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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:55 am CDT on May 18, 2013
... NWS damage survey completed for the may 16th severe thunderstorms that affected extreme East Texas and northwest Louisiana...
... Corrected location titles of all tornadoes... ... Corrected ending latitude of tornado 2...
A supercell thunderstorm produced four tornado tracks as it moved across extreme East Texas and northwest Louisiana. This damage occurred on the afternoon of may 16th. The storm damage survey results are placed in chronological order in which they happened.
Start date: 05/16/2013 start time: 2:20 PM CDT start location: 5 mi west of Waskom start lat/lon: 32.4911 / -94.1534
End date: 5/16/2013 end time: 2:24 PM CDT end location: 4 mi west of Waskom end_lat/lon: 32.4852 / -94.1299
Survey_summary: the tornado touched down 4 mi west of Waskom... and just to the south of i20. The tornado caused damage to several metal buildings at five Star builders. The tornado then tracked east uprooting and snapping trees along its path... then lifting near CR-1105.
Start date: 05/16/2013 start time: 2:34 PM CDT start location: 0.1 mi south of i20 and just west of Magnolia Rd. Start lat/lon: 32.4636 / -94.0565
End date: 05/16/2013 end time: 2:36 PM CDT end location: 0.5 mi south of i20 and just east of Magnolia Rd. End_lat/lon: 32.4597 / -94.0509
Survey_summary: the tornado touched down just south of i20 on the southern end of Waskom just west of Magnolia Road. The tornado caused minor damage to metal buildings and equipment at Red Diamond Oilfield services. The tornado then tracked south southeast uprooting and snapping trees along its path... and causing damage to a few residential homes. The tornado then lifted about 0.5 miles south of i20 and 0.25 miles east of Magnolia Rd.
Start date: 05/16/2013 start time: 2:39 PM CDT start location: just north of i20 3.5 mi west of Bert kouns Industrial loop start lat/lon: 32.4468 / -93.9625
End date: 05/16/2013 end time: 2:50 PM CDT end location: 0.4 mi southeast of the Bert kouns Industrial loop and Buncombe Road intersection end_lat/lon: 32.4080 / -93.8855
Survey_summary: the tornado touched down just north of i20 in Greenwood near the old Kelly truck stop. The tornado crossed i20 near the Hwy 80 intersection on the east side of Greenwood. The tornado uprooted and snapped trees as it moved southeast toward the old general motors plant. Several residential and Mobile home communities had structural damage from fallen trees in the path. One injury occurred at the Blue Ridge Mobile home community near Buncombe Rd and Bert kouns. The tornado then lifted about 0.4 of a mile southeast of the Bert kouns and Buncombe Rd intersection.
Start date: 05/16/2013 start time: 3:08 PM CDT start location: 1 mile north northeast of Stonewall on Bozman Rd start lat/lon: 32.3329 / -93.7696
End date: 05/16/2013 end time: 3:09 PM CDT end location: 1 mile north northeast of Stonewall on Russell Rd end_lat/lon: 32.3303 / -93.7705
Survey_summary: the tornado briefly touched down 1 mile north northeast of Stonewall. The tornado near a broad area of straight line wind damage caused by a downburst in northern De Soto Parish. The tornado had a very short north to south track of about a quarter mile from Bozman Rd to russel Rd in northern De Soto Parish.
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
... NWS damage survey confirms a downburst in southern Caddo and northern DeSoto parishes on may 16th...
A supercell thunderstorm produced a downburst that caused significant straight line wind damage in southern Caddo and northern De Soto parishes. NWS radar estimated that some of these winds could have reached near 105 mph. The damage path started near Barron Road in southern Caddo Parish and ended near lake Rd just east of I-49 in De Soto Parish. Other sporadic wind damage was observed in south Shreveport and other parishes in northwest Louisiana... however this area was the most significant.