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Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
658 AM CST TUE FEB 23 2016

GMZ530-532-534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577-LAZ034>037-
039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-240100-
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
LAKE BORGNE-CHANDELEUR SOUND-BRETON SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA FROM 20 TO
60 NM-POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-
WASHINGTON-ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-
EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-
ORLEANS-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA-
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-PEARL RIVER-
HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
658 AM CST TUE FEB 23 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA...SOUTH MISSISSIPPI AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A VERY POTENT SYSTEM WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REGION TODAY AND
TONIGHT. A MODERATE RISK HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MUCH OF THE OUTLOOK
AREA WHILE THE REMAINDER IS UNDER AN ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE
STORMS. THE LOCATION WITH THE GREATEST RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER
WILL BE ALONG AND NORTH OF THE I-10 CORRIDOR. THE INGREDIENTS
WILL BE IN PLACE FOR ALL MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER INCLUDING
TORNADOES AND A FEW MAYBE BE STRONG. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS
OF 80 MPH ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL. THE MAIN TIMING FOR SEVERE STORMS
APPEARS TO BE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA FROM
MID MORNING TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY AND GALE WARNING PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. PLEASE SEE THOSE PRODUCTS FOR MORE
INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

IMPACTS ON THE COASTAL WATERS WILL CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY AND THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POSSIBLY INTO THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER WILL
LIKELY BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS.

$$

CAB




Wind Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
245 AM CST TUE FEB 23 2016

...WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. EXPECT
SUSTAINED WINDS IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE. WINDS WILL REMAIN
ELEVATED TONIGHT AND POSSIBLY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR PORTIONS
OF THE AREA.

LAZ034>037-039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-231645-
/O.CON.KLIX.WI.Y.0004.160223T1600Z-160224T1200Z/
POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-WASHINGTON-
ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-
LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-
UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-ORLEANS-
UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA-
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-PEARL RIVER-
HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW ROADS...LIVONIA...
ST. FRANCISVILLE...JACKSON...CLINTON...GREENSBURG...MONTPELIER...
BOGALUSA...FRANKLINTON...SLIDELL...MANDEVILLE...COVINGTON...
LACOMBE...PLAQUEMINE...WHITE CASTLE...PORT ALLEN...ADDIS...
BRUSLY...BATON ROUGE...GONZALES...DONALDSONVILLE...
DENHAM SPRINGS...WALKER...PIERRE PART...LABADIEVILLE...
PAINCOURTVILLE...LUTCHER...GRAMERCY...LAPLACE...RESERVE...
THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...DESTREHAN...NORCO...METAIRIE...
KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...VIOLET...
HOUMA...BAYOU CANE...CHAUVIN...DULAC...MONTEGUT...GALLIANO...
CUT OFF...GOLDEN MEADOW...PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...YSCLOSKEY...
AMITE...KENTWOOD...HAMMOND...PONCHATOULA...CENTREVILLE...
WOODVILLE...GLOSTER...LIBERTY...CROSBY...MCCOMB...TYLERTOWN...
PICAYUNE...BAY ST. LOUIS...WAVELAND...DIAMONDHEAD...GULFPORT...
BILOXI...PASCAGOULA...OCEAN SPRINGS...MOSS POINT...GAUTIER...
ST. MARTIN
245 AM CST TUE FEB 23 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...WINDS WILL BEGIN STRENGTHENING DURING THE MORNING
TUESDAY AND WILL BE STRONGEST TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AS
HIGH AS 40 MPH.

* DURATION...24 TO 36 HOURS OF STRONG WINDS.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS LIKE
TRASH CANS AND LIGHT WEIGHT OUTDOOR FURNITURE. SUDDEN GUSTS OF
WIND WILL MAKE DRIVING ON SOME BRIDGES AND ELEVATED ROADWAYS
DIFFICULT AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 26 TO 39 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. ADDITIONALLY...BE SURE
TO SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS LIKE TRASH CANS AND LIGHT WEIGHT OUTDOOR
FURNITURE AS WINDS CAN BLOW THESE ITEMS AROUND CAUSING DAMAGE.

&&

$$

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Yup it did rough:

https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=20...S44-PNSLIX


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA
842 PM CST THU FEB 25 2016

Quote:PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA
957 PM CST THU FEB 25 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/23/2016 TORNADO EVENT...

...13 TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...

.OVERVIEW...ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23...NUMEROUS SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
AFFECTED SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI. 13 TORNADOES
HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED. THIS INFORMATION IS CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AND
MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS.

2/26/16 - CORRECTION TO MAX WIND SPEED FOR LIVINGSTON TORNADO (#4)
2/26/16 - CORRECTION TO MAX WIND SPEED AND EF-SCALE RATING OF AKERS
TORNADO (#10)

.TORNADO #1 - JEFFERSON PARISH/KENNER...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 1111 AM CST
START LOCATION: KENNER
START LAT/LON: 29.98 / -90.27

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 1113 AM CST
END LOCATION: KENNER
END LAT/LON: 29.98 / -90.26

SURVEY SUMMARY:
TORNADO BEGAN NEAR AUDUBON COURT AND THIRD STREET JUST NORTH OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER. AT THIS LOCATION A HOME LOST SOME SHINGLES AND
AND A BRACED POWER POLE WAS DOWN. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST
AND REMOVED A PORTION OF THE ROOF OF A HOME...WHERE WINDS WERE
ESTIMATED AT 80MPH OR EF1 DAMAGE. PARTS OF OTHER AWNING ROOFING TIN
HAD MINOR DAMAGE. A STORAGE BUILDING AND AN ELEVATED A/C UNIT WERE
BLOWN OVER ON MOREY STREET. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND
SNAPPED A TREE NEAR FORTIER STREET AND POLLOCK PLAZA. NO ADDITIONAL
DAMAGE WAS FOUND NORTHEAST OF THIS POINT.

.TORNADO #2 IBERVILLE PARISH/WHITE CASTLE #1...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 1120 AM CST
START LOCATION: 3.4 SW WHITE CASTLE
START LAT/LON: 30.1324 / -91.1811

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 1125 AM CST
END LOCATION: 0.6 W WHITE CASTLE
END LAT/LON: 30.1751 / -91.1557

SURVEY SUMMARY:
INTERMITTENT DAMAGE ALONG A 3.3 MILE TRACK WAS FOUND. DAMAGE
CONSISTED OF PEELED BACK TIN ROOFS...DAMAGE TO POWER LINES...
AND DOWNING LARGE TREE BRANCHES.

.TORNADO #3 - ASCENSION PARISH/PRAIRIEVILLE...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 1208 PM CST
START LOCATION: 1.1 NW PRAIRIEVILLE
START LAT/LON: 30.3176 / -90.9804

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 1213 PM CST
END LOCATION: 2.4 NW PRAIRIEVILLE
END LAT/LON: 30.3389 / -90.9695

SURVEY SUMMARY:
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST BEFORE THE GOLD'S GYM. DAMAGE TO THE GYM
WAS FROM THE METAL ROOF PEELING BACK EXPOSING THE EXTERIOR WALL TO
THE FORCE OF THE WIND PUSHING IT DOWN. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED HWY
61 AND HIT SEVERAL BUSINESS DOING ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE. THE GARAGE
DOORS WERE PUSHED IN A LOCAL CAR MECHANIC SHOP AND KNOCKED OVER THE
POPYES'S CHICKEN SIGN. THE TORNADO CONTINUED INTO A RESIDENTIAL
AREA DAMAGING ROOFS...SHEDS... AND PATIOS. ALL THE DAMAGE WAS RATED
AT EF0.

.TORNADO #4 - LIVINGSTON PARISH/LIVINGSTON...

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 0.25 MILES
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 1242 PM CST
START LOCATION: LIVINGSTON
START LAT/LON: 30.4960 / -90.7592

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 1251 PM CST
END LOCATION: LIVINGSTON
END LAT/LON: 30.5462 / -90.7156

SURVEY SUMMARY:
TORNADO BEGAN IN A WOODED AREA BETWEEN GRANTHAM AND MCLIN ROADS
SOUTHWEST OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON. THE TORNADO SNAPPED MULTIPLE
TREES AND PRODUCED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE ON ONE HOME WITH A RATING OF
EF1 AS IT CROSSED MCLIN ROAD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND
BEGAN INTENSIFYING AND EXPANDING IN WIDTH. AS IT REACHED CIRCLE
DRIVE THE TORNADO BEGAN PRODUCING EF2 DAMAGE. ONE HOME ON CIRCLE
DRIVE AND ANOTHER ON WEST RAILROAD STREET HAD THEIR ROOFS REMOVED
WITH EXTERIOR WALLS REMAINING INTACT. A GOOSENECK CAR OR TRACTOR
HAULING TRAILER WAS LIFTED...FLIPPED...AND SET DOWN ON TOP OF LARGE
STORAGE CONTAINERS. MANY TREES IN THIS GENERAL AREA WERE EITHER
SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. THE WIDTH OF THE TORNADO AT THIS POINT WAS
APPROXIMATELY 325 YARDS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST OVER A
WOODED AREA UNTIL REACHING NORTH WILLOW STREET. THIS IS THE LOCATION
WHERE IT IS BELIEVED THE TORNADO WAS AT ITS STRONGEST INTENSITY AND
WIDEST WIDTH. A HOME'S ROOF WAS COMPLETELY TORN OFF WITH MOST
EXTERIOR WALLS STILL STANDING. THE TOP HALF OF THE CHIMNEY WAS
COMPLETELY GONE. THE ONLY ROOM WITH A SHEETROCK CEILING SOMEWHAT
STILL INTACT WAS THE BATHROOM. ALL TREES HAD SOME DAMAGE VARYING
FROM BEING UPROOTED TO SNAPPED. ONE UPROOTED SOFTWOOD WAS
APPROXIMATELY 4 FEET IN DIAMETER. A RATING OF EF2 WITH 125 MPH WINDS
WAS GIVEN AT THIS POINT BASED ON HOME CONSTRUCTION/DAMAGE AND TREE
DAMAGE. THE WIDTH AT THIS POINT WAS 625 YARDS OR OVER 1/3 OF A MILE.
ALL HOUSES IN THE VICINITY OF THE MAIN HOME DAMAGED HAD SOME SORT OF
ROOF DAMAGE BUT ON EF1 SCALE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND
BEGAN WEAKENING. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED
NORTH DOYLE ROAD NEAR EDGAR MIZELL ROAD PRODUCING EF1 DAMAGE WITH
SPEED RATING OF 95 MPH. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED SHORTLY NORTHEAST OF
THIS POINT WITH NO OTHER DAMAGE FOUND.

.TORNADO #5 ST. HELENA PARISH/MONTPELIER...

RATING: EF-0
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.75 MILES
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SURVEY SUMMARY:
DAMAGE WAS MAINLY TO AN UNSECURED TRAILER AND TO SOME WEAK
TREES. ADDITIONAL SPECIFICS WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER TIME.

.TORNADO #6 - IBERVILLE PARISH/WHITE CASTLE #2...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 310 PM CST
START LOCATION: 3.8 SW WHITE CASTLE
START LAT/LON: 30.1199 / -91.1733

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 313 PM CST
END LOCATION: 3.5 SW WHITE CASTLE
END LAT/LON: 30.1348 / -91.1723

SURVEY SUMMARY:
DAMAGE CONSISTED OF GARAGE DOORS BLOWN IN...SOME LIGHT ROOF
DAMAGE AND SHEDS DEMOLISHED.

.TORNADO #7 - ASSUMPTION AND ST. JAMES PARISHES...

RATING: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 140 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 21 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 350 YARDS
FATALITIES: 2
INJURIES: APPROX 75

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 321 PM CST
START LOCATION: 2 SW PAINCOURTVILLE
|START LAT/LON: 29.9903 / -91.0794

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 342 PM CST
END LOCATION: 8 NE CONVENT
END LAT/LON: 30.1250 / -90.7697

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A STRONG TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST OF PAINCOURTVILLE,
ASSUMPTION PARISH AND MOVED NORTHEAST FOR 12 MILES AND CROSSED THE
MS RIVER INTO ST JAMES PARISH. THE STRONG TORNADO CONTINUED
NORTHEAST FOR ANOTHER 8 MILES, WITH THE LAST VISIBLE DAMAGE ON
AIRLINE HIGHWAY ABOUT 7 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF CONVENT. IN
ASSUMPTION PARISH - SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO RESIDENTIAL AND
BUSINESS STRUCTURES IN THE PAINCOURTVILLE AREA IN THE VICINITY OF
THE JUNCTION OF LA HIGHWAY 1/ LA 308/ LA 70. EF2 SCALE DAMAGE WAS
NOTED IN THIS AREA WITH CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO SMALL TWO STORY
APARTMENT BUILDING, HARDWARE STORE AND COMMERCIAL BUSINESS. A
TRACTOR TRAILER WAS ALSO OVERTURNED AT A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS IN THIS
AREA. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST ALONG LA 1/LA 308 CAUSING MAJOR
DAMAGE TO AN AREA OF SMALL FRAME HOUSES AND MOBILE HOMES, WITH MOST
DAMAGE IN THE EF1 AREA. FURTHER TO NORTHEAST, THE 2ND FLOOR OF WELL-
CONSTRUCTED BRICK STRUCTURE WAS NEARLY REMOVED. A LOW END EF3 SCALE
RATING OF 140MPH WAS ASSIGNED TO THIS DAMAGE. THE RESIDENTS OF THIS
STRUCTURE HAD TAKEN SHELTER IN THE LOWEST FLOOR OF AN INTERIOR AREA
AND WERE NOT INJURED. FURTHER NORTHEAST , TWO SMALL FRAME HOMES ON
PIERS WERE SWEPT OFF THEIR FOUNDATION AND DESTROYED. NONE OF THE
OCCUPANTS WERE AT EITHER OF THESE RESIDENCES AT THE TIME. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRAVEL NORTHEAST CROSSING THE MS RIVER WITH
CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE IN THE BATTURE AREA OF THE RIVER. OVERALL,
ASSUMPTION PARISH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED THE FOLLOWING
DAMAGE...45 STRUCTURES DESTROYED OR NOT SALVAGEABLE...22 STRUCTURES
MAJOR DAMAGE, 22 STRUCTURES MODERATE DAMAGE, AFTER CROSSING THE MS
RIVER THE DAMAGE PATH WAS QUITE WIDE AT THIS POINT AND MOVED THROUGH
THE SUGAR HILL RV PARK WHERE NUMEROUS TRAVEL TRAILERS WERE TOSSED
AND DESTROYED. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED IN THIS
AREA, WITH A DAMAGE WIDTH OF 350 YARDS. TWO FATALITIES OCCURRED AT
THE RV PARK, 31 WERE TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL FACILITIES, WITH 7 OF
THOSE LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITIONS ON ARRIVAL. ANOTHER 25 TO 50
WERE INJURED, AND TREATED AT THE SCENE OR SELF TRANSPORTED TO
MEDICAL CARE. AN EF SCALE RATING OF AN UPPER END EF2 WAS ASSIGNED
TO THIS AREA WITH MAX WIND OF 125 MPH. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO
TRACK NORTHEAST AND CROSSED LA HIGHWAY 3125 WITH TREES SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED IN A 200 YARD PATH. A RESIDENCE SUFFERED MINOR PROPERTY
DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT CROSSED US HIGHWAY 61 WITH TREE
LIMBS SNAPPED AND A FEW TREES UPROOTED IN A MORE NARROW PATH. NO
DAMAGE TO TREES WAS NOTED ALONG INTERSTATE 10 TO THE NORTHEAST.
RADAR ALSO INDICATED THAT THE PARENT MESOCYCLONE CIRCULATION
WEAKENED CONSIDERABLE IN THE VICINITY OF US 61 OR AIRLINE HIGHWAY.
ST JAMES PARISH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PRELIMINARILY REPORTED 25 TO 50
HOMES WERE TOTAL LOSSES AND PUBLIC HOUSING COMPLEX HAD MAJOR DAMAGE.

.TORNADO #8 - NORTHERN PEARL RIVER COUNTY...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 350 PM CST
START LOCATION: 5.6 E ANGIE
START LAT/LON: 30.9659 / -89.7902

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 354 PM CST
END LOCATION: 6.6 NE ANGIE
END LAT/LON: 31.0021 / -89.7052

SURVEY SUMMARY:
TORNADO WAS SURVEYED BY WFO JACKSON. DAMAGE CONSISTED OF A MOBILE
HOME SHIFTED OFF ITS FOUNDATION AND TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES SNAPPED.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED INTO LAMAR COUNTY.

.TORNADO #9 - CENTRAL PEARL RIVER COUNTY...

RATING: EF-1
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 7.7 MILES
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SURVEY SUMMARY:
DAMAGE TO TREES AND STRUCTURES CONSISTENT WITH A LOW END EF-1.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFICS WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER TIME.

.TORNADO #10 - ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH/AKERS...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: ESTIMATED 3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 415 PM CST
START LOCATION: AKERS
START LAT/LON: 30.2195 / -90.4354

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 417 PM CST
END LOCATION: AKERS
END LAT/LON: 30.2266 / -90.3833

SURVEY SUMMARY:
TORNADIC WATERSPOUT CAME ASHORE SNAPPING CYPRUS TREES NEAR AKERS.
THE TORNADO CROSSED I-55 AT MILE MARKER 12 WHERE MULTIPLE SNAPPED
CYPRUS TREES WERE NOTED.

.TORNADO #11 - ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH/LAPLACE...

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 17

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 432 PM CST
START LOCATION: LAPLACE
START LAT/LON: 30.0732 / -90.5067

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 444 PM CST
END LOCATION: LAPLACE
END LAT/LON: 30.3831 / -90.1594

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE NEW WINE FELLOWSHIP...REMOVING
MUCH OF ITS ROOF COVERING. IT SNAPPED POWER POLES AS IT MOVED
ACROSS AIRLINE HIGHWAY AND THEN MOVED INTO A RETAIL AREA WHERE
IT BLEW OUT WINDOWS AND REMOVED ROOF COVERING AND FACIA FROM
SEVERAL BUILDINGS. THE TORNADO WAS AT ITS WIDEST AROUND THIS
TIME WITH A WIDTH OF 250 YDS. DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS CONSISTENT
WITH EF-1 WIND SPEEDS. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST INTO
THE CARROLLWOOD AREA CAUSING A BROAD AREA OF EF-0 AND EF-1 DAMAGE.
LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE...
MOSTLY CONSISTING OF LOSS OF SHINGLES AND SOME DECKING. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE RIVERLAND HEIGHTS
SUBDIVISION. THE MOST SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS ALONG
GREENWOOD DRIVE WHERE THE TORNADO WAS MOVING ROUGHLY PARALLEL
TO THE STREET. MANY HOMES SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE AND A FEW LOST
PORTIONS OF THE ROOF STRUCTURE. 2 HOMES SUFFERED THE COLLAPSE OF
A SINGLE EXTERIOR WALL...BUT IT WAS NOTED THAT THE DAMAGE WAS
LIKELY A RESULT OF GARAGE DOOR FAILURES ALLOWING THE WIND TO LIFT
THE ROOF OFF FROM INSIDE AND THEN PUSHING THE EXPOSED WALL OUT.
VERY LITTLE DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO THE TOPS OF THE STANDING WALLS
DESPITE THE ENTIRE ROOF BEING TORN AWAY. THE TORNADO CONTRACTED
SLIGHTLY WITH A WIDTH OF APPROXIMATELY 200 YDS AT THIS POINT.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD AND INTENSIFIED A BIT AS IT
REACHED THE CAMBRIDGE AREA. IN THIS AREA...A NARROW STRETCH OF EF-2
DAMAGE WAS NOTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HERITAGE COVE AND VIRGINIA
COLONY AVE. HERE...A FEW HOMES AND DUPLEXES SUFFERED PARTIAL TO TOTAL
LOSS OF ROOF STRUCTURE AND DECKING...PARTIAL EXTERIOR WALL FAILURES
AND BLOWN OUT WINDOWS. THIS DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH NO APPARENT FAILURES
OF PATIOS/PORCHES OR GARAGES. WE BELIEVE THE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA TO
BE CONSISTENT WITH PEAK WINDS AROUND 115 TO 120 MPH. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVED THROUGH A WOODED AREA AND
EMERGED INTO THE PALMETTO AND INDIGO ESTATES SUBDIVISIONS. THIS IS
WHERE THE WORST DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH OCCURRED. NEAR THE INTERSECTION
OF NICOLE AND GAIL STREETS...2 SINGLE STORY HOMES SUFFERED COMPLETE
ROOF LOSS AS WELL AS TOTAL FAILURE OF MOST EXTERIOR WALLS. A THIRD
HOME LOST ABOUT HALF OF ITS SECOND FLOOR. DAMAGE IN THIS AREA IS
CONSISTENT WITH A STRONG EF-2 WIND SPEEDS NEAR 130 MPH. 2 OTHER HOMES
ON SAWGRASS DRIVE SUFFERED TOTAL ROOF LOSS AND PARTIAL FAILURE OF
EXTERIOR WALLS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD CAUSING DAMAGE TO
A LARGE METAL BUILDING AT WHICH POINT THE TORNADO BEGAN TO RAPIDLY
WEAKEN. IT CROSSED INTERSTATES 10 AND 55 CAUSING DAMAGE TO TREES AND
THE LAST DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED NEAR FRENIER ROAD AND US HWY 51 WHERE A
LIGHT POLE WAS SNAPPED AND TREE BRANCHES WERE BROKEN.

.TORNADO #12 - ST. TAMMANY PARISH/MADISONVILLE...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 441 PM CST
START LOCATION: MADISONVILLE
START LAT/LON: 30.3779 / -90.1613

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 442 PM CST
END LOCATION: MADISONVILLE
END LAT/LON: 30.3831 / -90.1594

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADIC WATERSPOUT MOVED ONSHORE FROM LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AT
THE END OF HIGHWAY 1077...PRODUCING A SHORT PATH OF DAMAGE.
AN OPEN AIR COAST GUARD BOAT SHED EXPERIENCED COLUMN AND ROOF
FAILURE AND A BAR HAD MINOR FASCIA DAMAGE. NO DAMAGE TO POWER
POLES OR TREES WAS NOTED IN THE AREA. NO DAMAGE WAS NOTED ACROSS
THE TCHEFUNCTE RIVER. DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A 65 MPH EF-0 TORNADO.

.TORNADO #13 - ST. TAMMANY PARISH/LACOMBE...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.25 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: FEB 23 2016
START TIME: 513 PM CST
START LOCATION: LACOMBE
START LAT/LON: 30.3218 / -90.5067

END DATE: FEB 23 2016
END TIME: 515 PM CST
END LOCATION: LACOMBE
END LAT/LON: 30.3264 / -89.9451

SURVEY SUMMARY:
TORNADO BEGAN NEAR A PLANT NURSERY AT POWELL STREET
AND PICHON STREET. EF-0 DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THIS AREA...MAINLY IN
THE FORM OF DAMAGED PLASTIC GREENHOUSES AND A FEW UPROOTED SOFTWOOD
PINE TREES. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED HIGHWAY 190 AND PROCEEDED
ON A NORTHEAST TRACK THROUGH A WOODED AREA BEFORE PRODUCING MINOR
DAMAGE TO TWO MOBILE HOMES ON NORTH 25TH STREET. BUSTED WINDOWS AND
DAMAGED UNDERSKIRTING WAS NOTED IN THIS AREA. THIS DAMAGE IS
CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-0 TORNADO. AFTER PASSING OVER NORTH 25TH
STREET...THE TORNADO CUT NORTHEAST THROUGH ANOTHER WOODED AREA
PRODUCING ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST
AND THEN DAMAGED HOMES ON GITZ ROAD...TAG A LONG ROAD...HELTEMES LANE...
CLOVERLAND DRIVE...AND FISH HATCHERY ROAD. DAMAGE CONSISTED OF SHINGLES
REMOVED FROM ROOFS...SIDING AND FACIA DAMAGE...AND UPROOTED SOFTWOOD
AND HARDWOOD TREES. ALL OF THIS DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN
EF-0 TORNADO WITH WINDS OF BETWEEN 75 AND 80 MPH.

.THUNDERSTORM WIND #1 - ST. CHARLES PARISH/BAYOU GAUCHE...

SURVEY SUMMARY:
NWS SURVEY INVESTIGATED DAMAGE REPORTS IN BAYOU GAUCHE. DAMAGE
CONSISTED OF A GARAGE DOOR BLOWN OUT AND DAMAGE TO A FENCE ON
BEAU PLAZA BLVD. VINYL SIDING DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED ON GRAND
BAYOU RD. THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.


.THUNDERSTORM WIND #2 - ST. CHARLES PARISH/BOUTTE AND AMA...
SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE SURVEY TEAM WAS UNABLE TO FIND DAMAGE IN BOUTTE. A HOME IN AMA HAD
ITS PATIO COVER LIFTED OVER THE HOUSE...AND DROPPED IN FRONT OF THE
HOUSE. THE DAMAGE WAS FOUND TO BE DUE TO STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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02-26-2016, 09:36 AM
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RE: Batten down the hatches! today could get nasty....
where I am along the coast, we only had 3 bad cells but the winds coming off the gulf didn't stop until the next day. Constant winds with gusts that rattled my house.

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