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

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Earthquake Index, #572

Rhinehart, 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

Rhinehart, 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, #374

Rhinehart, LA
200.85
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 2,191 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Rhinehart, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:161Hail:682Heat:7Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:1,278Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:2
Other:38 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Rhinehart, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 85 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Rhinehart, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.22000-04-23231°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.
6.31950-05-02231°33'N / 91°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards15250K0Catahoula
10.41983-03-04231°38'N / 92°12'W31°42'N / 92°09'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0La Salle
11.82007-02-24231°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.
13.31969-12-29331°30'N / 91°51'W31°32'N / 91°48'W4.10 Miles183 Yards02250K0Catahoula
13.72008-12-09231°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.
15.32007-02-24231°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.
16.82006-05-10231°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.
17.91974-06-07231°48'N / 91°50'W31°50'N / 91°44'W6.50 Miles40 Yards0025K0Catahoula
18.81974-10-28231°36'N / 91°42'W31°43'N / 91°40'W8.40 Miles27 Yards01625K0Concordia
19.82007-02-24231°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.
20.41992-11-21231°28'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Catahoula
20.61992-11-21331°28'N / 91°43'W31°30'N / 91°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Concordia
22.01953-12-03431°43'N / 92°24'W31°36'N / 92°21'W8.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Grant
22.31953-12-03431°46'N / 92°21'W31°49'N / 92°19'W4.30 Miles300 Yards2152.5M0La Salle
22.61969-12-29331°32'N / 91°48'W31°43'N / 91°26'W25.00 Miles183 Yards00250K0Concordia
22.72004-11-23331°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
24.31983-05-19331°52'N / 92°18'W31°56'N / 92°15'W5.00 Miles500 Yards13025.0M0St. Helena
24.72004-11-23231°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.
25.61981-06-03231°38'N / 91°34'W0.50 Mile30 Yards003K0Concordia
26.61951-01-06331°26'N / 92°26'W31°32'N / 92°24'W7.30 Miles317 Yards00250K0Grant
26.71983-05-19331°56'N / 92°15'W32°02'N / 92°09'W7.00 Miles500 Yards0525.0M0La Salle
27.22000-11-08231°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.
27.41953-12-03431°35'N / 92°32'W31°43'N / 92°24'W12.20 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Grant
28.11982-09-12331°43'N / 91°32'W2.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Concordia
28.71986-04-12231°59'N / 91°44'W31°59'N / 91°44'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Franklin
29.01983-05-18232°03'N / 92°05'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Caldwell
29.11953-12-03431°23'N / 92°24'W31°26'N / 92°26'W4.10 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Rapides
29.51965-01-22231°14'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles67 Yards0225K0Avoyelles
29.71953-12-03431°26'N / 92°26'W31°35'N / 92°32'W11.90 Miles300 Yards052.5M0Grant
30.21992-11-21331°49'N / 91°36'W31°51'N / 91°29'W2.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Catahoula
30.41983-05-19231°59'N / 91°49'W32°03'N / 91°40'W8.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Franklin
30.81992-11-21231°23'N / 92°26'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0025K0Rapides
31.01972-11-13231°57'N / 91°40'W31°58'N / 91°36'W4.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Franklin
31.81957-10-23231°06'N / 92°18'W31°20'N / 92°09'W18.30 Miles100 Yards1125K0Rapides
32.11991-11-19231°11'N / 92°13'W31°13'N / 92°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
32.31951-01-06331°18'N / 92°28'W31°26'N / 92°26'W9.50 Miles317 Yards011250K0Rapides
32.51992-11-12231°35'N / 92°33'W1.50 Miles57 Yards0025K0Grant
32.51964-11-27231°08'N / 92°00'W31°12'N / 91°55'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
33.72005-09-24331°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.
33.81983-04-01231°47'N / 91°30'W31°53'N / 91°27'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Tensas
33.92000-11-08231°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.
34.01981-06-05331°18'N / 92°28'W31°19'N / 92°24'W4.30 Miles40 Yards0102.5M0Rapides
34.21953-03-22231°42'N / 92°48'W32°09'N / 92°09'W49.20 Miles200 Yards2222.5M0Winn
35.01983-04-01332°07'N / 92°06'W32°10'N / 91°59'W6.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
35.91999-01-21231°18'N / 92°28'W31°18'N / 92°28'W2.00 Miles400 Yards011.0M0Rapides
 Brief Description: A small, yet powerful tornado moved across southern sections of Alexandria. Touching down southwest of Highway 71, the storm moved through the Mayeau subdivision and the MacArthur-Lee business district. The one injury occurred when a man driving down the road had a tree land on his vehicle. Several homes were destroyed, a strip mall lost its entire roof, and at least 30 other homes and businesses received some form of damage. Trees as wide as 15 feet were snapped 20 feet off the ground.
36.21991-11-19231°07'N / 92°15'W31°11'N / 92°13'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rapides
36.61957-11-13231°09'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Rapides
36.71981-06-05231°16'N / 92°27'W0.10 Mile23 Yards0025K0Rapides
37.31982-12-27232°04'N / 91°37'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Franklin
37.81983-05-19332°11'N / 91°59'W2.00 Miles250 Yards06250K0Caldwell
38.51971-06-22331°20'N / 92°33'W0.10 Mile17 Yards00250K0Rapides
39.01957-11-07331°23'N / 92°40'W31°18'N / 92°28'W13.30 Miles67 Yards3162.5M0Rapides
39.41982-09-11231°04'N / 91°58'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Avoyelles
39.61975-04-30232°00'N / 91°54'W32°18'N / 91°30'W31.30 Miles77 Yards0325K0Franklin
40.21973-09-05231°33'N / 91°16'W31°54'N / 91°23'W25.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0East Carroll
40.71973-01-18332°08'N / 92°18'W32°17'N / 92°02'W18.70 Miles73 Yards1225K0Caldwell
41.31976-06-29231°37'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Adams
41.61984-06-07231°02'N / 91°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Avoyelles
42.22001-11-24231°03'N / 91°48'W31°03'N / 91°48'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0350K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring 3 people. One man was thrown from the trailer towards the road in front of the house, and his 15 month old daughter was thrown 50 feet to the right of the trailer. A woman was buried in the rubble. All three suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also blown down.
42.42000-11-08231°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.
42.51976-03-30231°30'N / 92°43'W31°31'N / 92°42'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Grant
42.61990-12-21331°48'N / 91°30'W31°59'N / 91°11'W18.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Tensas
43.61953-12-03431°10'N / 92°49'W31°23'N / 92°24'W28.80 Miles300 Yards0102.5M0Rapides
43.71983-05-19331°52'N / 92°55'W31°53'N / 92°28'W23.00 Miles500 Yards01025.0M0Winn
43.81981-06-05231°06'N / 92°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Rapides
43.91992-11-21231°50'N / 91°25'W31°59'N / 91°14'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
44.11976-03-30231°30'N / 92°45'W31°30'N / 92°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rapides
44.31973-09-05231°31'N / 91°15'W31°33'N / 91°16'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
44.31977-03-28232°06'N / 92°32'W32°09'N / 92°27'W6.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Winn
44.61975-04-29231°09'N / 92°30'W2.00 Miles50 Yards03250K0Rapides
45.42010-11-29431°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.
46.21974-02-18230°58'N / 91°59'W0.50 Mile23 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
46.61992-11-21331°51'N / 91°29'W32°13'N / 91°14'W26.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Tensas
46.91995-03-07232°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.
47.51983-01-31330°56'N / 92°10'W30°59'N / 92°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards12250K0Avoyelles
48.11999-01-21332°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.
48.21983-05-18231°55'N / 91°15'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Tensas
48.62009-05-03232°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.
48.81957-11-07330°58'N / 91°42'W31°00'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles50 Yards05250K0Pointe Coupee
49.21973-01-18332°17'N / 92°02'W32°24'N / 91°44'W19.30 Miles73 Yards0025K0Richland
49.51974-06-07232°15'N / 91°34'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
49.71961-03-30230°57'N / 91°55'W30°54'N / 91°50'W6.20 Miles800 Yards01250K0Avoyelles
49.81983-05-20330°55'N / 91°56'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
50.01974-03-20331°49'N / 92°57'W31°55'N / 92°40'W20.00 Miles200 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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