Public Information Statement – UPDATED
National Weather Service Shreveport La 1113 AM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017 – Updated NWS Damage Survey For March 24, 2017 Tornado Event…
A line of severe thunderstorms developed in East Texas during the late afternoon and early evening and moved into Northern Louisiana. Several sections of this line bowed out causing straight line wind damage. Several embedded tornadoes also developed within this line of thunderstorms. This is an update to the Harrison County tornado to no include a survey summary.
Tornado 1 in Harrison County near Marshall
Estimated Peak Wind: 105-115 MPH
Path Length /Statute/: 3 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 225 Yards
Start Date: Mar 24 2017
Start Time: 831 pm CDT
Start Location: 7 WSW of Marshall, TX
Start Lat/Lon: 32.4825/ -94.4499
End Date: Mar 24 2017
End Time: 836 pm CDT
End Location: 4 WSW of Marshall, TX
End_Lat/Lon: 32.5102 / -94.4169
Survey Summary: An EF2 tornado touched down just south of interstate 20 about 7 miles southwest of Marshall, Texas, and proceeded northeast across the interstate into rural parts of Harrison county. The tornado snapped and uprooted numerous hardwood and softwood trees, pushed metal carports over, ripped roofing material off of a couple homes, and completely destroyed a metal outbuilding.