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The chance of earthquake damage in De Soto County is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in De Soto County is much 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, #8

De Soto County
0.04
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

De Soto County
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, #4

De Soto County
345.20
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 13,348 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of De Soto County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:62
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,015Hail:5,384Heat:20Heavy Snow:24
High Surf:0Hurricane:9Ice Storm:28Landslide:0Strong Wind:40
Thunderstorm Winds:6,356Tropical Storm:18Wildfire:12Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:26
Other:314 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near De Soto County.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near De Soto County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
26.11964-04-284.4N/A31.7-93.6
31.91964-04-243.7N/A31.6-93.8
38.81964-04-243.7N/A31.5-93.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 133 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near De Soto County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.71953-12-03232°00'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0325K0Winn
4.91954-08-16232°05'N / 93°50'W32°07'N / 93°47'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0De Soto
5.22000-04-23232°03'N / 93°42'W31°58'N / 93°39'W8.50 Miles150 Yards00750K0De Soto
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine and oak trees uprooted or snapped. A mobile home was split in half from a fallen oak. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by fallen trees and wind.
7.31976-02-17231°55'N / 93°55'W32°02'N / 93°43'W14.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0De Soto
10.81950-02-12431°58'N / 94°00'W32°21'N / 93°46'W29.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
13.41978-07-15232°15'N / 93°42'W0.70 Mile50 Yards0025K0De Soto
13.81985-04-23232°14'N / 93°52'W32°14'N / 93°51'W0.50 Mile200 Yards000K0Caddo
14.01985-04-23232°14'N / 93°51'W32°17'N / 93°43'W7.50 Miles200 Yards000K0De Soto
15.11999-04-03331°58'N / 94°00'W32°00'N / 93°58'W2.60 Miles150 Yards01500K0De Soto
 Brief Description: Numerous homes with moderate to severe damage. Some roofs removed or partially removed. Church steeple knocked over and portion of roof missing. Numerous trees uprooted or snapped. This tornado was associated with a supercell which developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and into Louisiana. This is a continuation of the Shelby County, Texas tornado.
15.31987-11-15332°06'N / 94°02'W32°17'N / 93°52'W13.00 Miles500 Yards12325.0M0De Soto
17.21984-05-02332°18'N / 93°50'W32°19'N / 93°37'W13.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0De Soto
17.51982-04-25332°13'N / 94°02'W32°14'N / 93°54'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0De Soto
17.51982-04-25332°13'N / 94°02'W32°14'N / 93°54'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0De Soto
17.91965-02-11332°12'N / 94°01'W32°20'N / 93°50'W14.20 Miles117 Yards03250K0Caddo
19.01965-02-11332°11'N / 94°02'W32°12'N / 94°01'W1.90 Miles117 Yards00250K0De Soto
19.32000-04-23331°58'N / 93°28'W31°57'N / 93°24'W4.30 Miles200 Yards00500K0De Soto
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by fallen trees and wind. This tornado continued into Red River Parish, LA.
19.31984-05-02332°17'N / 94°01'W32°18'N / 93°50'W11.00 Miles250 Yards0925.0M0Caddo
19.51973-01-20232°00'N / 93°27'W32°05'N / 93°22'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
19.81997-01-23231°57'N / 93°27'W32°00'N / 93°23'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000De Soto
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in southwest Rambin, moved northeast through Rambin, then lifted. Damage consisted of numerous trees twisted and snapped or completely uprooted. Four houses sustained major damage. Other houses were damaged from trees falling into them. A mobile home was lifted and blown 100 yds. No injuries or deaths.
20.11987-11-15332°00'N / 94°08'W32°06'N / 94°02'W8.00 Miles200 Yards052.5M0Panola
20.31970-04-19332°19'N / 93°40'W32°22'N / 93°37'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Caddo
20.61962-04-27232°20'N / 93°36'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Bossier
20.81999-04-03231°57'N / 94°02'W31°58'N / 94°07'W2.80 Miles50 Yards0015K0Shelby
 Brief Description: Minor roof damage to a few homes and outbuildings. Damage largely confined to trees uprooted or snapped. This is a continuation of the DeSoto Parish, Louisiana tornado.
21.51980-04-11232°20'N / 93°55'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Caddo
21.91999-01-01232°23'N / 93°48'W32°22'N / 93°44'W3.20 Miles33 Yards011.0M0Caddo
 Brief Description: Damage path consisted of numerous homes with roofs partially blown off, several structures collapsed, a building with a brick wall blew down, several cars were blown off the road and overturned, and numerous trees snapped or fell. The reported injury was minor and treated on location.
22.12000-04-23332°26'N / 94°03'W32°19'N / 93°33'W25.00 Miles500 Yards035.0M0Caddo
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines toppled. Several homes suffered minor to moderate structural damage in the Breckenridge subdivision just souwest of Shreveport. Portable storage building businesses were destroyed and two mobile homes were demolished. This tornado moved from Caddo Parish into southern Bossier Parish.
22.11965-12-11232°21'N / 93°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Caddo
22.42000-04-23332°19'N / 93°33'W32°17'N / 93°25'W7.50 Miles500 Yards012.3M0Bossier
 Brief Description: High precipitation supercells developed along the leading edge of a dry line across eastern Texas which moved into northwest Louisiana. Numerous trees and power lines were downed as the tornado moved across the area. The most extensive damage was noted near Atkins, LA (2.5 miles south of Elm Grove on US 71), where one brick structure was almost totally demolished. Only pieces of two walls remained. The brick structure had 6 inch iron poles supporting the corners and these were bent and twisted. Near the brick building was a two story house which had its roof completely removed and most of its siding stripped off. A mobile home also on this property was completely destroyed and strewn across a field. Some trees that were left standing had their bark and leaves stripped off. Immediately adjacent to this damage, on the other side of US 71, another farm building was completely destroyed along with numerous trees leveled. Eyewitness accounts indicated that two tornadoes occurred with this supercell. The descriptions were consistent with those of cyclic, tornadic supercells. Only one injury was reported at this location. A mans' arm was lacerated to the bone by flying debris.
22.51984-05-02332°19'N / 93°37'W32°20'N / 93°25'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Bossier
22.71987-11-15332°17'N / 93°52'W32°29'N / 93°45'W20.00 Miles500 Yards07325.0M0Caddo
23.11970-04-19332°22'N / 93°37'W32°23'N / 93°36'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0225K0Bossier
23.51980-10-27331°50'N / 93°30'W31°48'N / 93°25'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Sabine
23.61973-01-21231°50'N / 94°08'W31°53'N / 94°00'W8.70 Miles200 Yards03250K0Shelby
23.81982-04-20231°58'N / 93°21'W0025K0Red River
24.01950-02-12331°50'N / 93°28'W32°00'N / 93°16'W16.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
24.11950-02-12432°21'N / 93°46'W32°28'N / 93°42'W9.00 Miles100 Yards940250K0Caddo
24.11965-02-11332°20'N / 93°50'W32°29'N / 93°41'W13.60 Miles117 Yards00250K0Caddo
24.91950-02-12331°38'N / 93°39'W31°50'N / 93°28'W17.60 Miles100 Yards525250K0Sabine
25.01967-04-13232°10'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Red River
25.02000-04-23331°57'N / 93°23'W31°57'N / 93°17'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0Red River
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of a tornado outbreak across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by either fallen trees or wind. This tornado entered from De Soto Parish, LA and exited into Natchitoches Parish, LA.
25.11952-02-19232°21'N / 94°00'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0525K0Caddo
25.71991-04-12232°25'N / 93°41'W32°26'N / 93°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
25.81976-02-17231°43'N / 94°14'W31°55'N / 93°55'W23.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Shelby
25.91987-11-15331°52'N / 94°11'W32°00'N / 94°08'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0152.5M0Shelby
28.41959-03-20231°54'N / 94°14'W31°57'N / 94°10'W5.40 Miles880 Yards000K0Shelby
28.81978-04-17232°27'N / 93°49'W32°30'N / 93°45'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0142.5M0Caddo
29.01974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°43'N / 93°26'W26.00 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Sabine
29.01957-11-07232°24'N / 93°42'W32°32'N / 93°32'W13.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Caddo
29.11974-03-20231°52'N / 94°11'W0.50 Mile77 Yards00250K0Shelby
29.31996-01-23232°29'N / 93°45'W32°29'N / 93°45'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0305.0M0Caddo
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in south Shreveport just east of the Lucian Airport, moved across the airport and continued northeast across the southeast section of the city. Several retirement homes and numerous housing subdivisions were severely damaged. Thirty utility poles were destroyed leaving 10,000 customers without power. The tornado then moved across the Red River into southern Bossier City, Bossier Parish, knocked down trees and power lines and destroyed a couple of barns then dissipated.
29.81950-02-12332°00'N / 93°16'W32°11'N / 93°12'W13.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
29.81961-09-13232°22'N / 94°06'W023K0Panola
29.91964-04-24332°26'N / 94°02'W32°31'N / 93°44'W18.30 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Caddo
29.91965-02-11232°04'N / 94°26'W32°17'N / 94°02'W27.80 Miles117 Yards0025K0Panola
29.91991-04-12232°26'N / 93°38'W32°30'N / 93°30'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
29.91990-05-30232°18'N / 94°10'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Panola
30.31991-02-18232°22'N / 94°05'W32°24'N / 94°06'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Panola
30.42009-04-09232°30'N / 93°42'W32°28'N / 93°30'W12.00 Miles300 Yards003.0M0KBossier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed over eastern Harrison County about 6 miles northwest of Waskom. This tornado first touched down about one half mile west of FM 134, continuing east across FM 9 about 3 miles north of Waskom, before entering western Caddo Parish. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped, especially east of FM 9, and across Highway 169. This tornado followed North Lakeshore Drive, with numerous homes damaged, some of which had their roofs partially removed. In addition, one of the homes was moved off of its foundation. Near I-220 and Blanchard Road, 12 empty railroad cars were blown off the track, with intermittent damage along Blanchard Road going into downtown Shreveport. Large tree limbs and power lines were downed, while road signs were downed as well. The tornado crossed the Red River south of the Diamond Jacks Casino, where numerous homes were damaged due to trees between Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and Barksdale Blvd. On Barksdale Blvd itself, numerous power poles were downed, with many businesses damaged, and damage to the west gate of Barksdale Air Force Base. The storm did 2.5 million dollars worth of damage to the Barksdale Air Force Base itself with the damage including the west gate, the golf course, fitness center and Chapel Two. Approximately 80 trees were uprooted around the main base. The tornado lifted in eastern Bossier Parish along Highway 157 south of Haughton. This tornado was rated an EF2, with winds of around 120 mph, and the most extensive damage found in the Lakeview Subdivision on the north side of Cross Lake in Caddo Parish. The total path length from Harrison County Texas through Bossier Parish Louisiana was 38.5 miles. The path width fluctuated through this continuous track, varying from between 100 to 400 yards. 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.
30.71965-02-11332°29'N / 93°41'W32°31'N / 93°39'W3.30 Miles117 Yards00250K0Bossier
31.41964-04-26231°48'N / 94°10'W31°47'N / 94°11'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Shelby
31.61996-01-23232°31'N / 93°43'W32°31'N / 93°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Bossier
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in south Shreveport just east of the Lucian Airport, moved across the airport and continued northeast across the southeast section of the city. Several retirement homes and numerous housing subdivisions were severely damaged. Thirty utility poles were destroyed leaving 10,000 customers without power. The tornado then moved across the Red River into southern Bossier City, Bossier Parish, knocked down trees and power lines and destroyed a couple of barns then dissipated.
31.81991-02-18232°24'N / 94°06'W32°26'N / 94°04'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Harrison
31.92009-04-09232°31'N / 94°02'W32°30'N / 93°42'W19.00 Miles500 Yards0210.0M0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed over eastern Harrison County about 6 miles northwest of Waskom. This tornado first touched down about one half mile west of FM 134, continuing east across FM 9 about 3 miles north of Waskom, before entering western Caddo Parish. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped, especially east of FM 9, and across Highway 169. This tornado followed North Lakeshore Drive, with numerous homes damaged, some of which had their roofs partially removed. In addition, one of the homes was moved off of its foundation. Near I-220 and Blanchard Road, 12 empty railroad cars were blown off the track, with intermittent damage along Blanchard Road going into downtown Shreveport. Large tree limbs and power lines were downed, while road signs were downed as well. The tornado crossed the Red River south of the Diamond Jacks Casino, where numerous homes were damaged due to trees between Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and Barksdale Blvd. On Barksdale Blvd itself, numerous power poles were downed, with many businesses damaged, and damage to the west gate of Barksdale Air Force Base. The tornado lifted in eastern Bossier Parish along Highway 157 south of Haughton. This tornado was rated an EF2, with winds of around 120 mph, and the most extensive damage found in the Lakeview Subdivision on the north side of Cross Lake in Caddo Parish. The total path length from Harrison County Texas through Bossier Parish Louisiana was 38.5 miles. The path width fluctuated through this continuous track, varying from between 100 to 400 yards. There were 2 injuries reported in Caddo Parish...the first was in the Lakeview subdivision and the second was a female who was trapped in her car after a tree fell on the automobile. 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.
31.91950-02-12331°48'N / 94°12'W31°48'N / 94°11'W1.90 Miles50 Yards315250K0Shelby
32.22009-10-29232°30'N / 93°45'W32°33'N / 93°43'W3.00 Miles600 Yards011.0M0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado first touched down over downtown Shreveport and took the steeple off the top of the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Common and Texas Streets. The steeple fell on top of an automobile parked in front of the church and the steeple crushed the car which severely injured the man inside. The tornado also did damage to the Shreveport Convention Center and other downtown businesses including the downtown Shreveport YWCA. The storm continued on a north northeast track, crossing the Red River and continued into Bossier Parish just north of the Sam's Town Casino at approximately 1518 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread showers and thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a strong cold front as a powerful upper level storm system plowed into the southern plains during the afternoon hours of October 29th. Strong shear was in place across the region such that several tornadic thunderstorms developed...producing widespread wind damage across portions of northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas as well as northern Louisiana. These storms trained across the same general area such that flooding was widespread. Flooding was severe across northwest Louisiana where flooding was reported in many homes and businesses. Area bayous, creeks, rivers and lakes were already at high levels from the excessive heavy rainfall that fell earlier in the month. Thus, some lakes and bayous approached and succeeded their all time record stage levels.
32.21964-04-24332°31'N / 93°44'W32°32'N / 93°42'W2.30 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Bossier
32.51977-03-11232°24'N / 94°13'W32°27'N / 93°58'W14.90 Miles73 Yards003K0Harrison
32.81974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°47'N / 92°58'W23.10 Miles77 Yards018250K0Natchitoches
32.81978-12-03432°30'N / 93°45'W32°34'N / 93°41'W6.20 Miles400 Yards2266250.0M0Bossier
33.82000-04-23331°57'N / 93°16'W31°55'N / 93°06'W8.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: A supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. Two steel utility power towers were destroyed. A number of outbuildings were also damaged. Moved through De Soto Parish then across Red River Parish and into Natchitoches Parish.
33.81999-01-01232°29'N / 93°28'W32°29'N / 93°26'W1.50 Miles40 Yards0060K0Bossier
 Brief Description: Tornado formed along a squall line notch, in the comma head. Damage path consisted of moderate damage to two homes were trees penetrated the roof. One mobile home completely destroyed. Numerous snapped and fallen trees of three to four feet in diameter. This tornado continued into Webster Parish, Louisiana.
34.21983-05-19331°36'N / 93°32'W31°37'N / 93°28'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Sabine
34.42009-12-23231°58'N / 94°21'W32°03'N / 94°18'W7.00 Miles200 Yards000K0KPanola
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado was a continuation from northern Shelby, County, near Timpson, Texas. This tornado continued into southern Panola, County where it downed and snapped numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved its way out of the southern Great Basin and into the Southern Plains during the afternoon hours of December 23rd. Strong southerly flow was found ahead of this storm system with dewpoint temperatures in the lower to middle 60s noted northward to the Interstate 20 corridor of northeast Texas and northern Louisiana. Impressive deep layer shear was noted in the warm sector across the region which was conducive for discrete storm cells during the afternoon and evening across northeast Texas. These storms spawned tornadoes and produced large hail across portions of northeast Texas. The storm system moved eastward during the predawn hours of December 24th with again, numerous storms producing tornadoes across southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In addition to all the storm damage...these storms were prolific rain makers with numerous reports of flash flooding across the region as well.
34.51990-04-27232°28'N / 94°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Harrison
34.71965-02-11231°50'N / 94°32'W32°07'N / 94°07'W31.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
35.21999-04-03432°32'N / 93°50'W32°36'N / 93°46'W6.70 Miles200 Yards0121.3M0Caddo
 Brief Description: Supercells developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and across the region. Numerous homes with minor to moderate roof damage. An 18 wheel truck bed overturned. Steel framed hardware store leveled. Numerous trees uprooted or snapped. Damage to Southern University and other industry. A total of 66 structures were damaged (4 at 40K, 16 at 20K 46 at 5K).
35.21990-05-30232°09'N / 94°20'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Panola
35.32010-01-20332°31'N / 94°02'W32°33'N / 93°54'W8.00 Miles1087 Yards000K0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado was a continuation of the Harrison County tornado that produced EF3 damage across portions of Waskom, Texas. The tornado weakened significantly as it cross the Texas/Louisiana line and moved into Caddo Parish. A weakened tornado continued east crossing Greenwood Mooringsport road where several trees were uprooted and continued east over portions of western Cross Lake before lifting southwest of Blanchard. Maximum winds are estimated at 150-160 mph at the tornadoes strongest point. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very warm and unstable air mass developed across the region on January 20th. This air mass was accompanied by unusually high dewpoint values for late January with ambient temperatures approaching the 70 degree mark. A very strong and vigorous storm system moved out of the Great Basin and into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours of January 20th. Wind shear throughout the atmosphere was very strong and supportive of strong to severe thunderstorms. Low level wind shear was significant enough such that super cell thunderstorms developed across the region, producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts. In addition to the severe thunderstorms, some storms produced flash flooding as they continued to train across the same general areas, especially across portions of northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas.
35.41953-03-12232°10'N / 94°20'W2.00 Miles80 Yards0225K0Panola
35.51990-05-30232°29'N / 94°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Harrison
35.51957-04-03231°37'N / 94°03'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Shelby
36.11961-05-14232°13'N / 93°12'W32°17'N / 93°08'W6.10 Miles283 Yards0025K0Bienville
36.11950-02-12232°12'N / 93°35'W32°48'N / 93°14'W46.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
36.32000-04-23232°16'N / 93°11'W32°13'N / 93°08'W4.30 Miles200 Yards00120K0Bienville
 Brief Description: Several homes and businesses sustained major roof damage. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped.
36.71989-06-07332°01'N / 94°25'W32°03'N / 94°19'W6.00 Miles447 Yards0025K0Panola
37.02010-01-20332°29'N / 94°10'W32°31'N / 94°02'W8.00 Miles1087 Yards001.5M0KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in a wooded area west of Ireland Williams Road. The tornado quickly intensified as it approached Interstate 20 near mile marker 628 where 2 businesses were destroyed on both the south and north services roads. One of the businesses was a metal building and the other was a mobile home. One home was completely destroyed with only a few interior walls remaining. A second home sustained major damage to the roof and carport. Debris was scattered across interstate 20 and Hwy 80. Several other homes were damaged further east along both sides of the service road. Many trees were snapped and uprooted in the area???some were snapped down close to the base. The tornado continued northeast crossing Bellview Road into Jonesville, TX where a grocery store roof was peeled and walls were blown out of a large warehouse. The tornado also damaged some metal buildings north of Jonesville along FM 134. The tornado tracked east across a wooded area snapping and uprooting trees crossing FM 9 headed east into Caddo Parish in LA. Maximum winds are estimated at 150-160 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very warm and unstable air mass developed across the region on January 20th. This air mass was accompanied by unusually high dewpoint values for late January with ambient temperatures approaching the 70 degree mark. A very strong and vigorous storm system moved out of the Great Basin and into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours of January 20th. Wind shear throughout the atmosphere was very strong and supportive of strong to severe thunderstorms. Low level wind shear was significant enough such that super cell thunderstorms developed across the region, producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts.
37.12009-12-23231°55'N / 94°22'W31°58'N / 94°21'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0KShelby
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Several homes and metal outbuildings were damaged closer to the Timpson, Texas area. A travel trailer and barn was completely destroyed. Numerous trees snapped along the path as well. This tornado continued into southern Panola County, Texas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved its way out of the southern Great Basin and into the Southern Plains during the afternoon hours of December 23rd. Strong southerly flow was found ahead of this storm system with dewpoint temperatures in the lower to middle 60s noted northward to the Interstate 20 corridor of northeast Texas and northern Louisiana. Impressive deep layer shear was noted in the warm sector across the region which was conducive for discrete storm cells during the afternoon and evening across northeast Texas. These storms spawned tornadoes and produced large hail across portions of northeast Texas. The storm system moved eastward during the predawn hours of December 24th with again, numerous storms producing tornadoes across southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In addition to all the storm damage...these storms were prolific rain makers with numerous reports of flash flooding across the region as well.
37.91999-01-01232°30'N / 93°27'W32°32'N / 93°19'W7.90 Miles50 Yards0088K0Webster
 Brief Description: Damage consisted of a 20 horse stall and building consisting of iron square tubing being destroyed. One tin feed shed was destroyed. Several modular homes suffered minor damage. Numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. This tornado is a continuation of the Bossier Parish, Louisiana tornado.
38.01974-03-20331°43'N / 93°26'W31°49'N / 92°57'W30.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Natchitoches
38.01993-04-14231°37'N / 93°26'W31°38'N / 93°15'W10.00 Miles125 Yards035.0M500KSabine And Natchitoches
38.12009-10-29232°33'N / 93°43'W32°40'N / 93°39'W10.00 Miles600 Yards025.0M0KBossier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado was a continuation of the EF2 tornado that first touched down in downtown Shreveport in Caddo Parish. This tornado crossed the Red River just south of Interstate 220 near Benton Road, where several trees were snapped along the levee and a barn was damaged. The tornado then crossed Interstate 220 just west of Benton Road and caused minor to significant damage at several car dealerships along Benton Road. The tornado crossed Benton Road and entered the Green Acres Place Subdivision, causing moderate to major damage to numerous homes and townhouses. The tornado continued to move north northeast and entered the Brownlee Subdivision where more homes had significant damage. It then damaged to the Reserve Apartment Complex and the Cypress Pointe Apartment Complex on Airline Drive. The tornado then crossed Airline Drive just north of Le Oaks Drive and caused significant damage in Cross Creek and Bayou Bend Subdivisions. Continuing on a north northeast track, the tornado caused major damage at the Bossier Emergency Service Center on Swan Lake Road and snapped and uprooted numerous trees in the Rose Neath Cemetery. As the storm cross Swan Lake Road, it caused significant damage to homes in the Legacy Subdivision. The storm then continued northeast and damaged a home of Jessie Jones Road and West Lakeshore Drive in Benton, Louisiana. The storm crossed Cypress Lake and caused more damage to trees on Merritt Road before dissipating. Louisiana State Governor Bobby Jindal and State Congressman John Flemming came to the region and did a fly over from a helicopter to survey the storm damage from the tornado as well as the flooding that occurred later that evening. About 100 homes were damaged across Bossier Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread showers and thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a strong cold front as a powerful upper level storm system plowed into the southern plains during the afternoon hours of October 29th. Strong shear was in place across the region such that several tornadic thunderstorms developed...producing widespread wind damage across portions of northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas as well as northern Louisiana. These storms trained across the same general area such that flooding was widespread. Flooding was severe across northwest Louisiana where flooding was reported in many homes and businesses. Area bayous, creeks, rivers and lakes were already at high levels from the excessive heavy rainfall that fell earlier in the month. Thus, some lakes and bayous approached and succeeded their all time record stage levels.
38.21984-05-02332°20'N / 93°25'W32°23'N / 92°58'W30.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Bienville
38.21952-03-10332°14'N / 93°39'W32°47'N / 93°04'W50.90 Miles650 Yards00250K0De Soto
38.82001-11-26231°53'N / 93°11'W31°57'N / 93°01'W15.20 Miles100 Yards0040K0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: Damage was confined mostly to trees and tree limbs. A row of Pecan trees was knocked over at the beginning of the path. Some power lines were down, a mobile home had its roof stripped and a home had its chimney and roof damaged.
39.01974-03-20331°32'N / 93°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Sabine
39.21954-04-30231°30'N / 93°36'W31°35'N / 93°20'W16.70 Miles100 Yards1625K0Sabine
39.51957-11-16331°34'N / 93°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Sabine
39.82000-04-23232°31'N / 94°20'W32°23'N / 94°09'W17.00 Miles100 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in a cyclic high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. Damage was confined to numerous pine and oak trees which were uprooted and broken. No structures were in the path of this tornado.
39.91957-01-22332°36'N / 93°30'W1.70 Miles167 Yards39250K0Bossier
40.51991-02-19231°32'N / 94°09'W31°35'N / 94°03'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0San Augustine
41.11990-04-27232°36'N / 94°02'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Harrison
41.11974-03-20331°31'N / 94°07'W31°32'N / 93°59'W8.20 Miles100 Yards040K0San Augustine
41.21960-05-05232°33'N / 94°09'W32°33'N / 94°08'W1.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Harrison
41.61959-11-04332°26'N / 94°26'W32°26'N / 94°10'W15.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Harrison
41.91965-02-11331°37'N / 94°41'W31°58'N / 94°05'W42.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
42.11999-03-02231°37'N / 94°14'W31°37'N / 94°14'W5.50 Miles150 Yards00100K0San Augustine
 Brief Description: This was a continuation of the Nacogdoches tornado. Damage was mainly forestry consisting of numerous trees fallen and limbs snapped. Three homes had major roof damage and a carport was completely destroyed. Two large bails of rain saturated hay (Approximately 1500 lbs each dry weight) were moved about 25 yards.
42.11999-04-03432°35'N / 93°45'W32°45'N / 93°36'W12.60 Miles200 Yards7906.7M0Bossier
 Brief Description: Supercells developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and across the region. Some 389 structures were effected. Of this 227 homes or businesses suffered either major damage or were destroyed. Roofs missing. Brick homes leveled. One brick home totally missing, leaving only the slab. Numerous large oak and pine trees uprooted or snapped near the bases. F60MH, M53MH, M65MH, M41MH, F25MH, F14OU, F33MH
42.11978-12-03332°28'N / 93°18'W32°32'N / 93°11'W8.30 Miles300 Yards23250K0Webster
42.21950-02-12332°11'N / 93°12'W32°33'N / 93°02'W27.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bienville
42.21974-03-20331°21'N / 94°00'W31°35'N / 93°50'W18.90 Miles77 Yards000K0Sabine
42.61950-02-12432°28'N / 93°42'W32°51'N / 93°26'W30.70 Miles100 Yards937250K0Bossier
42.61968-03-11331°46'N / 93°06'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Natchitoches
43.01983-05-19331°47'N / 93°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Natchitoches
43.11972-10-22332°29'N / 94°17'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0225K0Harrison
44.52000-04-23232°37'N / 93°30'W32°37'N / 93°13'W16.20 Miles700 Yards00800K0Webster
 Brief Description: About 200 houses suffered roof damage and numerous trees were either uprooted or snapped. Tree damage occurred up to 1 mile either side of the tornado track.
45.31958-05-03232°37'N / 94°14'W32°33'N / 94°11'W5.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Harrison
45.31967-12-21232°28'N / 94°21'W0.20 Mile37 Yards000K0Harrison
45.71991-02-19331°30'N / 94°15'W31°33'N / 94°09'W5.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0San Augustine
45.71965-12-11232°27'N / 94°21'W32°30'N / 94°21'W3.40 Miles33 Yards020K0Harrison
46.72000-04-23232°49'N / 93°45'W32°38'N / 93°27'W21.00 Miles700 Yards002.0M0Bossier
 Brief Description: Supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana and extreme southeast Oklahoma. Extensive, widespread trees damage along entire track. Tree damage noted up to 2 to 3 miles either side of track. Approximately 25 to 30 residences damaged by fallen trees. A number of outbuildings either damaged by fallen trees or by wind. This tornado continued into Webster Parish, LA.
47.01982-04-25332°38'N / 93°23'W32°39'N / 93°16'W10.00 Miles500 Yards01250K0Webster
47.01955-05-23232°15'N / 93°00'W32°17'N / 92°57'W4.10 Miles400 Yards0025K0Bienville
47.51973-11-24232°30'N / 94°22'W0.10 Mile33 Yards010K0Harrison
47.91999-03-02231°40'N / 94°25'W31°39'N / 94°24'W1.30 Miles150 Yards0015K0Shelby
 Brief Description: This was a segment of a tornado which traversed Nacogdoches and San Augustine Counties. Damage was mainly forestry however a large did crushed a mobile home with moderate damage.
48.01999-03-02231°41'N / 94°25'W31°39'N / 94°25'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: The damage was 150 yards wide that began in a rural area, 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 95 and FM 1878. Damage consisted of a chimney blown down, a large cedar tree snapped in half then blown 20 yards from the stump. A Tyson chicken barn was completely demolished with about 300 chickens killed. Forestry damage consisted of numerous trees fallen. A tin roofing from the chicken barns was tangled in many trees up to 1.2 miles away.
48.11996-11-07232°32'N / 94°22'W32°34'N / 94°17'W5.00 Miles1760 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado spun up on the northern comma head of a derecho spawned over extreme northwest Harrison County. Initial touchdown occurred at Hwy 59N between Hwy 80 and Hwy 43 in Marhsall, Texas. Sixty-five homes suffered major damage and 270 homes received minor to moderate damage including the home of the WCM. Twenty business were destroyed or suffered major damage. The tornado dissipated near Bell Cut Off Road.
48.11958-11-14232°39'N / 93°24'W32°43'N / 93°21'W5.60 Miles30 Yards0125K0Webster
48.21978-12-03332°42'N / 93°33'W32°45'N / 93°26'W7.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Bossier
48.41961-03-27331°43'N / 94°35'W31°44'N / 94°21'W13.80 Miles200 Yards24250K0Nacogdoches
48.71954-07-18332°19'N / 94°31'W0.80 Mile880 Yards0025K0Rusk
48.81990-05-30232°17'N / 94°32'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Rusk
49.31990-05-30232°28'N / 94°26'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Harrison
49.91974-03-20331°47'N / 92°58'W31°48'N / 92°56'W2.70 Miles77 Yards000K0Winn


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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