Current Watches and Warnings
Texas, Southern Newton
Statement as of 8:40 PM CDT on April 30, 2016
Expires 2:00 PM EDT on May 03, 2016
840 PM CDT Sat Apr 30 2016
The Flood Warning continues for
the Sabine River near Deweyville.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:45 PM Saturday the stage was 24.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 25.2 feet by
Tuesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact... at stages near 25.0 feet... lowest roads beside the river
flood around Deweyville and subject to being closed. In addition,
low-lying roads in southwest Beauregard Parish are flooded
including Robert Clark Road. Flooding occurs on the south side of
Niblett Bluff park with access roads to Camp houses cut off around
the park. Access roads to the river in northeastern Orange County
* Impact... at stages near 24.0 feet... minor lowland flooding will
Lat... Lon 3061 9376 3031 9381 3008 9378 3005 9367
3044 9364 3057 9363
The Flood Warning continues for
the Sabine River near Bon Wier.
* From Monday morning to Tuesday afternoon... or until the warning is
* At 8:15 PM Saturday the stage was 27.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late Monday morning and
continue to rise to near 30.1 feet by Monday early afternoon.The
river will fall below flood stage by early Tuesday morning.
* Impact... at stages near 30.0 feet... minor lowland flooding will
occur along the river between Merryville and Bon Wier. A few roads
in southwest Vernon Parish have water over them.
Lat... Lon 3104 9361 3078 9366 3055 9379 3053 9366
3082 9350 3104 9348
Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:11 PM CDT on April 30, 2016
Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 02, 2016
... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Monday evening...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* portions of Louisiana and southeast Texas... including the
following areas... in Louisiana... Acadia... Allen... Avoyelles...
Beauregard... Calcasieu... East Cameron... Evangeline... Iberia...
Jefferson Davis... Lafayette... lower St. Martin... Rapides... St.
Landry... St. Mary... upper St. Martin... Vermilion... Vernon and
West Cameron. In southeast Texas... Hardin... Jefferson...
northern Jasper... northern Newton... Orange... southern Jasper...
southern Newton and Tyler.
* Through Monday evening
* rainfall amounts of one to four inches is possible in the watch
area... with locally higher amounts.
* Primary impacts will be flash flooding of low lying locations
especially in urban areas with poor drainage or along low
lying rural roads. Flooding of streams... creeks and bayous can
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:07 PM CDT on April 30, 2016
... NWS damage survey for 04/30/16 tornado event...
estimated peak wind: 120 mph
path length /statute/: 10.15 miles
path width /maximum/: 500 yards
Start date: Apr 30 2016
start time: 6:08 am
start location: 10.3 SW call / Jasper / TX
start lat/lon: 30.5284 / -94.0183
End date: Apr 30 2016
end time: 6:30 am
end location: 1 S call / Jasper / TX
end_lat/lon:30.5284 / -93.8770
Survey summary: a tornado developed approximately 10 miles
southwest of call TX along County Road 702 and moved northeast
along County Road 1004 snapping or uprooting numerous trees and
powerlines over a wide swath. The tornado destroyed a single wide
trailer just west of US Hwy 96. The trailer flipped over twice
with three residents inside. One was transfered to the hospital
to receive stitches. The other two victims sustained only minor
injuries. An aluminum shed near the trailer was lifted and thrown
approximately 200 yards. The tornado then crossed US Hwy 96 where
it continued to snap or uproot trees and powerlines before
dissipating approximately 1 mile south of call TX.
Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.
EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
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