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Severe Storms Cause Damage & Confirmed EF-2 Tornado in Texas Overnight

25 Nov 2020, 11:43 am

Last night’s tornado has been confirmed by the National Weather Service survey in S. Arlington, Texas and has been rated as an EF-2 tornado with maximum winds of 115 mph. This was near Pioneer Parkway and South Center Street in south Arlington.

A line of damaging storms evolved across the Southern Plains late in the day Tuesday before strengthening and racing to the Southeast across Texas and the Mississippi River overnight.

A number of tornado warnings were issued including near Denton, Texas, where video appears to show a tornado or lowering of a cloud illuminated by flashes of lightning.

Images of storm damage have been coming in from the Arlington area, which show large tree branches broken in addition to damage to several structures and vehicles. Two of the images appear to show a collapse fast food drive through on top of vehicles.

Helicopter footage from local news stations in the Dallas area shows damage to multiple structures.

Storm reports from Tuesday and Wednesday morning are scattered across the Southern Plains.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!