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Dangerous Heat in the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding Potential in the Southern Rockies and Southwest

Widespread high temperatures in the 90s with heat indices exceeding 100 degrees will persist across the western U.S. this weekend into the week. There are fire weather concerns in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. Monsoon conditions continue to linger across the Southern Rockies and Southwest posing a heavy rainfall threat which may lead to additional flash flooding concerns. Read More >

Severe Weather Across Southeast Louisiana 

March 29, 2011

A warm front moved out of the Gulf of Mexico across Southeast Louisiana during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, March 29th. Thunderstorms developed along the warm front that became severe in intensity, producing numerous reports of large hail, very high winds and isolated tornadoes.

NWS survey teams from WFO New Orleans/Baton Rouge found 2 separate short-lived weak tornado tracks - an EF1 in Delacroix and a  EF0 in Edgard. In addition, a large swath of straight line wind damage occurred across portions of the West Bank of the Greater New Orleans Area.  

A photo of a Funnel Cloud sighted over Edgard, LA on March 29, 2011

A snap shot of a funnel cloud near Edgard, LA on March 29, 2011 (behind building right of center)

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