trees were blown down or snapped.
42.21983-04-01432°39'N / 92°01'W32°40'N / 91°57'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Ouachita
42.31983-04-01432°40'N / 91°57'W32°42'N / 91°52'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards2202.5M0Morehouse
42.41992-11-21331°28'N / 91°43'W31°30'N / 91°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Concordia
42.41983-04-01332°32'N / 91°13'W32°34'N / 91°12'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
42.52005-09-25231°42'N / 91°08'W31°48'N / 91°04'W10.00 Miles600 Yards00180K300KJefferson
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down a few miles west-southwest of Fayette and tracked north-northeast for 10 miles. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees snapped and uprooted. A couple of mobile homes were damaged and a house had part of its roof taken off.
42.61983-05-18232°21'N / 91°02'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Madison
42.71953-12-03431°46'N / 92°21'W31°49'N / 92°19'W4.30 Miles300 Yards2152.5M0La Salle
42.92004-11-23331°43'N / 91°12'W31°51'N / 90°56'W18.00 Miles600 Yards00300K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just west of the Natchez Trace, 8 miles west of Fayette and tracked northeast for 18 miles across Jefferson county. Between the Natchez Trace and highway 553 the tornado was in its early stages and produced F0 damage by downing several trees. Between highway 553 and US Highway 61 this tornado began to intensify and downed or snapped hundreds of trees. One mobile home and two sheds sustained minor damage as they were located on the northern edge of the circulation. As it approached US Highway 61, it moved through an open field and was at its widest point, 600 yards. Here a string of seven power poles were snapped and a large tractor shed was destroyed. The frame of the shed was made of large I-beams. These beams were snapped from their base as the shed was blown away. In the area around US Highway 61 four homes sustained major roof damage. On the east side of the highway one of these homes lost almost the entire roof and had every window blown out. For a three mile stretch between US Highway 61 and highway 552 the tornado was at its strongest and produced F3 damage. Every tree in the forest, along this stretch, was uprooted or snapped. The tornado began to weaken after passing across highway 552 and dissipated just on the other side of the Claiborne county line.
43.51992-11-21231°28'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Catahoula
43.51975-05-06232°40'N / 91°28'W32°42'N / 91°23'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0225K0West Carroll
44.11990-12-21232°22'N / 91°04'W32°26'N / 91°00'W5.00 Miles300 Yards03250K0Madison
44.31986-03-18232°18'N / 92°27'W32°23'N / 92°21'W3.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0Jackson
44.62009-04-09232°25'N / 92°25'W32°24'N / 92°19'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0KOuachita
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed in a wooded area along and east of Olive Grove Road in Jackson Parish where several small pine trees were snapped. Further east along Hwy 144 north of Eros, numerous large trees were snapped and a nearby home sustained roof damage. A barn in a field nearby also sustained significant roof damage. The tornado tracked east into Ouachita Parish, snapping and uprooting trees as well as causing minor roof damage to nearby homes along Guyton Loop Road. The tornado crossed Hwy 34, and moved onto Old Jonesboro Road where numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. One tree was physically moved 30 feet with the root ball intact, leaving a large hole in its original location. One mobile home was moved off of its foundation and several sheds and outbuildings were completely destroyed. Roof damage occurred to several homes along the street as well. The worst damage occurred to a home along Antioch Church Road, where the entire roof was peeled off and destroyed, leaving only the walls. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
44.71983-04-01332°34'N / 91°12'W32°35'N / 91°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0East Carroll
44.71953-05-17332°35'N / 91°32'W32°45'N / 91°08'W25.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Carroll
44.71978-05-07232°36'N / 91°29'W32°44'N / 91°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards040K0West Carroll
45.11968-11-27332°45'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Morehouse
45.41975-01-09232°32'N / 91°15'W32°41'N / 91°10'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0625K0East Carroll
45.81973-12-04232°04'N / 90°55'W0.10 Mile30 Yards003K0Claiborne
46.41977-03-28232°06'N / 92°32'W32°09'N / 92°27'W6.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Winn
46.51971-02-21532°32'N / 91°19'W32°44'N / 91°07'W18.10 Miles500 Yards092.5M0East Carroll
46.71973-09-05231°31'N / 91°15'W31°33'N / 91°16'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
46.82005-09-25231°51'N / 90°58'W31°52'N / 90°56'W2.00 Miles800 Yards0020K100KClaiborne
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down in the Red Lick Community, of Jefferson county, and tracked northeast into Claiborne county. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees uprooted and snapped. One mobile home was destroyed and a framed house had most of the roof torn off and an outside wall blown out. One injury occurred as the mobile home was rolled over and destroyed.
47.01953-03-22231°42'N / 92°48'W32°09'N / 92°09'W49.20 Miles200 Yards2222.5M0Winn
47.32005-09-25231°47'N / 91°00'W31°50'N / 90°56'W5.00 Miles800 Yards01300K500KJefferson
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down in the Red Lick Community, of Jefferson county, and tracked northeast into Claiborne county. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees uprooted and snapped. One mobile home was destroyed and a framed house had most of the roof torn off and an outside wall blown out. One injury occurred as the mobile home was rolled over and destroyed.
47.61983-11-19332°20'N / 90°56'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Madison
48.01973-12-03232°37'N / 91°45'W32°58'N / 91°34'W26.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morehouse
48.82010-04-24232°30'N / 91°07'W32°33'N / 90°57'W10.00 Miles900 Yards02920K500KWarren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed the Mississippi River and entered northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. Roughly, thirty homes were damaged or destroyed in this area along with 13 mobile homes. In addition to the damaged structures, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted along with many power lines taken down. The damage across this part of Warren County was in the EF2 range with maximum winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
49.91975-03-23232°41'N / 91°12'W00250K0East Carroll
49.91953-12-03431°43'N / 92°24'W31°36'N / 92°21'W8.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Grant


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