9 Tornadoes Confirmed by NWS in Last Weekend’s Severe Weather Outbreak

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The National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, the hub for our region, has released assessments from damage in last weekend’s severe weather outbreak. A total of 9 tornadoes have been confirmed. Here is a rundown of documented damages.

Media Release:

Damage assessments in our area have confirmed 9 total tornadoes (1 EF-3, 4 EF-2, and 3 EF-1s, and 1 EF-0) so far. We also confirmed straight-line wind damage in southern Bossier Parish and western Bienville Parish. A summary of the damage can be found at: http://ow.ly/VxWr50LxbNB #ARwx #LAwx #OKwx #TXwx

 

NWS Assessment:

…NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/04/22 TORNADO EVENT – UPDATE #3…
.UPDATE…THIS UPDATE CONFIRMS EF-3 DAMAGE IN MCCURTAIN COUNTY,
OK, EXTENDS THE TRACK OF THE EF-2 IN BOWIE COUNTY, TX, AND
CONFIRMS NEW TORNADOES IN HOWARD COUNTY, AR AND CADDO PARISH, LA.
THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL TO 9 TORNADOES IN THE NWS SHREVEPORT COUNTY
WARNING AREA (CWA).
.OVERVIEW…NUMEROUS SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IMPACTED EAST TEXAS,
SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA, SOUTHWESTERN ARKANSAS, AND NORTHWESTERN
LOUISIANA DURING THE EVENING OF FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH AND
OVERNIGHT INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF NOVEMBER 5TH. THE
HIGHEST RATED TORNADO WAS AN EF-3 THAT IMPACTED RED RIVER, TX AND
MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK. THIS LONG-TRACK TORNADO HAS A PRELIMINARY
LENGTH OF 58 MILES AND MAY EXTEND FURTHER AS MORE AERIAL AND
SATELLITE DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE. FURTHER UPDATES TO THE REPORT
CAN BE EXPECTED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE, AERIAL DATA
IS INCORPORATED, AND TORNADO TRACKS ARE REFINED.
.TORNADO #1…PICKENS IN NORTHWEST MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK
RATING: EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 800 YARDS
FATALITIES: 1
INJURIES: 1
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: 5:46 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 2 ESE PICKENS / MCCURTAIN COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON: 34.3908 / -94.9909
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: 5:49 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 3 NW BATTIEST / MCCURTAIN COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON: 34.4237 / -94.9612
SURVEY SUMMARY:
A DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMED AN EF-2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN
EXTREME NORTHWESTERN MCCURTAIN COUNTY NEAR THE PICKENS COMMUNITY.
THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN OFF OF BATTIEST PICKENS ROAD WHERE
IT COMPLETELY DESTROYED A CHICKEN HOUSE, REMOVED LARGE SECTIONS OF
A ROOF OF A HOME, AND SNAPPED MULTIPLE HARDWOOD TREES. AS THE
TORNADO CONTINUED ON, IT HIT A DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME THAT WAS
TIED DOWN WITH STRAPS WHICH WERE SNAPPED AND HAD FOOTINGS PULLED OUT
OF THE GROUND. THE MOBILE HOME VAULTED TO THE NW AND LED TO THE
FATALITY OF A MALE. A VEHICLE WAS ALSO ROLLED AT THIS LOCATION.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED ON TO UPROOT AND SNAP HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD
TREES AS IT CROSSED MOUNT ZION CHURCH RD, GLOVER ROAD, AND
CEDARWOOD LANE. THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR COLEMAN ROAD.
A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO THE SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA FOR CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY AND
TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, MCCURTAIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT,
AND CHOCTAW NATION EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN
LOCATING DAMAGE.
.TORNADO #2…RURAL NORTHWESTERN MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK
RATING: EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: 5:54 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 6 N BATTIEST / MCCURTAIN COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON: 34.4742 / -94.9373
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: 5:56 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 8 NNE BATTIEST / MCCURTAIN COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON: 34.5065 / -94.8876
SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED IN HEAVILY WOODED TERRAIN IN FAR NORTHERN
MCCURTAIN COUNTY NEAR SHORT MOUNTAIN, WILDHORSE MOUNTAIN, AND
SPRING MOUNTAIN. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED AS IT
CROSSED DOG CREEK NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN LE FLORE COUNTY
SOUTHEAST OF HONOBIA. THIS IS PART OF AN OVERALL 10.2 MILE TOTAL
PATH BETWEEN NWS SHREVEPORT AND NWS TULSA’S AREAS.
A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO THE SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA FOR CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY.
.TORNADO #3…RED RIVER COUNTY, TX TO MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK
RATING: EF3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 150 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 58.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 0.5 MILES
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 13
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: 6:15 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 3 NNW BOGATA / RED RIVER / TX
START LAT/LON: 33.5047 / -95.2418
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: 7:18 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 5 NNE EAGLETOWN / MCCURTAIN COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON: 34.0988 / -94.5364
SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE FULBRIGHT COMMUNITY
SOUTHWEST OF CLARKSVILLE. AN AERIAL SURVEY CONFIRMED THAT THE
TORNADO DAMAGE WAS TO TIN METAL ROOF PANELS THAT WERE PEELED OFF
OF A PLANT ON CR-1200. AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED, NEAR FM-411, A
SINGLE FAMILY HOME HAD ALL OF ITS WALLS REMOVED WITH ONLY THE
INTERIOR ROOM LEFT STANDING WHERE A FAMILY OF THREE SHELTERED
WHERE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 150 MPH. THIS LOCATION IS WHERE THE
STRONGEST CONFIRMED WINDS ARE CURRENTLY ALONG THE TORNADO’S PATH.
AFTER IT CROSSED FM-411, IT HIT ANOTHER SINGLE FAMILY HOME AND
COLLAPSED ALL THE WALLS, INJURING A WOMAN WHO LEFT THEIR VEHICLE
TO TAKE SHELTER INSIDE THE HOME.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED ON TO CR-1275 WHERE DEBARKING OF A FEW TREES
WAS FIRST OBSERVED IN ADDITION TO THOUSANDS OF TREES THAT WERE
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED THROUGHOUT THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. IT THEN
CROSSED US-82, CR-2123, CR-2124, AND FM-2283. AT FM-2283, IT
DESTROYED A SINGLE FAMILY HOME ALONG WITH SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS.
THE HOME COULD NOT BE SURVEYED AT THIS LOCATION AS DEBRIS REMOVAL
HAD ALREADY BEGUN. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED TO MOVE ALONG
CR-2125 AND CR-2030 BEFORE TAKING A MORE EASTWARD JOG ACROSS
SH-37. AT THIS POINT, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT IT WAS ABOUT A THIRD
OF A MILE WIDE AND IT BEGAN TO WIDEN FURTHER AS IT DEMONSTRATED
MORE WIDESPREAD TREE SNAPS AND ISOLATED DEBARKING THROUGHOUT THE
REMAINDER OF RED RIVER COUNTY, TX.
AFTER CROSSING SH-37, THE TORNADO WIPED A SINGLE FAMILY HOME OFF
OF ITS FOUNDATION NORTH OF CLARKSVILLE WITH LARGE PORTIONS OF THE
WALLS AND ROOF CARRIED SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS NORTHEAST OF THE
HOME. THIS DAMAGE WAS SURROUNDED BY WIDESPREAD TREE SNAPS WITH
ISOLATED DEBARKING. THIS LOCATION ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD TREE
DAMAGE DOWNSTREAM ARE BEING REVIEWED BY A REGIONAL QUICK RESPONSE
TEAM (QRT) AS DAMAGE MAY BE GREATER THAN EF-3, BUT IS CURRENTLY
RATED EF-3 AT 140 MPH AT THIS TIME. 10 PEOPLE ON THE PROPERTY OF
THE HOME WIPED OFF ITS FOUNDATION TOOK SHELTER IN AN OIL DRAIN OF
A METAL OUTBUILDING THAT WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH NO
INJURIES. THE DAMAGE SWATH WIDENED TO AT LEAST 0.4 MILES NORTHEAST
OF CLARKSVILLE AS IT APPROACHED ACWORTH AND CONTINUED TO CROSS
THE RED RIVER. BEFORE IT CROSSED THE RED RIVER, IT LIFTED A DOUBLE
WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME OFF THE GROUND NEAR FM-1159 AND THREW IT
50 YARDS WITH THREE DOGS IN IT THAT ALL SURVIVED. THERE WERE
SEVERAL MORE STRUCTURES IN THE ACWORTH COMMUNITY THAT WERE
DESTROYED, BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ANALYZED FROM THE GROUND AT THIS
TIME.
AFTER CROSSING THE RED RIVER AND ENTERING MCCURTAIN COUNTY,
OKLAHOMA, THE TORNADO PRODUCED EF-2 DAMAGE IN RURAL AREAS
SOUTHWEST OF IDABEL, RIPPING THE ROOFS OFF SEVERAL SINGLE FAMILY
HOMES. BEFORE REACHING IDABEL, THE TORNADO MISSED THE OKLAHOMA
MESONET IDABEL OBSERVING PLATFORM OFF OF RAVENS NEST ROAD BY
APPROXIMATELY 150 YARDS. AT THE PLATFORM, A MEASURED GUST OF 108
MPH WAS RECORDED BY THE 10M ANEMOMETER AND BASED ON THE DAMAGE
PATTERN OF THE GRASS IN THE AREA, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THIS GUST
WAS FROM THE REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT OF THE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM.
OTHER NEARBY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE AND DAMAGE
INTENSIFIED TO EF-2 WITH WINDS AT 125 ESTIMATED WHERE LARGE
SECTION OF THE ROOF STRUCTURE WAS REMOVED AND A WALL COLLAPSED ON
A SINGLE FAMILY HOME OFF OF OSPREY ROAD. THE TORNADO MOVED ON TO
SNAP SEVERAL HUNDRED TREES BEFORE HITTING A SINGLE FAMILY HOME
OFF OF BOSS RD WHICH HAD A WALL COLLAPSE AND PARTIAL ROOF DAMAGE
THAT COULD NOT BE RATED DUE TO TREES FALLING INTO THE HOME. MORE
EF-2 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED US-259 WHEN THE
TORNADO REMOVED THE ROOF AND MUCH OF THE SECOND STORY OF A SINGLE
FAMILY HOME. THE TWO PEOPLE IN THE HOME TOOK SHELTER ON THE FIRST
FLOOR UNDER THE STAIRS, PREVENTING INJURY AS 125 MPH WINDS
DAMAGED THE HOME.
AS THE TORNADO GOT INTO IDABEL, MORE SINGLE FAMILY HOME DAMAGE WAS
OBSERVED TO ROOFS OF HOMES IN SEVERAL NEIGHBORHOODS ON THE
SOUTHEAST SIDE OF IDABEL. ONE OF THE MOST HARD HIT SUBDIVISIONS
WAS COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES. NONE OF THE HOMES COULD BE RATED IN
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES DUE TO TREE DAMAGE WHICH RESULTED IN MUCH OF
THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE FROM TREES FALLING INTO HOMES. NEARBY, AT
THE IDABEL COUNTRY CLUB, NEARLY EVERY TREE SUSTAINED DAMAGE ON
APPROXIMATELY 6 HOLES, WITH MOSTLY SNAPS OBSERVED WITH EF-2
DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ON TO HIT THE KIAMICHI FAMILY
MEDICAL CENTER WHICH WAS RATED AT EF-2 (115 MPH) DUE TO THE UPLIFT
OF THE LIGHTWEIGHT ROOF DECK AND INSULATION. AS THE TORNADO
APPROACHED US-259 AND EAST WASHINGTON STREET, IT DAMAGED THE SIGN
OF A MCDONALD’S AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED THE DONUT CROSSING
STORE. AFTER CROSSING EAST WASHINGTON STREET, IT RE-STRENGTHENED
TO AN EF-3 AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED THE TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH.
WINDS AT THIS POINT WERE ESTIMATED TO BE 140 MPH WITH THE TOTAL
DESTRUCTION OF THE METAL BUILDING SYSTEM WHICH WAS SURROUNDED BY A
BRICK WALL THAT COLLAPSED WITH CONCRETE ANCHORS PULLED FROM THE
GROUND. TORNADO MOVED ON TO PRODUCE NARROW EF-2 DAMAGE IN THE MORE
BROADER EF-1 DAMAGE SWATH WITH SMALL VORTICES LIKELY EXTENDING
DOWN TO THE GROUND FROM THE ELEVATED LARGE FUNNEL CLOUD AT THIS
POINT.
AFTER PUSHING NORTHEAST OF IDABEL, THE TORNADO CROSSED MAINLY
RURAL AREAS AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED CHICKEN HOUSES WHILE SNAPPING
HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES FOR THE NEXT APPROXIMATELY TEN MILES.
AN AERIAL SURVEY INDICATES THAT THE TORNADO BRIEFLY LIFTED NEAR
THE LITTLE RIVER AND THEN TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN IN A FORESTED AREA
BEFORE DAMAGING A METAL STRUCTURE ATOP A CHICKEN PLANT OFF OF
CRAIG RD. A SURVEY TEAM FROM NWS LITTLE ROCK PICKED UP EF-2 DAMAGE
WITH 135 MPH WINDS BETWEEN EAGLETOWN AND BROKEN BOW JUST SOUTH OF
US-70. MANY LARGE, OLD GROWTH PINES AND HARDWOODS WERE UPROOTED OR
SNAPPED AND SEVERAL WOODEN UTILITY POLES WERE ALSO SNAPPED. A
DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME AT THE EASTERN END OF BOX TURTLE ROAD WAS
MOVED 30 FEET NORTH OF ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION, CAUSING NEAR TOTAL
DESTRUCTION OF THE HOME. ONLY AROUND ONE-THIRD OF THE WALLS/ROOF
WERE LEFT WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE STRUCTURE REMOVED AND
SCATTERED WELL TO THE NORTH. THE EXPOSED UNDERCARRIAGE WAS BENT
AND TWISTED IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS.
AS THE TORNADO CROSSED US-70 IMMEDIATELY WEST OF EAGLETOWN, MANY
ADDITIONAL PINES AND HARDWOODS WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. NEARLY
ALL UTILITY POLES WITHIN THE PATH WERE ALSO SNAPPED OR PUSHED
OVER. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED INTO A HEAVILY FORESTED AREA NORTH OF
EAGLETOWN WITH MORE SPORADIC DAMAGE NOTED ALONG OLD WINSHIP ROAD.
THE TRACK OF THIS TORNADO MAY CONTINUE TO THE MCCURTAIN-POLK-
SEVIER TRI-COUNTY BORDER, BUT THIS AREA HAS NOT BEEN REACHED YET
BY AERIAL OR GROUND SURVEY.
A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO THE SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS FOR CONDUCTING PORTIONS
OF THIS SURVEY AND TO THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
(TDEM), CLARKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, OKLAHOMA MESONET, WFO FORT
WORTH, AMERICAN RED CROSS, MCCURTAIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT,
AND CHOCTAW NATION EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN
LOCATING DAMAGE.
.TORNADO #4…EAST OF PITTSBURG IN CAMP COUNTY, TX
RATING: EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 350 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: 6:38 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 6 ESE PITTSBURG / CAMP COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON: 32.9458 / -94.8712
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: 6:41 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 7 ESE PITTSBURG / CAMP COUNTY / TX
END LAT/LON: 32.9701 / -94.8461
SURVEY SUMMARY:
A DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM INITIALLY FOUND DAMAGE EAST OF PITTSBURG IN
CAMP COUNTY, TX IN ASSOCIATION WITH A NORTHEASTWARD MOVING
SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM WHICH EVENTUALLY WENT ON TO PRODUCE FOUR
TORNADOES THROUGH NORTHEASTERN TEXAS AND INTO SOUTHWESTERN
ARKANSAS. THIS INITIAL TORNADO PRODUCED ONLY TREE DAMAGE,
BEGINNING NEAR FM 2254 AND TRAVELING A FEW MILES THROUGH RURAL
AREAS BEFORE ENDING NEAR COUNTY ROAD 4244.
A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT (TDEM) FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING DAMAGE.
.TORNADO #5…CASON IN MORRIS COUNTY, TX TO DALTON IN CASS COUNTY,
TX
RATING: EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 16.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 650 YARDS
FATALITIES: 1
INJURIES: 8
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: 6:44 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 5 W DAINGERFIELD / MORRIS COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON: 33.0218 / -94.8157
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: 7:06 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 3 E NAPLES / CASS COUNTY / TX
END LAT/LON: 33.2064 / -94.6241
SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM WHICH PRODUCED A BRIEF AND WEAK TORNADO
IN EASTERN CAMP COUNTY, TX THEN WENT ON TO PRODUCE A STRONGER AND
LONGER-LASTING TORNADO FROM SOUTHWESTERN MORRIS COUNTY AND INTO
NORTHWESTERN CASS COUNTY, TX. THIS TORNADO INITIALLY STARTED ALONG
FM-144 SOUTH OF THE CASON COMMUNITY AND BECAME QUITE DESTRUCTIVE
QUICKLY, PRODUCING EF-2 DAMAGE TO A HANDFUL OF STRUCTURES BEFORE
TRACKING NORTHEAST TO TEXAS HIGHWAY 11. A FEW MOBILE HOMES WERE
DESTROYED NEAR THE START OF THE TORNADO AND THIS RESULTED IN AT
LEAST SEVERAL INJURIES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRACK NORTHEAST
FROM TEXAS HIGHWAY 11 TO HIGHWAY 49, DOING MOSTLY EF-1 DAMAGE FOR
3 MILES BEFORE REACHING HIGHWAY 49. AS THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY
49, TWO NEARBY HOMES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND LARGELY SWEPT
FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS AND AT LEAST ONE INJURY RESULTED. THIS
DAMAGE WAS ONLY RATED AS EF-2 BECAUSE THE PIER AND BEAM FOUNDATION
CONSTRUCTION OF BOTH HOMES DID NOT WELL ANCHOR THE STRUCTURES TO
THE WIND LOADING.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE NORTHEAST AND SOON COMPLETELY
DESTROYED A MOBILE HOME ALONG COUNTY ROAD 3201, WHERE THE ONE
FATALITY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO OCCURRED. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED TO ADVANCE NORTHEASTWARD, DOING MAINLY EF-1 LEVEL DAMAGE
TO TREES AND SOME STRUCTURES BEFORE KNOCKING OVER AND DESTROYING
A FEW LARGE ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINES NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF
COUNTY ROAD 3211 AND COUNTY ROAD 3209. THE TEAM ESTIMATED 125 MPH
EF-2 WINDS WERE REQUIRED TO DO THIS STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. FINALLY,
THE TORNADO CONTINUED ON ANOTHER 7 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST ACROSS
US HIGHWAY 259 AND ACROSS HIGHWAY 77 IN FAR NORTHWESTERN CASS
COUNTY, BEFORE LIFTING SHORTLY THEREAFTER. IN THE LAST STAGE, THE
TORNADO PRODUCED MAINLY EF-1 DAMAGE TO A MIX OF TREES AND
STRUCTURES.
A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO MORRIS COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AND THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (TDEM) FOR THEIR
ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING DAMAGE.
.TORNADO #6…BOWIE COUNTY, TX
RATING: EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 15.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: 7:17 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 4 SW SIMMS / BOWIE COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON: 33.3163 / -94.5625
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: 7:38 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 3 N NEW BOSTON / BOWIE COUNTY / TX
END LAT/LON: 33.506/ -94.4142
SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM WHICH PRODUCED A SECOND TORNADO ENDING
IN NORTHWESTERN CASS COUNTY, TX CONTINUED ON TO THE NORTHEAST AND
NEXT DROPPED ANOTHER TORNADO A LITTLE NORTH OF THE RED RIVER IN
SOUTHWESTERN BOWIE COUNTY, TX. THIS TORNADO WAS JUDGED TO BE THE
STRONGEST ONE PRODUCED BY THIS PARTICULAR THUNDERSTORM AND
GENERATED A FEW SPOTS OF HIGH-END EF-2 DAMAGE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS
ALONG ITS NEARLY 16 MILE LONG PATH. THIS TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED
DOWN ALONG US-67 TO THE SOUTHWEST OF SIMMS AND QUICKLY GREW IN
STRENGTH AND WIDTH AFTER GOING A FEW MILES, BRIEFLY REACHING A
WIDTH OF NEARLY HALF A MILE AT TIMES. JUST WEST OF SIMMS AND
CONTINUING NORTHEAST JUST PAST FM-561 THE TORNADO PRODUCED MANY
INSTANCES OF EF-2 DAMAGE TO BOTH TREES AND STRUCTURES. AS THE
TORNADO CROSSED FM-561 THERE WERE SEVERAL STRUCTURES, A FEW WELL
BUILT, WHICH HAD ROOFS AND MANY WALLS REMOVED AND 130 TO 135 MPH
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS WERE JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW THE EF-3 THRESHOLD.
INTERESTINGLY, NEAR THIS STRUCTURAL DAMAGE THERE WAS A SMALL
SECTION OF ASPHALT ROAD REMOVED FROM FM-561 AND THE ROAD DEBRIS
THROWN INTO ONE RESIDENCE. FORTUNATELY AND INCREDIBLY THERE WERE
NO INJURIES IN THESE AREAS.
THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST NEARLY 4 MILES THROUGH VERY
RURAL AND UNINHABITED AREAS WEST OF STATE HIGHWAY 98. THE TORNADO
FINALLY MOVED BACK OVER HIGHWAY 98 AND PRODUCED ANOTHER AREA OF
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 98 AND COUNTY
ROAD 1840. IN THIS AREA SEVERAL STRUCTURES WERE LARGELY DESTROYED,
INCLUDING A FEW SMALL RETAIL BUILDINGS, AND THIS AGAIN GARNERED
SOME HIGHER END EF-2 RATINGS WITH FORTUNATELY NO INJURIES. AFTER
THIS POINT THE TORNADO WENT ITS FINAL 7 MILES BY CROSSING THE
SOUTHWESTERN, THEN WESTERN, THEN NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF
NEW BOSTON, BEFORE ENDING JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 8 NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 30. AFTER THE TORNADO CROSSED I-30, TREES COVERED I-30
EASTBOUND, BLOCKING TRAFFIC. DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES AND TREES IN
THESE AREAS WAS MOSTLY OF EF-1 CALIBER, ALTHOUGH CONSIDERABLE
DAMAGE TO ONE OR TWO WELL-BUILT HOMES ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF NEW
BOSTON DID WARRANT AN EF-2 DAMAGE RATING.
A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO BOWIE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND
THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (TDEM) FOR THEIR
ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING DAMAGE.
.TORNADO #7…HUGHES SPRINGS IN CASS COUNTY, TX
RATING: EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 350 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: 7:37 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 1 SW HUGHES SPRINGS / CASS COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON: 32.9829 / -94.645
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: 7:41 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 1 ENE HUGHES SPRINGS / CASS COUNTY / TX
END LAT/LON: 33.0035 / -94.6153
SURVEY SUMMARY:
A SURVEY TEAM FROM NWS SOUTHERN REGION HQS FOUND TORNADO DAMAGE
EVIDENT ON THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF HUGHES SPRINGS JUST SOUTH OF
CR-2612. THE TORNADO MOVED TO THE NORTHEAST INTO HUGHES SPRINGS
WHERE EF-1 DAMAGE WAS NOTED. TWO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES
SUSTAINED PARTIAL ROOF DAMAGE. THE FOREST STATION ON PINE STREET
ALSO SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO THE ROOF AND WALLS. ADDITIONALLY,
NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE DOWNED ALONG THE PATH. POWER POLES WERE
ALSO SNAPPED ALONG THE PATH. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS FOUND
DOWNSTREAM WEST OF DOUGLASSVILLE ON CR-2340 AND TX-77 WHICH WILL
REQUIRE FURTHER ANALYSIS. THIS COULD EXTEND THE TORNADO PATH.
A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS FOR
SURVEYING AND THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (TDEM)
FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING DAMAGE.
.TORNADO #8…CENTER POINT IN HOWARD COUNTY, AR
RATING: EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.15 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: TBD
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: TBD
START LOCATION: TBD / HOWARD COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON: TBD / TBD
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: TBD
END LOCATION: TBD / HOWARD COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON: TBD / TBD
SURVEY SUMMARY:
A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NWS IN LITTLE ROCK CONDUCTED A SURVEY ON
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH AND WILL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ON THIS IN
THE NEXT DAY.
.TORNADO #9…SOUTHWEST CADDO PARISH, LA
RATING: EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0
START DATE: 11/04/2022
START TIME: 9:57 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 6 SE BETHANY / CADDO PARISH / LA
START LAT/LON: 32.3152 / -93.959
END DATE: 11/04/2022
END TIME: 9:59 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 7 SE BETHANY / CADDO PARISH / LA
END LAT/LON: 32.3191 / -93.9366
SURVEY SUMMARY:
A WEAK TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ALONG ADAMS ROAD BROKE
BRANCHES ON TREES AS IT CROSSED LA-169, GODFREY ROAD, AND
SPRINGWOOD ROAD.
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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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