Weather History

May 03 Weather History

On this day in 2009, a large and damaging thunderstorm complex known as a derecho moved quickly east across areas of Northeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi during the morning and midday hours. The primary locations affected were south of Interstate 20 where wind gusts ranging from 60 to 80 mph were common. One fatality was recorded just east of Laurel, MS where straight line winds knocked a tree onto an occupied mobile home. In addition, multiple tornadoes were spawned by this thunderstorm complex. To see more information on this event, please visit our website by clicking here!.

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