March 21st – 23rd Southern U.S. Outbreak

In late March 2022, a mid-latitude cyclone took shape in the western United States. The system moved east, triggering multiple rounds of severe and tornadic storms. In the evening of March 21st, numerous tornadoes hit East Texas, including several near the Dallas and Austin metro regions. The next evening, storms pushed east, bringing severe weather and tornadoes into Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The most destructive being an EF-4 tornado that ripped through the St. Bernard Parish of New Orleans.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Multi-Day View of Storm System

Description:

A multi-day view of a line of storms trekking across the Southern United States.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms Hail Tornadoes Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Storm System Triggers Storms in Southern Plains

Description:

A mid-latitude cyclone kicking up dust and firing intense storms across the U.S. Southern Plains.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms Hail Tornadoes Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM