May 25 2011, marked the end of another tornado outbreak across the central United States. Fortunately, there were only a few reported tornadoes in the four state region. 2 tornadoes touched down in Farmerville LA within 15 minutes of each other. Other reports of trees down and up to Golf ball sized hail were reported across north LA including the Natchitoches LA area later in the evening between 9 and 10 pm.
The following is a list of details compiled about each tornado track.
1 MILE SOUTH OF FARMERVILLE
DATE: MAY 25 2011
TIME: 7:58 PM CDT THROUGH 8:10 PM CDT
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 150 YARDS
MAXIMUM WINDS:70-75 MPH
LENGTH: 6.5 MILES
THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN OVER BAYOU DARBONNE PER EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS AS A RAIN WRAPPED TORNADO. THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST CROSSING TERRAL ISLAND ROAD SNAPPING NUMEROUS TREE BRANCHES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST PRIMARILY DAMAGING TREES SOUTHEAST OF FARMERVILLE. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED ALONG HWY 2 EAST OF FARMERVILLE SNAPPING A FEW TREES AND LARGE LIMBS BEFORE LIFTING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 2 AND JOE RODGERS ROAD.
2 MILES WEST OF FARMERVILLE
DATE: MAY 25 2011
TIME: 8:20 PM CDT THROUGH 8:28 PM CDT
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 400 YARDS
MAXIMUM WINDS: 85-90 MPH
LENGTH: 6.0 MILES
THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN WEST OF FARMERVILLE SOUTH OF HWY 2 SNAPPING NUMEROUS TREES IN A NEIGHBORHOOD ALONG BAYOU DARBONNE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST ALONG HWY 2 SNAPPING TREES AND POWERLINES EVENTUALLY CROSSING THE HWY NEAR SELIG ST MOVING ACROSS THE NORTH SIDE OF FARMERVILLE. THE TORNADO CROSSED MARION HWY NEAR OLD CARR ROAD SNAPPING NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES AND CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING TECH DRIVE WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE DOWNED ONTO HOMES CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A FEW HOMES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST ALONG HUDSON ROAD SNAPPING A FEW TREES AND EVENTUALLY LIFTING WEST OF JOHN EDWARDS ROAD. MINOR DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED TO THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM AND TO THE ROOF OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. MUCH OF THE TOWN OF FARMERVILLE WAS WITHOUT POWER FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS INCLUDING THE HOSPITAL WHICH RAN ON GENERATORS FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS.
Radar image taken from 7:49 PM showing the first supercell approaching Farmerville