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NOUS44 KSHV 062045

345 PM CDT Thu May 6 2021

...NWS Damage Survey For May 2nd, 2021 Tornado Event...

.Update...Confirmed a second tornado for the event in Union

.Tornado #1 - La Salle Parish near Jena, Louisiana...

Rating:                 UNKNOWN
Estimated Peak Wind:    UNKNOWN
Path Length /statute/:  1.18 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   UNKNOWN
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:             05/02/2021
Start Time:             05:46 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 W Jena / La Salle Parish / LA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.6904 / -92.2236

End Date:               05/02/2021
End Time:               05:47 PM CDT
End Location:           3 WNW Jena / La Salle Parish / LA
End Lat/Lon:            31.7 / -92.2071

Summary: A tornado briefly touched down just west of Jena. The
tornado was captured by storm chaser drone footage. No damage was
observed with drone footage indicating the nearly horizontal
funnel kicked up moisture from the ground and trees briefly.

.Tornado #2 - Union Parish East of Marion, Louisiana...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.1105 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   80.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/02/2021
Start Time:             06:52 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 ENE Marion / Union Parish / LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9291 / -92.1492

End Date:               05/02/2021
End Time:               06:53 PM CDT
End Location:           5 ENE Marion / Union Parish / LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.9296 / -92.1474

Summary: A brief tornado touched down off of Maple Rd and
uprooted approximately 40 hardwood and softwood trees in a
convergent damage pattern along its path. Maximum wind was lowered
due to saturated grounds. The tornado was captured via drone
damage. A special thanks goes out to the Rocky Branch/Crossroads
Fire District for their assistance in locating damage.

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

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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