Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed From Texas Storms
A busy Sunday evening of severe weather in Texas has officially resulted in at least five confirmed tornadoes, two National Weather Service (NWS) offices said on Monday.
The NWS office in Fort Worth confirmed two tornadoes in Bosque County, another in Hill County and another in Dallas County, while the NWS office in Houston confirmed an EF-0 tornado on the northwest side of the city.
This was all a part of an active night of severe weather across Texas that spawned several severe storms, including massive hail up to 4″ in diameter (grapefruit-size). Associated tornado warnings with the storm forced AT&T Stadium in Arlington, near Dallas, to be put on lockdown with emergency evacuations after the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff game. The storms didn’t damage the stadium, though one of the confirmed tornadoes took place in neighboring Grand Prairie in Dallas County. As of Monday night, that tornado hadn’t received an EF rating.
At least 30 homes suffered damage from the twisters, the most damaging of which appeared to be an EF-1 tornado in Hill County in the Lake Whitney community. Two injuries were reported with the Lake Whitney storm, but no fatalities were reported with any of Sunday’s storms.
Another weak tornado touched down near the Jersey Village area on the northwest side of Houston on Monday morning, receiving an EF-0 rating.
The forecast, fortunately, calms down the severe weather pattern in the next few days, although a marginal risk (a 1 on a 0-to-5 scale) is in place for parts of the Texas Gulf coast for Tuesday, including Houston.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on these storms as more tornadoes in Texas are possibly confirmed.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi