SPC Stats

Path length: 15.56 miles

Width:  1087 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

Rating:  EF3

County/Parish:  Harrison, TX / Caddo, LA

On January 20, 2010, the strongest tornado was an EF3 that moved through Harrison County, TX, into Caddo Parish, LA.

The tornado developed four miles northeast of Crossroads in a wooded area west of Ireland Williams Road. It intensified as it approached I-20 near Mile Marker 628. Two businesses were destroyed on both the south and north service roads. One was a metal building and the other a mobile home. A home in this area was destroyed, with only a few interior walls remaining. Another home sustained damage to the roof and carport. Debris was scattered across I-20 and Hwy 80.

The tornado moved northeast into Jonesville, TX. A grocery store roof was peeled, and walls were removed from a large warehouse. A few metal buildings were also destroyed north of Jonesville. Maximum winds in Harrison County were estimated at 150-160 mph.

The twister continued its northeast trek into Caddo Parish. It had weakened tremendously, and most of the damage was to trees. The tornado lifted SW of Blanchard.

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 32.4869 / -94.1689   End:  32.5506 / -93.9127

Corrected Coordinates based on damage reports:

Start: 32.468261/-94.173705         End: 32.579103/-93.941263.      

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Images via the NWS Shreveport

Radar snapshot of the EF3 tornado near Waskom, TX. A debris ball was noted on radar as the tornado was passing over Interstate 20 near Mile Marker 628. Several homes and businesses were either completely destroyed or heavily damaged.
Tornado damage near Waskom, TX.

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