191  
NOUS44 KSHV 032215  
PNSSHV  
ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-  
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-040915-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
515 PM CDT WED SEP 3 2014  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY COMPLETED FOR DE SOTO AND RED RIVER PARISHES IN  
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA FOR A TORNADO DURING THE AFTERNOON ON  
SEPTEMBER 2 2014...  
   
OVERVIEW
 
 
AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON LA COUPE ROAD...WHERE IT PEELED BACK  
THE METAL ROOF OF A BARN. THIS TORNADO ALSO SNAPPED NUMEROUS LARGE  
LIMBS...SOME OF WHICH LANDED ON A HOME BEFORE CONTINUING EAST ACROSS  
THE INTERNATIONAL PAPER PLANT. PORTIONS OF THE METAL WALLS AND ROOF  
AT THE IP PLANT WERE PEELED BACK...WITH SEVERAL TREES SNAPPED...ONE  
CAR FLIPPED OVER...AND NUMEROUS CAR WINDOWS BLOWN OUT. THE TORNADO  
CONTINUED EAST ACROSS SAMPLE ROAD BEFORE ENTERING WESTERN RED RIVER  
PARISH. THIS TORNADO TRACKED ACROSS MAINLY OPEN PASTURE NORTH OF  
HIGHWAY 509...SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 1. THE  
TORNADO LIFTED JUST EAST OF HIGHWAY 1 BEFORE CROSSING THE RED RIVER.  
THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS 350 YARDS...WITH A TOTAL PATH LENGTH OF 6  
MILES.  
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 350 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: SEP 2 2014  
START TIME: 2:09 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF MANSFIELD LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.1474 / -93.5826  
 
END DATE: SEP 2 2014  
END TIME: 2:24 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 10 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF HALL SUMMIT LA  
END_LAT/LON: 32.1483 / -93.4793  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES  
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
WCM/15  
 
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