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Tornadoes Caught On Camera In Texas

16 May 2020, 8:29 pm

Multiple tornadoes touched down in the Ark-La-Tex region of the South on Saturday. These were confirmed by numerous videos of the unfolding events. Here are just a couple of the examples:

These tornadoes were moving in a unique direction, to the *northwest* on Saturday. Generally the storms in this part of the country move from west to east, however an unusually-strong low pressure system over Texas was spinning these storms to move in a contrary trajectory.

The red dots pictured above show where the reports of tornadoes were on Saturday. The video above was from Wright Patman Lake, which is near the bottom-most red dot on the map.

The severe thunderstorms *should* diminish through the overnight hours and into early Sunday morning, May 17th. However, a few lingering downpours and storms could cause brief, minor flooding as well as strong, gusty winds.

Flooding will be possible overnight because of the recent heavy rainfall. Widespread, heavy rain accumulations of two to four inches occurred across the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro and flooding reports came in from the adjacent states too.

The rain chances will diminish with time through Sunday but in the meantime, be safe!

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Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.

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