There’s a second severe weather season for Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi in the fall/early winter. Nov. 1 was an example of that with most of our area under an enhanced risk of severe weather. This kind of risk usually produces EF2 or EF3 tornadoes like the one in New Orleans East, which was an EF3.
As of this writing, two confirmed EF2 tornadoes touched down in Washington Parish with winds of 115 mph, injuring two. Two EF1 tornadoes were confirmed nearby in Mississippi’s Jackson County. The National Weather Service will continue to survey more damage from Nov. 1.