Two Tornadoes Confirmed From Tuesday Night in TX, LA Dec 20, 2017

A strong tornado touched down in east Texas on Tuesday night, damaging trees, power lines and leading to mostly minor damage to homes in the area of the tornado.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Shreveport, Louisiana, the tornado snapped power poles, downed trees and led to damaged roofs and outbuildings. The tornado had maximum winds of up to 115 miles-per-hour (MPH) and traveled about 3.1 miles, with a maximum width of nearly 700 yards.

No injuries or fatalities were reported from the tornado.

Anything that is rated an EF-2 or higher on the Enhanced Fujita scale is considered to be a strong tornado.

Another tornado, an EF-1 in DeQuincy, Louisiana, tracked 4.7 miles with maximum estimated winds of 100 MPH and was 600 yards wide. This one, with damage pictured below, touched down just after 2am in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

So far, December has featured plenty of below-average temperatures across the Southeast, limiting severe weather chances. That said, there could be more storms in the coming days.

The severe weather outlook over the next few days looks to bring some storms back into the same region, but at this point no significant severe weather is anticipated.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest forecast and for more on the storms from Tuesday night.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Featured photo: Eric Brill, @EBrillWx

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