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Severe Weather Event 
December 10, 2012

A strong cold front moved through the area during the morning hours of Monday, Decemeer 10.  A squall line developed with numerous thunderstorms along the line that became severe in intensity, producing numerous reports of thunderstorm wind damage and a few possible tornadoes.  While tornadoes are not common in our area in December, they are also very much a possibility.  

NWS survey teams from WFO New Orleans/Baton Rouge found that three tornadoes touched down in the area.  In addition, some straight line winds also caused damage in Washington Parish.  Individual web pages explaining each event along with survey information is located at the bottom of this page.  


Forecast Setup
Graphical Forecast Map from the morning of December 10, 2012. 

Survey Information 


Location Start/
End Time
Event Type/
Max Winds
Path Length Path Width
Walthall County
7 miles S of Tylertown, MS to 15 miles E of Tylertown, MS
Monday 12/10
7:52 AM - 8:19 AM CST
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
None 17 miles 100 yards
East Baton Rouge Parish
3.2 miles SW of Baker, LA to 2.2 miles ENE of Baker, LA
Monday 12/10
6:48 PM - 6:57 PM CST
EF-1 Tornado
105 mph
None 5.4 miles 100 yards
Ascension Parish
3.8 miles N of Gonzales, LA to 3.9 miles N of Gonzales, LA
Monday 12/10
8:50 AM - 8:54 AM CST
EF-1 Tornado
90 mph
None 1.4 miles 30 yards