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Tornado Touchdown In San Antonio, More Severe Storms Possible Today

20 Feb 2017, 9:58 am

Severe thunderstorms developed last night in Texas with several reports of damage in the Central and Eastern parts of the state. San Antonio was among the hardest hit areas with reports of more than 100 homes damaged during the storms from high winds and a tornado.

Video from last night shows extensive damage to trees and structures in the area where the tornado touched down. The most damage was reported on the north side of San Antonio near Highway 281 in the Alamo Heights neighborhood.

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According to KSAT, “the CPS Energy website, at one point during the storms, 44,000 people were without power. Presently there are 603 outages affecting 18,225 CPS Energy customers.” Video shows transformers blowing with power outages.

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The National Weather Service in San Antonio has confirmed that at least one tornado touched down in the San Antonio area last night. Survey crews are out inspecting damage already this morning and will report back on any additional tornado confirmations throughout the day.

A strong tornado signature was indicated on radar north of downtown San Antonio late last night as the area was under a Tornado Warning. This storm likely produced the tornado and damage.

The Storm Prediction Center has outline a marginal risk for severe weather today in Southern Louisiana and far East Texas. The next significant risk for severe weather in the nation is Friday in the Ohio Valley.

 

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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