Arp Texas Tornado of February 5, 2008

The National Weather Service Office in Shreveport, LA conducted a survey in and around the Arp Texas on Wednesday February 6. The result of the damage survey show that an EF1 tornado with winds of 90-100 mph touched down 1 mile northeast of Arp and travelled along a path approximately 100 yards wide and 1 mile long.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport did issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Smith County at 4:15 PM CST valid until 5:15 PM CST for this storm. And the area was under a tornado watch.

Several trees were uprooted and/or snapped at a farm house and a large 100x60 bard was completely destroyed. See the map below for a more detailed view of the storm.

Arp Texas Tornado of February 5, 2008
Radar imagery.

Arp Texas Tornado of February 5, 2008
Storm track.

Arp Texas Tornado of February 5, 2008
Large barn destroyed with debris scattered. Barn was fairly new lumber with 3" nails.

Arp Texas Tornado of February 5, 2008
Broader look at the debris field looking east

Arp Texas Tornado of February 5, 2008
scattered in trees, large limbs ripped off

Arp Texas Tornado of February 5, 2008
debris in a tree

Arp Texas Tornado of February 5, 2008
looking east at the house with a large tree uprooted. tress were down to our left and right as well as power lines down which sparked a grass fire.

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