Webster Parish Tornado of December 9, 2008
A team of National Weather Service meteorologists conducted a survey of the damage which occurred
as a result of thunderstorms in Webster Parish, Louisiana. The team found the damage resulted
from a weak EF1 tornado, with wind speeds between 95 and 105 MPH.
A approximately 10:30 AM Tuesday, the 50 yard-wide tornado touched down one quarter mile southwest
of the intersection of Goodwill Road and parish road 117. The storm moved northeast, lifting in
a forested area approximately two-tenths of a mile from its initial touchdown point.
Several outbuildings were destroyed by the tornado. In addition, the storm damaged several homes,
peeling the siding from one house and destroying the roof of several others. Numerous large oak
trees were also snapped or twisted as the tornado moved along its path.
The National Weather Service would like to thanks residents in the area for their assistance in
conducting the damage survey.
Radar imagery of the tornadic thunderstorm as it passed through Webster Parish. Imagery on the
left is of storm reflectivity, with deep red indicating the more intense activity. Imagery on the
right is of storm relative motion, which indicates rotation where the reds and greens meet.
Download the data for this map as a KML file.
Download Google Earth here.A map of the path of the storm and locations where damage was found.
A National Weather Service staff member surveys damage caused by a tornado in Webster Parish near
A brick home suffered severe roof damage during a tornado in Webster Parish near Dixie Inn on
December 9, 2008.
Several buildings were damaged and several trees were snapped during this storm.
This home suffered extensive damage during a tornado which struck on December 9th, 2008. In
addition, several large trees in the were snapped or uprooted.