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670 
NOUS44 KLIX 260101
PNSLIX
LAZ034>037-039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-261315-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA
801 PM CDT THU APR 25 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/24/13 TORNADO EVENT...

.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. 

$$

DM/KEG/FR/MK/CAB



334 
NOUS44 KLIX 270250
PNSLIX
LAZ034>037-039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-261315-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA
801 PM CDT THU APR 25 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/24/13 TORNADO EVENT...
...UPDATED TO ACCOUNT FOR MINOR INJURIES FROM METAIRIE TORNADO...

.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:               2

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. THE TWO OCCUPANTS OF THE TRUCK SUFFERED MINOR 
INJURIES. 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. 

$$

DM/KEG/FR/MK/CAB