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Tornado Touches Down In Mississippi, Louisiana

Apr 16, 2018
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The National Weather Service says a tornado ripped through parts of Louisiana and Mississippi causing some damage.

The weather service says a tornado touched down Saturday night in Meridian, Mississippi, with maximum winds of 115 mph knocking out power and uprooting trees. A storm survey confirmed another tornado blew through Richland Parish near Rayville, Louisiana, on Sunday afternoon.

The weather service says the "weak" tornado in Louisiana caused only minor tree damage.

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The northern half of the state is under a slight to enhanced risk of severe weather today and the risk for severe storms shifts to southeast Louisiana for tomorrow. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s a good chance we’ll see a few tornado warnings today.

 

Keim says, "It's a pretty strong funnel system. There's a lot of instability and a lot of convective activity."

 

Keim says a strong cold front that will once again bring us chilly air for the weekend will begin firing off storms this weekend.

 

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Severe storms that killed two people in Louisiana are taking aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma says tornadoes and strong winds are likely Monday from parts of Mississippi extending to South Carolina. The greatest tornado risk is centered over southern Alabama.

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Severe weather is expected to make its way through Northeast Louisiana today.

Meteorologists are predicting that the line of thunderstorms will arrive mid-afternoon with a possibility of high winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.

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Prepare Now for Spring Severe Weather

Mar 23, 2017
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The spring season is the time for change and that includes weather.

Northeast Louisiana experiences some of the most severe weather from March to June. Tornadoes, high winds, and flash floods all can happen in an instant, and it's best interest to be prepared.

Prior to severe weather, the National Weather Service issues a watch a few hours before active weather; then, a warning is issued once signs of severe weather begin.

Tornado Leads to Major Damage in LaSalle Parish

Jan 23, 2017
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LaSalle Parish residents are working today to repair storm damage from Saturday’s storm.

An EF1 tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service in the Jena area. The severe weather damaged buildings and uprooted trees.

Many areas sustained severe damage including a destroyed church in the community of Midway.

That storm also moved into Mississippi and produced a tornado that killed four near Hattiesburg.

Severe storms moved through northeast Louisiana yesterday. There were no reports of injuries but many areas sustained damage.

The National Weather Service received storm reports of a tornado near Kelly, Louisiana on U.S. Highway 165.

Large hail over 1" pelted  Ruston, Olla and Natchitoches and   1.75 "  hail  was reported near Grayson.

Many areas sustained wind damage along U.S. Highway 165. Tress were blown over along the highway between Grayson and Columbia.  

Union Parish experienced high winds and trees were uprooted in Farmerville.