April 4, 2011 LaSalle/Catahoula Parish Tornado


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Event Summary

This tornado touched down roughly 8 miles north of Jena, in north-central LaSalle Parish, and tracked out of LaSalle Parish into far northwest Catahoula Parish. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along with some structures damaged across northern LaSalle Parish. Across Catahoula Parish, numerous trees were uprooted and snapped in a convergent pattern and four power poles were snapped. The path length was 5 miles in Catahoula Parish with a total path length of 13 miles.
Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
Damage Path Length:
5 miles (13 total)
Maximum Path Width:
0.25 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:
8 miles SW of Enterprise
3:04 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 miles SW Enterprise
3:09 pm


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 3:09 pm on April 4th. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

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