Texas Tornadoes May 15th 2013

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NOTE: "VERY PRELIMINARY and it will change." Public Information Statement Issued by NWS Dallas/Fort Worth, TX May 16th - #NWSFortWorth 539 PM CDT MAY 16 - Damage Survey 05/15/2013 Tornado Event, Preliminary 13 confirmed Tornadoes http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=tornadoes051513

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Texas Tornadoes May 15th 2013

  1. 1. 842NOUS44 KFWD 162240PNSFWDTXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-170930-PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX539 PM CDT THU MAY 16 2013...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/15/2013 TORNADO EVENT......UPDATED TO INCLUDE AN EF-1 TORNADO IN ENNIS. ALSO UPDATEDINFORMATION ON THE MILLSAP...LAKE AMON G. CARTER...HAMILTON COUNTYAND CRESSON TORNADOES...THIS INFORMATION IS CONSIDERED VERY PRELIMINARY. SURVEY TEAMS WERESENT TO JOHNSON COUNTY...HOOD COUNTY...PARKER COUNTY...ELLIS COUNTYAND MONTAGUE COUNTY. OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WE WILL CONTINUE TOCOLLECT DATA...TALK WITH EMERGENCY OFFICIALS AND RESPONDERS...ANDEYE WITNESSES...REVIEW RADAR DATA...PICTURES AND VIDEOS. THEINFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS SUBJECT TO AND LIKELY WILLCHANGE.SO FAR 13 TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED. THE FIRST TORNADOOCCURRED IN MONTAGUE COUNTY AROUND 538 PM CDT. THE LAST REPORTEDTORNADO WAS AROUND 1210 AM IN ENNIS.AN ADDITIONAL SURVEY TEAM WILL LIKELY BE SENT TO SURVEY DAMAGENORTHWEST OF CRESSON ON FRIDAY.THE TORNADOES REPORTED BELOW ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER..TORNADO #1 - NORTHERN MONTAGUE COUNTY...THIS TORNADO WAS REPORTED BY STORM SPOTTERS. NO ADDITIONALDETAILS ON THIS TORNADO ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. ADDITIONALINFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS TORNADO LATER..TORNADO #2 - LAKE AMON G. CARTER/MONTAGUE COUNTY...RATING: EF-1ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPHINJURIES: 1SURVEY CREWS FOUND FIVE HOMES DAMAGED BY THIS TORNADO SOUTH OF LAKEAMON G. CARTER. FOUR OF THE HOMES WERE SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED AND ONEHOME WAS DESTROYED. IN ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE WASREPORTED. ONE MINOR INJURY WAS REPORTED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILLBE PROVIDED ON THIS TORNADO LATER..TORNADO #3 - ALVORD/WISE COUNTY...THIS TORNADO WAS REPORTED BY THE PUBLIC AND STORM SPOTTERS. NOADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THIS TORNADO ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS TORNADO LATER..TORNADO #4 - MILLSAP/PARKER COUNTY...RATING: EF-1ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
  2. 2. SURVEY CREWS FOUND FIVE HOMES SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED BY THIS TORNADO.IN ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED. ADDITIONALINFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS TORNADO LATER..TORNADO #5 - GRANBURY/HOOD COUNTY...RATING: EF-4FATALITIES: 6INJURIES: DOZENSSIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH THIS TORNADO INCLUDING HOMES WIPEDCLEAR OFF THE FOUNDATION. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDEDON THIS TORNADO AFTER SURVEY CREWS RETURN..TORNADO #6 - PECAN PLANTATION/HOOD COUNTY...RATING: EF-1ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90-100 MPHSURVEY CREWS FOUND AN ADDITIONAL DAMAGE PATH SEPARATE FROM TORNADO#5 THAT AFFECTED GRANBURY. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDEDON THIS TORNADO AFTER SURVEY CREWS RETURN..TORNADO #7 - NW OF CRESSON/HOOD COUNTY...SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS REPORTED NORTHWEST OF CRESSON BY EMERGENCYOFFICIALS. A SURVEY CREW WILL LIKELY BE SENT TO THE DAMAGED AREA ONFRIDAY. NO ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THIS TORNADO ARE AVAILABLE AT THISTIME. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS TORNADO LATER..TORNADO #8 - CLEBURNE/JOHNSON COUNTY...RATING: EF-3ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 140 MPHPATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.5 MILESPATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1060 YARDSSIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH THIS TORNADO. ADDITIONALINFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS TORNADO AFTER SURVEY CREWSRETURN..TORNADO #9 - 6 ESE CLEBURNE/JOHNSON COUNTY...RATING: EF-0ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPHSURVEY CREWS FOUND AN ADDITIONAL DAMAGE PATH SEPARATE FROM TORNADO#8 THAT AFFECTED THE CITY OF CLEBURNE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILLBE PROVIDED ON THIS TORNADO AFTER SURVEY CREWS RETURN..TORNADO #10 - MILLS COUNTY...THIS BRIEF TORNADO WAS REPORTED BY STORM SPOTTERS. NO ADDITIONALDETAILS ON THIS TORNADO ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. ADDITIONALINFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS TORNADO LATER.
  3. 3. .TORNADOES #11 AND #12- WESTERN HAMILTON COUNTY...VIDEO FOOTAGE SHOWED 2 BRIEF TORNADOES OCCURRED SIMULTANEOUSLY INWESTERN HAMILTON COUNTY. NO ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THESE TORNADOESARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDEDLATER..TORNADO #13 - ENNIS/ELLIS COUNTY...RATING: EF-1ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPHPATH LENGTH /STATUE/: APPROX 6 MILESSIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED IN ENNIS WITH THIS TORNADO. THE TORNADOBEGAN WEST OF INTERSTATE 45 AND CROSSED THE INTERSTATE SOUTH OFENNIS AVENUE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THISTORNADO AFTER SURVEY CREWS RETURN.EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THEFOLLOWING CATEGORIES.EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPHEF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPHEF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPHEF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPHEF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPHEF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPHNOTE:THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TOCHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION INNWS STORM DATA.$$JLDUNN/GPATRICK

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