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Rain Continues in Texas; Temperature Anomalies Continue

Showers and storms capable of producing localized flooding will persist across Texas through the weekend, with a focus of heavy rainfall along the middle and southern Texas coast. Heavy rain, at times, in central Texas will exacerbate ongoing flooding. Near record low daily high temperatures continue across the East and South, while the West remain warmer than average. Read More >

Overview
A total of four tornadoes touched down during the evening of November 23, 2004, in West Central and North Central Louisiana.

TOTAL TORNADO COUNT = 4

F0 = 2
F2 = 1
F3 = 1
 
TOR. # START POINT END
POINT
RATING PEAK WIND LENGTH/
WIDTH
FATALITIES/
INJURIES
REMARKS
 #1 1 mile SW of Natchez, Natchitoches Parish, LA 0.5 mile NE of Natchez, Natchitoches Parish, LA F0 40 to 72 mph   None This tornado began one mile SW of Natchez and moved northeast through town. Damage consisted mainly of minor roof damage and trees uprooted.
 #2 Near Mora, Natchitoches Parish, LA Near Williana, Grant Parish, LA F2 113 to 157 mph 20 miles/
300 yards
1 injury This tornado began near Mora, or about 15 miles ESE of Kisatchie. It crossed the Red River north of Colfax and finally lifted about 2.5 miles N of Colfax northeast across Lake Iatt to near Williana. Several homes sustained moderate to major damage along Hwy 490 near Marco and Galbraith. Extensive tree damage was also observed.
 #3 SW of Olla, La Salle Parish, LA Near Copenhagen, Caldwell Parish, LA F3 158 to 205 mph 12 miles/
300 yards
1 fatality/
20 injuries
This tornado began just SW of Olla in La Salle Parish, moved northeast through Olla, crossed into Caldwell Parish near Spaulding, and through Holum and Copenhagen. La Salle High School sustained roof damage. Approximately 90 homes and/or mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed in and around Olla. Numerous treets were twisted, broken, or uprooted. 24 to 36 homes in La Salle Parish were damaged.
#4 4 miles SW of Prospect, Grant Parish, LA 1 mile S of Prospect, Grant Parish, LA F0 40 to 72 mph 3 miles/
100 yards
None  
Tornado paths in Natchitoches and Grant Parishes on November 23, 2004
Morning snowfall of approximately 6 inches in Idabel, OK
 
Tornado path in La Salle and Caldwell Parishes on November 23, 2004
Snow falling in Lone Star, TX, on Christmas Night.
 
Mobile home destroyed near Galbraith and Marco
Mobile home destroyed near the towns of Galbraith and Marco along Highway 490.
 
House damaged along Hwy 490 between Galbraith and Marco
A house damaged along Highway 490 between Galbraith and Marco.
 
Brick home damaged between Galbraith and Marco
A brick home damaged along Highway 490 between Galbraith and Marco.
         
Numerous trees down along Hwy 490
Trees were down were common along Highway 490 between Marco and Galbraith.
 
Mobile home damaged near Marco
Mobile home damaged near Marco. Picture is courtesy of the Natchitoches Times and Wiley Butler.
 
Damaged house near Marco
Gentlemen removing a large tree that smashed part of a house near Marco. Picture is courtesy of the Natchitoches Times and Wiley Butler.
         
House destroyed in Olla, LA
A house destroyed in Olla, LA. One fatality occurred with this tornado.
 
Trees snapped off northeast of Spaulding, LA
100 to 150 yard path of trees snapped off in a ravine in Caldwell Parish just northeast of Spaulding, LA.
 
Smashed pickup truck north Olla, LA
MA smashed pickup truck just north of Olla, near the community of Standard. This truck was tossed 200 feet. A man and a boy were also blown 200 feet away from their mobile home and landed next to this truck. Both were knocked unconscious.
         
Roof damage at Olla High School
Roof damage at Olla High School.
 
Severe damage to a house in Holum, LA
Severe damage to a house in Holum in Caldwell Parish.

 

 
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