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The chance of earthquake damage in Edgefield is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Edgefield 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, #84

Edgefield, LA
0.03
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

Edgefield, 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, #99

Edgefield, LA
287.44
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 3,931 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Edgefield, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:42
Dust Storm:0Flood:275Hail:1,559Heat:8Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,872Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:1Winter Storm:7Winter Weather:8
Other:121 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Edgefield, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Edgefield, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
28.71964-04-284.4N/A31.7-93.6
41.31964-04-243.7N/A31.6-93.8
46.71964-04-243.7N/A31.5-93.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 117 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Edgefield, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.31973-01-20232°00'N / 93°27'W32°05'N / 93°22'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
5.81982-04-20231°58'N / 93°21'W0025K0Red River
6.71950-02-12332°00'N / 93°16'W32°11'N / 93°12'W13.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
6.92000-04-23331°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.
7.01997-01-23231°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.
8.11967-04-13232°10'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Red River
8.52000-04-23331°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.
9.41950-02-12331°50'N / 93°28'W32°00'N / 93°16'W16.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
12.02000-04-23331°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.
16.62001-11-26231°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.
16.82000-04-23232°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.
17.01961-05-14232°13'N / 93°12'W32°17'N / 93°08'W6.10 Miles283 Yards0025K0Bienville
17.61980-10-27331°50'N / 93°30'W31°48'N / 93°25'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Sabine
19.32000-04-23332°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.
20.12000-04-23232°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.
21.31974-03-20331°43'N / 93°26'W31°49'N / 92°57'W30.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Natchitoches
21.61953-12-03232°00'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0325K0Winn
21.71984-05-02332°19'N / 93°37'W32°20'N / 93°25'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Bossier
22.91984-05-02332°20'N / 93°25'W32°23'N / 92°58'W30.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Bienville
23.61983-05-19331°47'N / 93°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Natchitoches
24.01968-03-11331°46'N / 93°06'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Natchitoches
24.91962-04-27232°20'N / 93°36'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Bossier
25.31950-02-12332°11'N / 93°12'W32°33'N / 93°02'W27.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bienville
25.41978-07-15232°15'N / 93°42'W0.70 Mile50 Yards0025K0De Soto
25.51950-02-12331°38'N / 93°39'W31°50'N / 93°28'W17.60 Miles100 Yards525250K0Sabine
25.61974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°47'N / 92°58'W23.10 Miles77 Yards018250K0Natchitoches
25.91955-05-23232°15'N / 93°00'W32°17'N / 92°57'W4.10 Miles400 Yards0025K0Bienville
26.91970-04-19332°19'N / 93°40'W32°22'N / 93°37'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Caddo
27.51959-04-19231°54'N / 92°52'W32°12'N / 92°52'W20.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Winn
27.51970-04-19332°22'N / 93°37'W32°23'N / 93°36'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0225K0Bossier
27.91954-08-16232°05'N / 93°50'W32°07'N / 93°47'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0De Soto
28.61976-02-17231°55'N / 93°55'W32°02'N / 93°43'W14.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0De Soto
28.81974-03-20331°47'N / 92°58'W31°48'N / 92°56'W2.70 Miles77 Yards000K0Winn
28.91984-05-02332°18'N / 93°50'W32°19'N / 93°37'W13.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0De Soto
29.41993-04-14231°37'N / 93°26'W31°38'N / 93°15'W10.00 Miles125 Yards035.0M500KSabine And Natchitoches
29.81985-04-23232°14'N / 93°51'W32°17'N / 93°43'W7.50 Miles200 Yards000K0De Soto
30.61999-01-01232°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.
31.41950-02-12232°12'N / 93°35'W32°48'N / 93°14'W46.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
31.51978-12-03332°28'N / 93°18'W32°32'N / 93°11'W8.30 Miles300 Yards23250K0Webster
31.71952-03-10332°14'N / 93°39'W32°47'N / 93°04'W50.90 Miles650 Yards00250K0De Soto
31.81991-04-12232°26'N / 93°38'W32°30'N / 93°30'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
32.01983-05-19331°36'N / 93°32'W31°37'N / 93°28'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Sabine
32.01991-04-12232°25'N / 93°41'W32°26'N / 93°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
32.31999-01-01232°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.
32.71974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°43'N / 93°26'W26.00 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Sabine
32.91950-02-12431°58'N / 94°00'W32°21'N / 93°46'W29.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
33.11985-04-23232°14'N / 93°52'W32°14'N / 93°51'W0.50 Mile200 Yards000K0Caddo
33.11957-11-07232°24'N / 93°42'W32°32'N / 93°32'W13.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Caddo
33.31953-05-16231°59'N / 93°00'W32°06'N / 92°32'W28.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
33.41974-03-20331°49'N / 92°57'W31°55'N / 92°40'W20.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Winn
33.61957-11-16331°34'N / 93°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Sabine
33.72009-04-09232°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.
33.71999-01-01232°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.
33.91950-02-12432°21'N / 93°46'W32°28'N / 93°42'W9.00 Miles100 Yards940250K0Caddo
34.91965-02-11332°20'N / 93°50'W32°29'N / 93°41'W13.60 Miles117 Yards00250K0Caddo
35.22000-04-23332°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.
35.91987-11-15332°17'N / 93°52'W32°29'N / 93°45'W20.00 Miles500 Yards07325.0M0Caddo
35.91954-04-30231°30'N / 93°36'W31°35'N / 93°20'W16.70 Miles100 Yards1625K0Sabine
36.61965-02-11332°29'N / 93°41'W32°31'N / 93°39'W3.30 Miles117 Yards00250K0Bossier
37.21987-11-15332°06'N / 94°02'W32°17'N / 93°52'W13.00 Miles500 Yards12325.0M0De Soto
37.21992-11-03332°27'N / 93°06'W32°34'N / 92°54'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Bienville
37.51965-02-11332°12'N / 94°01'W32°20'N / 93°50'W14.20 Miles117 Yards03250K0Caddo
38.02010-11-29431°47'N / 92°48'W31°57'N / 92°39'W14.00 Miles400 Yards00750K0KWinn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees were snapped near the intersection of Collier and Water Well Roads. The tornado then crossed Gum Springs Road, where it completely destroyed one well-built two story brick home and an adjacent brick garage. The home was approximately 4000 sq. ft in size, built in 1997, and its destruction was the basis of the EF-4 rating. Many of the nearby trees were completely snapped, with several near the home snapped off at the base. One single wide mobile home was also destroyed, with its remnants blown into a wooded area about 300 yards away. Another nearby home was moderately damaged, while two other homes suffered minor damage. The tornado then crossed into an open field, before entering a heavily wooded area, traveling northeast across Highways 84 and 167, where sporadic minor tree damage was observed just west and north of Winnfield. Maximum winds are estimated around 170 mph, with a maximum width of 400 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A potent...upper level short wave accompanied a prefrontal feature during the afternoon hours of November 29th across north central Louisiana. These thunderstorms developed in a weakly unstable airmass across the region. However...there was strong wind shear present...especially in the lowest 3 kilometers of the atmosphere. A broken line of thunderstorms developed across east central Texas into northwest Louisiana along the prefrontal trough axis. These thunderstorms quickly became supercells. One of these storms produced a significant tornado in Winn Parish which traveled northeast and dropped again in southern Ouachita Parish. Other storms downed powerlines in northwest Louisiana and minor flooding problems.
38.21999-04-03331°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.
38.31984-05-02332°17'N / 94°01'W32°18'N / 93°50'W11.00 Miles250 Yards0925.0M0Caddo
38.31968-03-11232°18'N / 92°45'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Jackson
38.51996-01-23232°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.
38.81982-04-25332°13'N / 94°02'W32°14'N / 93°54'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0De Soto
38.81982-04-25332°13'N / 94°02'W32°14'N / 93°54'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0De Soto
38.91965-12-11232°21'N / 93°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Caddo
39.11996-01-23232°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.
39.12000-04-23232°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.
39.21957-01-22332°36'N / 93°30'W1.70 Miles167 Yards39250K0Bossier
39.21980-04-11232°20'N / 93°55'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Caddo
39.31961-09-12332°14'N / 92°42'W2.00 Miles400 Yards537250K0Jackson
39.31978-04-17232°27'N / 93°49'W32°30'N / 93°45'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0142.5M0Caddo
39.61964-04-24332°31'N / 93°44'W32°32'N / 93°42'W2.30 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Bossier
39.61983-05-19331°52'N / 92°55'W31°53'N / 92°28'W23.00 Miles500 Yards01025.0M0Winn
40.11978-12-03432°30'N / 93°45'W32°34'N / 93°41'W6.20 Miles400 Yards2266250.0M0Bossier
40.22009-10-29232°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.
40.22009-05-03232°04'N / 92°39'W32°05'N / 92°39'W2.00 Miles399 Yards023.0M0KWinn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous homes were damaged in the town of Dodson with several completely destroyed. One mobile home was picked up and moved 30 feet west of its original location where it was destroyed with parts of the frame wrapped around a neighboring home. The two injuries occurred in the destroyed home. Approximately 27 mobile homes and 11 built in place structures in the center of Dodson sustained severe damage from snapped or falling trees and/or wind damage. A mobile home in the center of Dodson was rolled off its foundation and destroyed. The tornado touched down on the southwest side of town along US 167 and moved northward 1.5 miles before lifting along State Route 1235. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very unstable airmass developed across the four state region during the afternoon hours of May 2nd. A weak cold front had moved southward during the morning hours into southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas and had stalled. A weak shortwave moved into the Texas Hill County and produced enough lift...along with the development of a strong low level jet...for strong to severe thunderstorms to erupt across the region. The storms initially developed as supercells...producing large hail and isolated tornadoes but then evolved into a squall line. Strong straight line winds accompanied the squall line with winds in excess of 100 mph reported with some storms. There were also isolated tornadoes reported within the squall line itself. Damage was extensive across the region but overnight...the repeated training of storms resulted in a widespread flash flooding event. Numerous counties and parishes were flooded with rainfall amounts in excess of 6 inches in a 12 hour period common. By the time the event ended...there were five different line echo wave patterns that developed across the four state region the afternoon of May 2nd through the morning hours of May 3rd.
40.91982-04-25332°38'N / 93°23'W32°39'N / 93°16'W10.00 Miles500 Yards01250K0Webster
41.51965-02-11332°11'N / 94°02'W32°12'N / 94°01'W1.90 Miles117 Yards00250K0De Soto
43.41964-04-24332°26'N / 94°02'W32°31'N / 93°44'W18.30 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Caddo
43.41950-05-01231°33'N / 92°54'W31°34'N / 92°51'W3.60 Miles100 Yards07250K0Natchitoches
43.52009-10-29232°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.
43.61965-07-11232°31'N / 92°50'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Lincoln
43.71999-04-03231°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.
43.71987-11-15332°00'N / 94°08'W32°06'N / 94°02'W8.00 Miles200 Yards052.5M0Panola
43.81958-11-14232°39'N / 93°24'W32°43'N / 93°21'W5.60 Miles30 Yards0125K0Webster
44.01952-02-19232°21'N / 94°00'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0525K0Caddo
44.11950-02-12432°28'N / 93°42'W32°51'N / 93°26'W30.70 Miles100 Yards937250K0Bossier
44.21986-11-07232°11'N / 92°39'W32°21'N / 92°36'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
44.32009-04-09232°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.
44.31982-04-25332°39'N / 93°16'W32°40'N / 92°55'W13.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Claiborne
44.81999-04-03432°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).
44.81973-01-21231°50'N / 94°08'W31°53'N / 94°00'W8.70 Miles200 Yards03250K0Shelby
45.21999-04-03332°36'N / 93°05'W32°42'N / 92°58'W8.50 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Claiborne
 Brief Description: The tornado developed from a supercell which developed as a favourable upper level jet pattern and an unstable atmosphere moved over the area. Two mobile homes completely destroyed and two cars levitated and rolled. About 10 homes heavily damaged. Numerous large trees uprooted or snapped.
45.81964-04-05232°28'N / 92°47'W32°30'N / 92°42'W5.40 Miles83 Yards0025K0Lincoln
46.21976-02-17231°43'N / 94°14'W31°55'N / 93°55'W23.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Shelby
46.41967-01-26231°24'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Grant
46.51976-03-30231°23'N / 93°12'W31°29'N / 92°50'W22.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
46.61984-05-02232°25'N / 92°47'W32°30'N / 92°37'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Jackson
46.91999-04-03432°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
47.21976-03-30231°22'N / 93°13'W31°23'N / 93°12'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sabine
47.51978-12-03332°42'N / 93°33'W32°45'N / 93°26'W7.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Bossier
48.61953-05-16232°18'N / 92°45'W32°18'N / 92°22'W22.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Jackson
48.81987-11-15331°52'N / 94°11'W32°00'N / 94°08'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0152.5M0Shelby
48.81953-03-22231°06'N / 93°13'W31°42'N / 92°48'W48.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Vernon
48.91976-03-30231°19'N / 93°24'W31°22'N / 93°13'W11.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Vernon
49.01978-12-03332°32'N / 93°11'W32°50'N / 92°44'W33.40 Miles150 Yards000K0Claiborne
49.12000-04-23232°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.
49.21976-03-30231°22'N / 93°05'W31°30'N / 92°45'W21.70 Miles33 Yards01250K0Natchitoches
49.71977-03-28232°06'N / 92°32'W32°09'N / 92°27'W6.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Winn
49.72010-01-20332°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.
49.71961-09-13232°22'N / 94°06'W023K0Panola
49.81991-02-18232°22'N / 94°05'W32°24'N / 94°06'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Panola


* 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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