12aprAll DayAshland (Bienville Parish, LA)


Start Time: 10:30 am CDT 

End Time:  10:31 am CDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 107 mph

Path length: 1.62 miles

Width: 400 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

Parish:  Bienville

State:  Louisiana

Start Lat/Lon:  32.1488 / -93.1185

End Lat/Lon: 32.1653 / -93.0989

A brief EF-1 Tornado touched down just north of the Bienville and Natchitoches Parish line along Foster Arbor Road and tracked northeast for nearly 2 miles, crossing Highway 153, New Ramah Road, Cloud Road, and Thompson Road in the process. The tornado did mostly tree damage, but a few structures did sustain minor roof damage from the wind (not falling branches or trees). The most considerable damage occurred as the tornado crossed Thompson Road and scores of large pine trees had their trunks snapped. Radar data suggested the tornado likely continued on for another mile or two east of Thompson Road, but there was no access to those areas for the survey to confirm.


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