MAY 15 2008 TORNADO OUTBREAK

Overview

One of the most widespread severe weather events across Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas in many years affected the area between 1 AM CDT and 9 AM CDT on Thursday, May 15, 2008.  Tornadoes and wind damage were reported in numerous locations, with the most significant damage across South-Central Louisiana around the Lafayette Metropolitan area.  A total of 10 tornadoes were confirmed across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, making this the biggest tornado outbreak across the region since October 16, 2006.

Local Storm Reports
Experimental Graphical Local Storm Reports for May 15 2008
List of all NWS Lake Charles Local Storm Reports
SPC Storm Reports for May 14 2008
SPC Storm Reports for May 15 2008
May 15 2008 Google Earth KML data file


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Google Map Legend

Tornadoes

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Hail

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T'storm Wind

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