Severe Weather in the Southeast United States

October 27th, 2021 |

This morning brought a line of severe weather, rain, and thunderstorms to parts of Texas into Louisiana. The system moves eastward, already delivering on a threat of severe weather. As of 2:08 PM CDT (19:08Z) today, October 27, 2021, there is an active tornado warning in multiple parishes throughout Southern Louisiana. The system will continue to move through the Gulf Region through Thursday.

A “line” system associated with severe weather moves over East Texas into Louisiana as seen in this 5-minute GOES-16 ABI Band 2 animation (visible wavelength, 0.64 microns). The ABI Band 2 data has spatial resolution at 0.5 km, making it useful for the analysis of small-scale clouds in rapidly changing weather systems such as this one.