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COMET Case 27 (01-02 January 1999)-Southern Louisiana Tornados-FREELY AVAILABLE

Case study community,

                               (01-02 JANUARY, 1999)
On 1-2 January 1999, southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana experienced a
major tornado outbreak which featured 1 F3, 5 F2s, and 8 F0-F1s. While
southern Louisiana's annual average for tornados is 13 (1950-1995), it
hosted 12 tornadoes 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

This case expands our coverage of severe weather to Texas and Louisiana,
and allows study of a major severe weather outbreak along the Gulf Coast
region in January.
Case 027 is now freely available for searching, browsing, and ordering for
FTP download including data in McIDAS, GEMPAK, and NIDS formats.
                      -----NEW FORMAT AVAILABLE-----
Data for Case 027 is also available in netCDF, AWIPS compatible format
when ordered as a complete dataset through the CODIAC WWW system. This is
the ninth case made available in this format.
To order case study 027 data, go to

                       ----ADDITIONAL RESOURCES----
For a detailed description of case study 027 and other training support
documentation, see COMET Case Study 027 at:
Additional case studies and other case studies handling this type of event
can be found at:

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                          -----FUTURE CASES-----
The next case study to be released is the Fort Worth, Texas Tornados of 28
March, 2000.  The release of this case is anticipated within the next 3
weeks. Please visit the COMET Case Study Status page for a complete
listing of future cases and status of existing and future cases.


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