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Strong Cold Front Moving Through Midwest Towards the East Coast

A strong cold front moving east across the Midwest will produce numerous impacts. Severe thunderstorms that develop ahead of the front may have damaging winds, marginally large hail, and brief tornadoes. In addition, heavy rain may produce localized flash flooding. Strong gusty winds are possible from Texas into the western Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

Severe Weather Event of February 7, 2017


A strong upper level disturbance and related surface low produced several severe thunderstorms across the area from mid-morning through the early afternoon hours of Tuesday February 7, 2017. There were several tornadoes reported with these severe thunderstorms as they moved across the area. The most significant tornadoes impacted the New Orleans East community, the Watson area of Livingston Parish, and near Killian also in Livingston Parish.

6 tornadoes have been confirmed from this event. These tornadoes have been determined to range in strength from EF0 to EF3 after NWS storm surveys were conducted. 

Damage Surveys: