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COMET Case Study 027: Southern Louisiana Tornados 1999 Data at UCAR/JOSS/NOAA/CODIAC

Abstract: On 1-2 January 1999, southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana
experienced a major tornado outbreak which featured 1 F3, 5 F2's, and
8 F0-F1's. While southern Louisiana's annual average for tornados is
13 (1950-1995), it hosted 12 tornados on 1-2 January. All of the
tornados were indicated by WSR-88D radars in Lake Charles and Fort
Polk, Louisiana. The average lead time was an impressive 24
minutes. There was one fatality in Texas, but, given the severity of
the outbreak and the fact that it happened overnight, it is fortunate
that there were not more people injured or killed.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 36.4   S: 27.5   E: -84.5   W: -98.6

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: COMET Case Study 027: Southern Louisiana Tornados
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/EOL
Version: Not provided
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-01-02
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Data Center
Cooperative Distributed Interactive Atmospheric Catalog System, Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: codiac at
Contact Address:
Codiac Data Archive
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000-FL4
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: varies
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01