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Severe Weather Event of March 22, 2022


A strong upper level disturbance and surface low produced tornadic supercell thunderstorms over portions of metro New Orleans in Southeast Louisiana during the evening hours of Tuesday March 22, 2022. There were two tornadoes reported with these supercell thunderstorms as they moved across portions of metro New Orleans. The most significant tornado impacted the community of Arabi in St. Bernard Parish, LA.

2 tornadoes have been confirmed from this event. These tornadoes have been determined to range in strength from EF1 to EF3 after NWS storm surveys were conducted. 

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