Tornado summaries from the National Weather Service

tornado  in bourg la. 2013

Funnel cloud in Bourg, photo from John Cro

Kenner tornado:

Rating:                 EF-1

estimated peak wind:    90 mph

path length /statute/:  0.75 miles

path width /maximum/:   50 yards

fatalities:             0

injuries:               0

 

Start date:             4/24/2013

start time:             1148 am CDT

start location:         Kenner/Jefferson/la

start lat/lon:          30.044/-90.272

 

End date:               4/24/2913

end time:               1150 am CDT

end location:           Kenner/Jefferson/la

end_lat/lon:            30.031/-90.272

 

Survey_summary: a short lived tornado touched down near the intersection of west Loyola Dr and Joe yenni Blvd. It moved nearly due south along west Loyola Dr causing minor to moderate roof damage to about a dozen homes. The tornado also downed power lines…knocked over light poles…and ripped large limbs off of several large Oak trees. A few of the limbs were upwards of 18 inches in diameter. The tornado lifted shortly after crossing the intersection of west Loyola Dr and Vintage Dr. Sporadic straight line wind damage was also found in the surrounding areas.

 

Metairie tornado…

 

Rating:                 EF-0

estimated peak wind:    75 mph

path length /statute/:  2 miles

path width /maximum/:   75 yards

fatalities:             0

injuries:               0

 

Start date:             4/24/2013

start time:             1152 am CDT

start location:         Metairie/Jefferson/la

start lat/lon:          30.009/-90.200

 

End date:               4/24/2013

end time:               1156 am CDT

end location:           Metairie/Jefferson/la

end_lat/lon:            29.983/-90.178

 

Survey_summary: a weak tornado touched down near the intersection of Meadowdale St and Kent Ave in Metairie where it downed a large but rotting tree onto a parked car. The tornado moved southeastward causing minor roof damage to a few residences as it approached veterans Blvd. At the intersection of transcontinental Dr and veterans Blvd…it snapped several small trees and overturned a large truck. It continued to cause minor damage to trees and rooftops as it moved through the Pontchartrain Gardens subdivision. The tornado ripped a metal breezeway awning from The Crescent city Christian school before crossing the Interstate. It continued southeastward tearing large branches from trees and sporadically causing minor roof damage to homes before lifting near the intersection of north Woodlawn Ave and west Metairie Ave.

 

.St Gabriel tornado…

 

Rating:                 EF-0

estimated peak wind:    85 mph

path length /statute/:  0.33 miles

path width /maximum/:   75 yards

fatalities:             0

injuries:               0

 

Start date:             4/24/2013

start time:             955 am CDT

start location:         2.6 miles north of St Gabriel/Iberville/la

start lat/lon:          30.301/-91.109

 

End date:               4/24/2013

end time:               957 am CDT

end location:           2.6 miles north of St Gabriel/Iberville/la

end_lat/lon:            30.303/-91.103

 

Survey_summary: a weak tornado touched down immediately after crossing the Mississippi River near the community of Iberville just north of St Gabriel. The short lived tornado crossed over Lawrence Parkway…beehive street…and Daisy Avenue mainly causing tree damage. 5 to 10 Oak were snapped or uprooted with numerous branches snapped. One storage shed lost its roof.

Tornado quickly lifted after crossing Daisy Avenue.

 

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 event and publication in NWS storm data.


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