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Elmwood to Old Jefferson, LA Tornado - February 7, 2017

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.95 miles
Maximum Path Width:
25 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
Elmwood, LA at 1051 AM CST
Approximate End Point/Time:
Jefferson, LA at 1053 AM CST


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage near Elmwood, LA, and Jefferson, LA. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds of 80 mph.

Tornado began near Elmwood and led to intermittent large tree limb and minor roof damage along a one mile path into the Old Jefferson area of Metairie.

Killian to Madisonville, LA tornado track of Feb 7, 2017
Surveyed damage track from Elmwood, LA to Jefferson, LA

KLIX radar data for Elmwood, LA tornado of 2/07/2017
KLIX WSR-88D radar data near Elmwood, LA at 1050 AM CST 2/07/2017



Roof damage to home

Damage to a home

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