March 11, 2012 West Carroll Parish Tornado

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Event Summary

The tornado touched down along Bar K Road, where multiple trees were snapped or uprooted, and one manufactured home was damaged by a fallen tree. The tornado then continued northeast, passing through the Fiske Union community near the junction of Louisiana Highways 585 and 879. Along Highway 585, several trees were snapped or uprooted. In addition, there was shingle damage to homes, an outbuilding was damaged, and part of the facing was removed from a mobile home. The tornado paralleled Highway 585 for a short distance, snapping a few trees in a cemetery before lifting.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
85 mph
Damage Path Length:
2.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

6.8 W Oak Grove
7:57 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

5.7 WNW Oak Grove
8:00 pm


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 7:57 pm as the tornado passed through the Fiske Union community in western West Carroll Parish. 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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