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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
833 PM CDT THU JUN 20 2019  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/19/19 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT #2
 
 
   
TORNADO #1 - HAWORTH IN MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 88 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.38 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 06/19/2019  
START TIME: 6:24 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: HAWORTH / MCCURTAIN COUNTY / OK  
START LAT/LON: 33.8458 / -94.6576  
 
END DATE: 06/19/2019  
END TIME: 6:26 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: HAWORTH / MCCURTAIN COUNTY / OK  
END LAT/LON: 33.8478 / -94.6515  
 
SUMMARY: A POTENT SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A WEAK AND  
SHORT-LIVED TORNADO IN DOWNTOWN HAWORTH. THE TORNADO  
BEGAN ON THE WEST SIDE OF TOWN NEAR CHOCTAW AVENUE AND LIFTED  
JUST EAST OF ELM STREET NEAR THE CENTER OF TOWN. MOST OF THE  
DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO TREES, BUT ONE UPROOTED TREE FELL UPON A  
RESIDENCE AND CAUSED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE PATTERN  
HAD STRONG INDICATIONS OF CIRCULATION, WHICH DIFFERENTIATED THIS  
WEAK TORNADIC DAMAGE FROM MORE WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT-LINE WIND  
DAMAGE PRODUCED BY THE SAME CELL A HANDFUL OF MINUTES LATER.  
 
A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO MCCURTAIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  
FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING DAMAGE FOR THIS SURVEY.  
 

 
 
.STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK AND LITTLE  
RIVER COUNTY, AR...  
 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 88 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 9000 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 06/19/2019  
START TIME: 6:31 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: AMERICA / MCCURTAIN COUNTY / OK  
START LAT/LON: 33.8187 / -94.5381  
 
END DATE: 06/19/2019  
END TIME: 6:40 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 5 WNW FOREMAN / LITTLE RIVER COUNTY / AR  
END LAT/LON: 33.7621 / -94.4725  
 
SUMMARY: THE SAME SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED THE WEAK  
TORNADO IN HAWORTH VERY QUICKLY DEVELOPED A NEW MID-LEVEL  
CIRCULATION JUST DOWNSTREAM. SURVEY OBSERVATIONS SUGGEST THIS  
EVOLUTION INITIATED A POTENT REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT, WHICH BROUGHT AN  
EXPANDING SWATH OF 65 TO 85 MPH WINDS TO FAR SOUTHEASTERN  
MCCURTAIN COUNTY AND JUST INTO LITTLE RIVER COUNTY IN FAR  
SOUTHWESTERN ARKANSAS. NEARLY ALL OF THE OBSERVED DAMAGE WAS TO  
TREES, WITH LIKELY HUNDREDS OF SOFTWOODS AND HARDWOODS BEING  
UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE TREES WERE  
LAID OVER TO THE SOUTHEAST WITH NO SOLID INDICATIONS OF EMBEDDED  
ROTATION. THE BREADTH OF SEVERE WINDS WAS AT LEAST 5 MILES WIDE  
BEFORE THE SIGNAL FADED PAST THE ARKANSAS STATE LINE.  
 
MUCH APPRECIATION GOES OUT TO BOTH MCCURTAIN COUNTY AND LITTLE  
RIVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING  
DAMAGE DURING THIS SURVEY.  
 

 
   
TORNADO #2 - NORTHEAST OF BENTON IN BOSSIER PARISH, LA
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.44 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 175 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 06/19/2019  
START TIME: 10:47 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5 NE BENTON / BOSSIER PARISH / LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.7561 / -93.6880  
 
END DATE: 06/19/2019  
END TIME: 10:49 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 6 NE BENTON / BOSSIER PARISH / LA  
END LAT/LON: 32.7583 / -93.6634  
 
SUMMARY: A TORNADO THAT WAS EMBEDDED IN A LINEAR SEGMENT OF  
THUNDERSTORMS QUICKLY DEVELOPED, TOUCHING DOWN ACROSS A FORESTED  
AREA NORTHEAST OF BENTON NEAR BUTLER HILL ROAD. BASED OFF DRONE  
FOOTAGE, THE TORNADO DOWNED APPROXIMATELY 200 TREES BEFORE IT  
RIPPED MOST OF THE ROOF OFF OF A TWO-STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME,  
LEAVING ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF THE ROOF ON THE SECOND STORY AND  
THE BRICK EXTERIOR WALLS OF THE FIRST STORY STANDING. THIS WAS  
THE WORST DAMAGE WITH THE TORNADO, GIVING IT A HIGH END  
EF-2 RATING. AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED ON TO CROSS BUTLER HILL ROAD  
IT DOWNED AND UPROOTED APPROXIMATELY 150 ADDITIONAL TREES, WITH  
SEVERAL FALLING ON TWO SEPARATE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES. THE TORNADO  
ALSO DAMAGED THE ROOF ON AN OUTBUILDING BEFORE MOVING OUT TO UPROOT  
AND SNAP SEVERAL ADDITION HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES.  
 
DRONE FOOTAGE AND GROUND DAMAGE INDICATED THAT AT LEAST ONE  
ADDITIONAL MESOVORTEX DEVELOPED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROTATION  
OF THE TORNADO, LEADING TO AN ADDITIONAL SWATH OF DAMAGE THAT  
PARALLELED THE PRIMARY TORNADO PATH. DUE TO ITS CLOSE PROXIMITY TO  
THE PRIMARY TRACK, THIS DAMAGE IS COUNTED AS ONE TORNADO TRACK.  
 
THIS WAS AN ANOMALOUS TORNADO EVENT FOR NORTHERN LOUISIANA GIVEN  
ITS INTENSITY OCCURRING SO LATE IN THE SPRING SEASON. AFTER REVIEWING  
STORMDATA, THIS IS THE STRONGEST TORNADO TO OCCUR BETWEEN THE  
MONTHS OF JUNE AND SEPTEMBER IN BOSSIER PARISH. THIS IS ONLY  
THE SECOND TORNADO TO EVER OCCUR IN THE MONTH OF JUNE IN BOSSIER  
PARISH (EF-1 IN 1992). IN ADDITION, A TORNADO OF THIS INTENSITY  
OCCURS RARELY WHEN EMBEDDED WITHIN LINE OR BOW ECHO SEGMENTS OF  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
MUCH APPRECIATION GOES OUT TO THE BOSSIER PARISH OFFICE OF HOMELAND  
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (BOHSEP) ALONG WITH THE BOSSIER  
PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS SURVEY.  
 

 
 
.STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN BOSSIER AND WEBSTER PARISHES  
IN LOUISIANA...  
 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6.4 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 2.9 MILES  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 06/19/2019  
START TIME: 11:01 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 11 NE BENTON / BOSSIER PARISH / LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.7705 / -93.5621  
 
END DATE: 06/19/2019  
END TIME: 11:05 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3 SW COTTON VALLEY / WEBSTER PARISH / LA  
END LAT/LON: 32.7922 / -93.4549  
 
SUMMARY: AFTER THE LINE SEGMENT THAT PRODUCED A TORNADO NORTHEAST  
OF BENTON EVOLVED INTO A MORE PRONOUNCED BOW ECHO AND PRODUCED  
INTERMITTENT SWATHS OF DAMAGE WHERE BOTH HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD  
TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE WAS  
OBSERVED ON HIGHWAY 157, BODCAU DAM ROAD, WHITTINGTON ROAD,  
AND YOUNG ROAD BEFORE DAMAGE CONTINUE TO CROSS THE BOSSIER-WEBSTER  
PARISH LINE.  
 
MUCH APPRECIATION GOES OUT TO THE BOSSIER PARISH OFFICE OF HOMELAND  
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (BOHSEP) ALONG WITH THE BOSSIER  
PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING DAMAGE  
LOCATIONS FOR THIS SURVEY.  
 
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 200MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH  
 
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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