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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
910 PM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For April 29, 2017 and April 30, 2017
Tornado Event...

.Overview...A upper level shortwave disturbance lifting north from
the Texas Coast triggered severe thunderstorms over central
Louisiana during the day on April 29th, producing an EF-1 tornado
along the shores of Sibley Lake as well as several areas of
damaging winds. During the extremely early morning hours of April
30th, a cold front moved across Louisiana producing another round
of damaging winds and an EF-1 tornado west of Sikes, Louisiana.

.Tornado # 1 Sibley Lake in Natchitoches Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  1.96 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   290 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 29 2017
Start Time:             224 pm CDT
Start Location:         3 Miles West of Natchitoches
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7571/ -93.1455

End Date:               Apr 29 2017
End Time:               228 pm CDT
End Location:           1 Mile Northwest of Natchitoches
End Lat/Lon:            31.7693/ -93.1154

Survey_Summary: This EF-1 touched down along the main finger of
Sibley Lake along Wilderson Road, knocking down large tree
branches. As this tornado skimmed the lake`s edge, the primary
damage was snapping and uprooting trees. However, one home along
Lakeside Drive sustained roof damage, while another home had
several windows blown out and lost some siding. One snapped tree
crushed a tree house, while another landed on a workshop. The
tornado also destroyed one dock. The tornado finally lifted on
the north side of the lake along Johnson Lane.

.Tornado # 2 near Sikes in Winn Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  7.4 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1 Mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 30 2017
Start Time:             307 am CDT
Start Location:         6 Miles Northeast of Winnfield
Start Lat/Lon:          31.9873 / -92.5856

End Date:               Apr 30 2017
End Time:               321 am CDT
End Location:           3 Miles West of Sikes
End Lat/Lon:            32.0785 / -92.5387

Survey_Summary: This EF-1 tornado touched down along Louisiana
State Highway 37, and initially moved north along the highway
before turning to the northeast and lifting just north of
Louisiana State Highway 126. The damage primarily consisted of
snapped and uprooted trees. Some outbuildings sustained damage,
and one home had a tree fall on the patio roof.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories. n 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

.Thunderstorm Wind # 1 Provencal in Natchitoches Parish...

Peak Wind E:      85-95 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Date:                   Apr 29 2017
Time:                   210 pm CDT
Location:               Provencal, Louisiana

Survey_Summary: Two trees were snapped on the north side of Provencal.


.Thunderstorm Wind # 2 Hagewood in Natchitoches Parish...

Peak Wind E:      85-95 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Date:                   Apr 29 2017
Time: 217 pm CDT
Location: Hagewood, Louisiana

Survey_Summary: Two trees were snapped along Louisiana State
Highway 6, and several trees lost large limbs. One house also lost
a few shingles.


.Thunderstorm Wind # 3 Clarence in Natchitoches Parish...

Peak Wind E:      85-95 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Date:                   Apr 29 2017
Time: 244 pm CDT
Location: East of Clarence, Louisiana

Survey_Summary: A cluster of trees along US 84 were snapped or
lost large limbs. All of the trees fell to the north.


.Thunderstorm Wind # 3 Clarence in Natchitoches Parish...

Peak Wind E:      85-95 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Date:                   Apr 30 2017
Time: 315 am CDT
Location: West of Sikes, Louisiana

Survey_Summary: Several trees were snapped or uprooted along
Louisiana State Highway 37, Aunt Maries Road, and Louisiana State
Highway 126. Although these trees were in the vicinity of the
tornado path, these trees were associated with thunderstorm winds
as the trees fell to the north.

Note:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.

$$

Palmer



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