NWS Shreveport- Public Information Statement- Updated NWS Damage Survey for March 24, 2017 Tornado Event 032617

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

Rating: EF-2

Estimated Peak Wind:    105-115 MPH

Path Length /Statute/:  3 Miles

Path Width /Maximum/: 225 Yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

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.

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