Baker, LA Tornado - December 10, 2012

 
Rating:
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
5.4 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3.2 miles SW of Baker, LA at 648 AM
Approximate End Point/Time:
2.2 miles ENE of Baker, LA at 657 AM

 

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in East Baton Rouge Parish near the city of Baker, LA.  It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds of 105 mph.

From the Local Storm Report:

TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ON HIGHWAY 61 NEAR THE INTERSECTION WITH B R BARGE CANAL. TORNADO CAUSED MODERATE DAMAGE TO A ROOF OF A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AND MINOR DAMAGE TO A CONVENIENCE STORE. A TREE WAS UPROOTED AT THE SAME LOCATION. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED ENE CAUSING SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE UNTIL CROSSED OVER NEW RAFE MEYER ROAD AND MOVED INTO LINCOLN HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION. THIS WAS THE LOCATION OF THE WORST DAMAGE WITH NUMEROUS SOFT WOOD TREES SNAPPED AND A FEW RESIDENCES WITH MODERATE TO MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE. A TRAVEL TRAILER WAS ROLLED OVER 25 TO 30 YARDS AND DESTROYED. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED TO TRAVEL TO THE ENE CROSSING OVER HIGHWAY 19 AND CAUSING MODERATE DAMAGE TO THE ROOF OF A CAR WASH. AFTERWARDS IT CONTINUED TO THE ENE CAUSING SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A FEW HOME BEFORE FINALLY LIFTING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF PLANK ROAD AND DYER ROAD.

Track of Baker Tornado
Baker Tornado Track on 12/10/2012

KLIX Reflectivity for Baker Tornado
KLIX Reflectivity for Baker, LA Tornado at 652 AM CST 12/10/2012

KLIX Storm Relative Velocity for Baker Tornado
KLIX Storm Relative Velocity at maximum intensity at 652 AM CST 12/10/2012

 

 

Damage
Damage to roof of home and derbis thrown

Damage
  Large uprooted tree and debris

Damage
Brick and roof damage

Damage
Tree and power pole damage and





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