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Dangerous Heat in the Western U.S.; Flash Flooding Possible Across Portions of the South

High temperatures in the 90s to 100s and warm overnight temperatures will continue across parts of the Interior Northwest, central California, and the Great Basin. Thunderstorms and heavy rain may produce scattered flash flooding across much of the Southern Rockies into the Southwest, particularly over sensitive burn scars in New Mexico, and across the Southeast into the Carolinas. 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: