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Wednesday’s Storms In Robertson County Included A Tornado AND Strong Straight Line Winds

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Ft. Worth announced Friday that Wednesday’s severe weather in Robertson County was a combination of an EF-0 tornado with a peak wind speed of 85 miles per hour, and straight line winds of 75-85 miles per hour.

The NWS survey team determined the tornado was 100 yards wide and was on the ground for one-fourth of a mile.

The tornado damaged a barn near the intersection of Highway 79 and FM 2549.

Additional damage was reported from Harless Lane near Hearne to FM 2549 in the Elliott area.

Wednesday’s storms in Robertson County resulted in no deaths or injuries.

From the National Weather Service office in Ft. Worth:

AN ANALYSIS OF STORM DAMAGE ACROSS ROBERTSON COUNTY DETERMINED AN EF-0 TORNADO OCCURRED IN THE ELLIOT AREA WITHIN A LARGER AREA OF STRONG STRAIGHTLINE WINDS. DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED FROM HARLESS LANE NEAR HEARNE TO FM 2549 IN THE ELLIOT AREA. MOST OF THE TREE AND STRUCTURE DAMAGE WAS DETERMINED TO BE STRONG STRAIGHTLINE WINDS OF 75-85 MPH, BUT AN EMBEDDED TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF US 79 AND FM 2549 WHERE A BARN WAS DAMAGED.

.ELLIOT AREA TORNADO…

RATING: EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.26 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100.0 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 05/08/2019
START TIME: 01:29 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 5 NNE HEARNE / ROBERTSON COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON: 30.9542 / -96.568

END DATE: 05/10/2019
END TIME: 01:30 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 5 NNE HEARNE / ROBERTSON COUNTY / TX
END LAT/LON: 30.9538 / -96.5636

SURVEY SUMMARY: A WEAK TORNADO OCCURRED IN THE ELLIOT AREA WITHIN A LARGER AREA OF STRAIGHTLINE WINDS. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A BARN AND TREES ALONG A QUARTER MILE PATH TO THE EAST. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE IN THE AREA WAS DETERMINED TO BE STRAIGHTLINE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH A BOWING SEGMENT AND/OR A REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0…WEAK……65 TO 85 MPH
EF1…WEAK……86 TO 110 MPH
EF2…STRONG….111 TO 135 MPH
EF3…STRONG….136 TO 165 MPH
EF4…VIOLENT…166 TO 200 MPH
EF5…VIOLENT…>200 MPH

NOTE: THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

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Posted by on May 10 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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