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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tornadoes Hit North Texas


Tornadoes Hit North Texas

Yesterday evening, the north Texas area just southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth was hit by a series of devastating tornadoes. At least 10 tornadoes were reported.

The cities of Granbury, 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, and Cleburne, a suburb of south Fort Worth were hardest hit. Preliminary damage surveys indicate the Granbury tornado was an EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, with winds in the range of 165-200 mph (266-322 km/hr). Cleburne was hit by an EF-3 tornado (136-165 mph, or 219-265 km/hr). At least 100 injuries and 6 deaths are attributed to the storms, with 7 people still missing.

The photo below shows what is left of a house that was hit by the tornado in Granbury. Granbury is a town of around 8,000 people. For radar images and more damage pictures, visit the link below:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=tornadoes051513

Our thoughts are with those affected by yesterday's storms.

-Amy

References:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=tornadoes051513
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/ef-scale.html

Image credit National Weather Service Fort Worth
Tornadoes Hit North Texas
 
Yesterday, we posted a picture and story about supercell thunderstorms. Yesterday evening, the north Texas area just southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth was hit by a series of devastating tornadoes. At least 10 tornadoes were reported.  

The cities of Granbury, 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, and Cleburne, a suburb of south Fort Worth were hardest hit. Preliminary damage surveys indicate the Granbury tornado was an EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, with winds in the range of 165-200 mph (266-322 km/hr). Cleburne was hit by an EF-3 tornado (136-165 mph, or 219-265 km/hr). At least 100 injuries and 6 deaths are attributed to the storms, with 7 people still missing. 

The photo below shows what is left of a house that was hit by the tornado in Granbury. Granbury is a town of around 8,000 people. For radar images and more damage pictures, visit the link below:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=tornadoes051513  

Our thoughts are with those affected by yesterday's storms. 

-Amy 

References:
 
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=tornadoes051513
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/ef-scale.html
 
Image credit National Weather Service Fort Worth