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NOUS44 KLCH 020129
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
829 PM CDT THU NOV 1 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/31/18 TORNADO EVENT...

.ALEXANDRIA/PINEVILLE/BALL TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      135 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    17.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     500 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               OCT 31 2018 
START TIME:               1118 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           5 N WOODWORTH/RAPIDES/LA
*START LAT/LON:           31.2256/-92.4983

END DATE:                 OCT 31 2018
END TIME:                 1151 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             4 NE BALL/RAPIDES/LA
END_LAT/LON:              31.4499/-92.3461

SURVEY SUMMARY: A STRONG TORNADO STARTED NEAR HWY 165 SOUTH OF ALEXANDRIA, WHERE
TREES WERE SNAPPED ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. THE STORM CROSSED HWY 165
AND HIT NEAR THE HORSESHOE DRIVE REGION, WHERE SEVERAL MORE TREES FELL, INCLUDING
SOME ON HOMES. THE STORM REMOVED THE ROOF OF A RESTAURANT ON MACARTHUR DRIVE,
AND SEVERAL OTHER BUSINESSES HAD ROOF DAMAGE AS WELL. BEHIND THE MALL, A BOWLING
ALLEY HAD A WALL COLLAPSE. SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED TO SEVERAL BUSINESSES
IN THE LEE STREET/OVERTON STREET REGION. THE TORNADO CROSSED THE RED RIVER, AND
MOVED FROM THE SOUTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 167 TO THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 167 IN 
PINEVILLE. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED ON THE CAMPUS OF LOUISIANA
COLLEGE AND SURROUNDING AREAS. SOME OF THESE TREES DID LAND ON HOMES AND VEHICLES.
AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST, IT SNAPPED MORE TREES AND POWER LINES
IN THE KINGSVILLE REGION, INCLUDING DONAHUE FERRY ROAD, PEARCE ROAD, PINECREST,
AND CAMP BEAUREGARD. EAST OF THE BALL-PARADISE REGION, MANY LARGE TREES WERE
DOWNED ALONG WASHBOARD ROAD, DAMAGING SOME HOMES AND BUILDINGS. THIS TORNADO
CONTINUED INTO GRANT PARISH. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT HAPPENED IN GRANT PARISH,
LOOK FOR THE NWS SHREVEPORT PNS PRODUCT.  

.BUNDICK LAKE TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    10.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     500 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               OCT 31 2018 
START TIME:               1143 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           4 NW DRY CREEK/BEAUREGARD/LA
START LAT/LON:            30.7091/-93.1008

END DATE:                 OCT 31 2018
END TIME:                 1153 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             3 NW MITTIE/ALLEN/LA
END_LAT/LON:              30.7481/-92.9378

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO FORMED SOUTH OF BUNDICK LAKE ALONG HWY 394, SNAPPING
TREES AND POWER LINES. IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST, SNAPPING MORE TREES AND POWER
LINES ALONG HWY 1147, HWY 113, AND BLANCHARD ROAD. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER
LINES WERE DOWNED ON HIGHWAY 26 ON THE ALLEN PARISH SIDE, CAUSING THE HIGHWAY
TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY.

.GLENMORA TORNADO #1...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    9.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     300 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               NOV 01 2018
START TIME:               1210 AM CDT
START LOCATION:           10 SW GLENMORA/RAPIDES/LA
START LAT/LON:            30.9198/-92.7315

END DATE:                 NOV 01 2018
END TIME:                 1221 AM CDT
END LOCATION:             2 W GLENMORA/RAPIDES/LA
END_LAT/LON:              30.9998/-92.6014

SURVEY SUMMARY: A RURAL TORNADO BEGAN NEAR HWY 462, MOVING EAST-NORTHEAST.
SEVERAL TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN OR SNAPPED ALONG EAST RIVER ROAD AND ASHMORE ROAD.

.GLENMORA TORNADO #2...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    3.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     600 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               NOV 01 2018
START TIME:               1222 AM CDT
START LOCATION:           3 NW GLENMORA/RAPIDES/LA
START LAT/LON:            30.9883/-92.6279

END DATE:                 NOV 01 2018
END TIME:                 1225 AM CDT
END LOCATION:             2 N GLENMORA/RAPIDES/LA
END_LAT/LON:              31.0063/-92.5756

SURVEY SUMMARY: ANOTHER RURAL TORNADO FORMED NEAR GLENMORA, MOVING NORTHEAST.
NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED ALONG HWY 113.

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO FORMED SOUTH OF BUNDICK LAKE ALONG HWY 394, SNAPPING
TREES AND POWER LINES. IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST, SNAPPING MORE TREES AND POWER
LINES ALONG HWY 1147, HWY 113, AND BLANCHARD ROAD. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER
LINES WERE DOWNED ON HIGHWAY 26 ON THE ALLEN PARISH SIDE, CAUSING THE HIGHWAY
TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY.

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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ERICKSON/JONES

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