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Two rounds of severe weather struck Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana from February 16th into February 17th.  One area of strong to severe thunderstorms developed early in the morning on February 16th, with two reports of large hail across central Louisiana.  Late in the evening on February 16th into the early morning of February 17th, an intense line of severe thunderstorms, called a squall line, moved rapidly across the area from west to east with numerous reports of large hail and wind damage.  The worst damage was from an EF1 Tornado along the leading edge of the squall line, which struck in and near Palmetto, Louisiana in northern St. Landry Parish.


Local Storm Reports
Experimental Graphical Local Storm Reports for February 16-17 2008
SPC Storm Reports for February 16-17 2008
List of all Local Storm Reports for February 16-17 2008
February 16-17 2008 Google Earth KML data file

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