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The chance of earthquake damage in 75211 Zip Code is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 75211 Zip Code is much higher than Texas average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #852

75211 Zip Code
0.02
Texas
0.04
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

75211 Zip Code
0.0000
Texas
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #321

75211 Zip Code
345.75
Texas
208.58
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 6,484 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 75211 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:52
Dust Storm:0Flood:867Hail:2,713Heat:18Heavy Snow:16
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:13Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:2,574Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:6Winter Storm:16Winter Weather:12
Other:178 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 75211 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 75211 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 75211 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 125 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 75211 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.01957-06-12332°41'N / 96°53'W003K0Dallas
4.02010-09-08232°46'N / 96°52'W32°48'N / 96°52'W3.00 Miles516 Yards01750K0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Minor roof damage on the order of EF0 damage was noted along much of the path of this tornado, but EF2 damage was observed near the intersection of Irving Blvd and Mockingbird Lane in west Dallas. Near the intersection, substantial damage occurred to a warehouse. An exterior wall of the warehouse collapsed causing part of the roof to collapse. In addition, a tractor trailer traveling on Mockingbird Lane in front of the warehouse was blown into the warehouse, and the driver sustained minor injuries. Additional stores in the industrial area near the intersection sustained roof damage and holes were ripped into some roofs. Local broadcast media recorded this tornado live as it moved north through the western portions of the city of Dallas. Maximum wind speeds were estimated to be 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine moved through the western portions of north Texas dropping several inches of water in some locations and producing 8 tornadoes. Significant flash flooding occurred during the late evening hours of September 7th through September 8th. Up to 12 inches of rain fell across the area with the highest totals along the Interstate 35 corridor. Numerous high water rescues and evacuations were conducted across the region. On September 8th, an EF2 tornado moved through the western city limits of Dallas, injuring one person. Just prior to the Dallas tornado, an EF1 tornado moved through Seagoville in the southeastern portions of Dallas County. Two fatalities occurred during the event due to the flooding.
4.52000-03-28232°45'N / 96°59'W32°45'N / 96°59'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: The Arlington tornado damaged several homes just to the west of the Tarrant/Dallas county line in Grand Prairie (see above) before dissipating shortly after 1920 CST. Dallas County Thunderstorm Narrative The parent storm that produced the Arlington-Grand Prairie tornado moved east into Dallas county about 1915C. The storm produced several funnels between Desoto and Lancaster, eventually producing a brief touchdown in rural areas between Red Oak and Wilmer (spotters). Street flooding was reported in southwest Dallas.
4.61970-04-25232°48'N / 96°56'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0122.5M0Dallas
6.01977-04-20232°39'N / 96°55'W1.50 Miles77 Yards0025K0Dallas
7.51974-04-11232°46'N / 96°47'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Dallas
9.91979-05-03232°33'N / 96°53'W32°39'N / 96°50'W7.60 Miles200 Yards0525.0M0Dallas
12.11993-09-13232°44'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards055.0M0Tarrant
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Arlington just north of Interstate 30 on Lamar and Collins streets. A gas station, restaurant, and Ramada Inn motel were unroofed. Five injuries were reported at the Ramada Inn where walls on the second floor were blown inward. Damage was estimated at $3 million.
12.12000-03-28332°44'N / 97°07'W32°44'N / 97°07'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0000Tarrant
 Brief Description: Tarrant County Thunderstorm Narrative The first tornado damage was reported near Castleberry High School, about four miles west of downtown Fort Worth (618 PM). Additional roof and tree damage occurred in Monticello neighborhood of River Oaks. A number of businesses were then damaged or destroyed near the intersection of Camp Bowie and West Seventh (620 PM). Tornado moved east along West Seventh Street, striking the Montgomery Ward building and the adjacent Linwood neighborhood, doing extensive damage to older homes (622 PM). The tornado then did extensive damage to the six story Cash America building, nearly destroying it. Further significant damage was then done to the Mallick Tower building and Calvary Cathedral Building (624 PM). The tornado weakened as it entered downtown, but wind borne debris broke thousands of windows in buildings and high rises (626 PM). Particularly hard hit was the Bank One Building, which had 80% (3,000) of its windows broken, and the Union Pacific Resources Building (1,300 of 5,000 windows broken). Numerous other structures were affected to a lesser degree. Automobiles in streets and parking lots were also damaged. The tornado then dissipated as it moved east of downtown, although scattered minor damage occurred to roofs, trees, fences, and billboards about 3 miles east of the city near I-30 and Brentwood Stair. Two people were killed as a direct result of the tornado. A man (age 52) was killed while trying to reach shelter after warning others of the tornado, while a homeless man (age 67) was killed by a wall that collapsed on him. Some 80 other people were injured, but only six required hospitalization. Hail did extensive damage to roofs and autos mainly in Lake Worth and Saginaw. Initial tornado damage in Arlington occurred at a restaurant on South Cooper street. The tornado moved east and gained strength, doing F3 damage near Bardin and Matlock (707 PM), south of I-20. The tornado then struck the northern part of Arlington Airport (F2). The tornado paralled I-20, crossing the Interstate about one mile west of Highway 360, overturning at least one 18-wheeler (F1)(712 PM). The tornado then began moving northeast, ending with F2 damage to subdivision just northeast of Grand Prairie airport (near Arkansas and Parkside)(720 PM). In spite of the damage, there were no deaths or serious injuries in Arlington or Grand Prairie. One commercial building was destroyed in Arlington, and 22 others damaged. Residential building damage (Tarrant county) was as follows: Location Destroyed Major Damage Minor Damage Azle 0 0 13 (hail) Lake Worth 0 0 118 (hail) River Oaks 0 3 51 Fort Worth 28 48 136 Arlington 67 146 458 Grand Prairie 6 9 32 Total 101 206 808
12.21973-05-06232°45'N / 97°07'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Tarrant
12.51981-05-08232°34'N / 96°59'W32°33'N / 96°54'W4.90 Miles73 Yards0025K0Dallas
13.01976-05-26332°54'N / 96°51'W32°55'N / 96°47'W4.50 Miles150 Yards012.5M0Dallas
13.01963-09-07232°50'N / 97°06'W0.40 Mile50 Yards0025K0Tarrant
13.21996-01-17232°36'N / 96°45'W32°36'N / 96°45'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00750K0Dallas
 Brief Description: Tornado number two developed near I-35/Idlewild Ct. and lifted near Marsalis/Pleasant Run Rd.
13.61994-04-25432°36'N / 96°45'W32°40'N / 96°40'W6.00 Miles800 Yards348500K0Dallas
 Brief Description: The Lancaster tornado was on the ground for approximately 6 miles and was 1/2 mile wide, producing upper F3 to lower F4 damage. Two hundred twenty-three homes were destroyed, 227 damaged, 58 businesses destroyed. Severe damage was done to one elementary and one junior high school. Eighty percent of the historic downtown square was destroyed. (F73O)(F70O)(M71O)
14.11956-08-14232°33'N / 97°04'W32°35'N / 97°01'W3.80 Miles33 Yards003K0Ellis
14.41969-10-12332°40'N / 96°50'W32°59'N / 96°32'W28.00 Miles200 Yards023K0Dallas
16.01984-12-13332°43'N / 96°38'W32°47'N / 96°38'W3.10 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Dallas
16.91973-03-06232°49'N / 97°11'W1.50 Miles30 Yards0025K0Tarrant
17.01957-04-02332°51'N / 96°50'W33°06'N / 96°50'W17.20 Miles100 Yards102002.5M0Dallas
17.31984-12-13332°47'N / 96°38'W32°53'N / 96°38'W6.90 Miles500 Yards02825.0M0Dallas
18.31961-04-11232°58'N / 96°45'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0325K0Dallas
18.91993-09-13232°34'N / 97°14'W32°42'N / 97°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards005.0M0Tarrant
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 5 miles west of Mansfield and moved north-northeast into southwest Arlington before lifting. A large microwave tower was flattened. Additionally, 6 mobile homes, 20 houses, and 3 businesses were damaged.
20.01971-12-14232°46'N / 96°36'W32°47'N / 96°32'W4.30 Miles167 Yards042.5M0Dallas
20.01969-04-27232°52'N / 97°13'W00250K0Tarrant
20.21990-01-19232°55'N / 96°38'W0.80 Mile50 Yards012.5M0Dallas
21.11971-12-14233°02'N / 97°00'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Denton
21.41958-08-12232°55'N / 96°38'W32°55'N / 96°35'W3.00 Miles300 Yards003K0Dallas
22.41971-04-28232°25'N / 96°51'W10.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Ellis
23.41976-04-19232°37'N / 97°17'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Tarrant
23.41973-12-03233°04'N / 97°00'W0.10 Mile7 Yards003K0Denton
24.31995-04-19232°44'N / 97°19'W32°48'N / 97°20'W5.00 Miles50 Yards004.0M0Tarrant
 Brief Description: The tornado track was approximately five miles long from the Texas Christian University campus to 1.5 miles southeast of downtown Fort Worth. At least six vehicles were overturned, major damage was sustained by an apartment complex, and significant damage occurred to roofs. Power lines, telephone and power poles, and a large number of trees were blown down by high winds.
24.61959-10-04332°46'N / 96°35'W32°59'N / 96°27'W16.90 Miles67 Yards00250K0Dallas
24.71973-06-19232°45'N / 97°20'W0.30 Mile500 Yards00250K0Tarrant
25.61958-04-21232°28'N / 96°59'W32°16'N / 96°51'W15.90 Miles440 Yards018250K0Ellis
25.71977-09-12233°01'N / 96°37'W2.50 Miles167 Yards0025K0Collin
25.71990-04-05232°45'N / 97°21'W0.20 Mile10 Yards002.5M0Tarrant
25.72000-03-28332°45'N / 97°21'W32°45'N / 97°21'W4.00 Miles250 Yards28000Tarrant
 Brief Description: M52OU, M67OU Tarrant County Thunderstorm Narrative The first tornado damage was reported near Castleberry High School, about four miles west of downtown Fort Worth (618 PM). Additional roof and tree damage occurred in Monticello neighborhood of River Oaks. A number of businesses were then damaged or destroyed near the intersection of Camp Bowie and West Seventh (620 PM). Tornado moved east along West Seventh Street, striking the Montgomery Ward building and the adjacent Linwood neighborhood, doing extensive damage to older homes (622 PM). The tornado then did extensive damage to the six story Cash America building, nearly destroying it. Further significant damage was then done to the Mallick Tower building and Calvary Cathedral Building (624 PM). The tornado weakened as it entered downtown, but wind borne debris broke thousands of windows in buildings and high rises (626 PM). Particularly hard hit was the Bank One Building, which had 80% (3,000) of its windows broken, and the Union Pacific Resources Building (1,300 of 5,000 windows broken). Numerous other structures were affected to a lesser degree. Automobiles in streets and parking lots were also damaged. The tornado then dissipated as it moved east of downtown, although scattered minor damage occurred to roofs, trees, fences, and billboards about 3 miles east of the city near I-30 and Brentwood Stair. Two people were killed as a direct result of the tornado. A man (age 52) was killed while trying to reach shelter after warning others of the tornado, while a homeless man (age 67) was killed by a wall that collapsed on him. Some 80 other people were injured, but only six required hospitalization. Hail did extensive damage to roofs and autos mainly in Lake Worth and Saginaw. Initial tornado damage in Arlington occurred at a restaurant on South Cooper street. The tornado moved east and gained strength, doing F3 damage near Bardin and Matlock (707 PM), south of I-20. The tornado then struck the northern part of Arlington Airport (F2). The tornado paralled I-20, crossing the Interstate about one mile west of Highway 360, overturning at least one 18-wheeler (F1)(712 PM). The tornado then began moving northeast, ending with F2 damage to subdivision just northeast of Grand Prairie airport (near Arkansas and Parkside)(720 PM). In spite of the damage, there were no deaths or serious injuries in Arlington or Grand Prairie. One commercial building was destroyed in Arlington, and 22 others damaged. Residential building damage (Tarrant county) was as follows: Location Destroyed Major Damage Minor Damage Azle 0 0 13 (hail) Lake Worth 0 0 118 (hail) River Oaks 0 3 51 Fort Worth 28 48 136 Arlington 67 146 458 Grand Prairie 6 9 32 Total 101 206 808
25.72002-04-16332°45'N / 97°21'W32°45'N / 97°21'W2.10 Miles80 Yards00250K0Tarrant
 Brief Description: The fourth and most significant tornado of the day developed in east Fort Worth just south of Ramey Avenue east of Loop 820, moved north and dissipated between Forest and Haynie streets, south of Greenlee Street. Damage occurred to a strip mall, with heavy damage to a duplex. Several homes were partially unroofed, two businesses suffered heavy damage, and roof damage occurred to the sanctuary of a church.
26.41971-04-28232°26'N / 97°11'W0.50 Mile20 Yards000K0Johnson
26.71957-11-17232°43'N / 97°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards023K0Tarrant
27.01960-08-21233°07'N / 97°01'W0.20 Mile40 Yards0225K0Denton
27.11963-09-06232°33'N / 97°19'W1.50 Miles50 Yards000K0Johnson
27.11976-05-23232°54'N / 96°29'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Rockwall
27.31968-05-13232°56'N / 96°30'W0.40 Mile33 Yards0025K0Collin
27.91973-05-06232°33'N / 97°20'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Johnson
28.11971-07-26233°08'N / 97°01'W0.50 Mile17 Yards0125K0Denton
28.41960-05-04332°48'N / 97°26'W32°52'N / 97°20'W7.40 Miles500 Yards012250K0Tarrant
29.61961-03-26232°33'N / 97°22'W0.30 Mile17 Yards010K0Johnson
29.81991-04-28233°10'N / 96°52'W0.50 Mile77 Yards00250K0Denton
29.91951-06-16232°27'N / 97°25'W32°27'N / 97°10'W14.50 Miles20 Yards0025K0Johnson
30.21975-05-14232°58'N / 97°21'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Tarrant
30.51959-11-03233°05'N / 97°14'W1.20 Miles300 Yards0025K0Denton
30.61983-11-22232°21'N / 96°41'W32°21'N / 96°37'W3.00 Miles40 Yards062.5M0Ellis
30.81963-04-22233°08'N / 96°49'W33°12'N / 96°43'W7.70 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Collin
30.91969-04-27233°03'N / 96°43'W33°08'N / 96°27'W16.50 Miles200 Yards045250K0Collin
31.42008-04-23232°33'N / 97°24'W32°33'N / 97°24'W001.0M0KTarrant
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A storm survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that a tornado touched down in the town of Crowley near Sharondale Drive and Morfield Drive. Damage was mostly confined to these two streets where two houses lost significant portions of their roofs and received damage to external walls. Two houses had portions of roof decking removed and several metal storage buildings were damaged. Several additional homes suffered minor roof damage and nearby trees had large limbs broken off. This tornado was rated an EF-2 with maximum sustained winds of 110-115 MPH. EPISODE NARRATIVE: North Texas was impacted with a linear mesoscale convective system as well as discrete supercell thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. An EF-2 tornado destroyed several homes in the town of Crowley and several other brief tornadoes were reported as well. Other severe reports included large hail and damaging winds.
31.61973-05-11232°55'N / 97°27'W32°48'N / 97°25'W8.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tarrant
31.61971-04-28232°21'N / 96°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020250K0Ellis
31.91961-03-26332°29'N / 97°22'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Johnson
32.31981-10-13232°28'N / 97°23'W32°30'N / 97°22'W2.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
32.51962-06-08232°27'N / 97°21'W1.50 Miles133 Yards000K0Johnson
32.51972-03-24232°37'N / 96°22'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kaufman
32.71970-04-18232°48'N / 97°28'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Tarrant
33.71970-04-25232°40'N / 96°20'W0.10 Mile10 Yards100K0Kaufman
33.81977-03-27233°12'N / 96°43'W00250K0Collin
34.11971-12-14232°31'N / 97°26'W0.20 Mile17 Yards00250K0Johnson
34.51974-05-14232°42'N / 97°30'W0.30 Mile100 Yards000K0Tarrant
34.61985-05-13232°21'N / 96°31'W32°23'N / 96°30'W4.50 Miles77 Yards0162.5M0Dallas
35.21969-10-12332°59'N / 96°32'W33°14'N / 96°27'W17.90 Miles200 Yards003K0Collin
35.31959-10-04332°59'N / 96°27'W33°08'N / 96°25'W10.70 Miles67 Yards05250K0Collin
36.21985-10-18233°08'N / 96°30'W2.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0Collin
36.21968-05-13232°23'N / 97°22'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Johnson
36.31974-04-21232°44'N / 96°17'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Kaufman
36.31961-03-26332°11'N / 96°53'W32°15'N / 96°45'W9.10 Miles280 Yards042.5M0Ellis
36.91963-03-11332°35'N / 96°18'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kaufman
36.91978-04-30232°24'N / 97°24'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
37.31962-06-28232°20'N / 97°20'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Johnson
37.31965-06-23232°37'N / 97°32'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Johnson
37.71973-04-23332°22'N / 97°23'W2.50 Miles333 Yards030K0Johnson
37.81970-04-18232°58'N / 96°19'W0025K0Rockwall
37.91968-05-11232°10'N / 97°14'W32°17'N / 97°03'W13.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hill
37.91976-05-26432°15'N / 97°16'W32°12'N / 97°01'W15.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hill
38.01975-05-29233°00'N / 97°29'W00250K0Wise
38.11976-05-26432°12'N / 97°01'W32°11'N / 97°00'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ellis
38.92006-12-29232°10'N / 97°19'W32°22'N / 97°14'W15.00 Miles587 Yards0122.0M0KJohnson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and found that the tornado which originated in Hill County continued on its destructive northeast path into Johnson County. Damage to sheds and vegetation was noted along County Roads 1205 and 1204. The most significant damage to structures was found near FM 916, CR 1202, and CR 1205, northeast to near Highway 171. Several structures were unroofed while others suffered partial roof loss. Major damage to trees was also noted here. Damage to homes and trees continued along the track near CR 421, CR 423, and CR 415 just north of Highway 4. The tornado then crossed FM 2415. The last observed damage was along the south shore of Lake Alvarado. County officials reported that twenty-two residences were destroyed, twenty were heavily damaged, and twenty more had minor damages. Ten people were taken to local hospitals. Most were for minor injuries, but two suffered more serious injuries and were released from the hospital the next day. The Governor designated Johnson County a disaster area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.
38.91971-10-19232°25'N / 97°32'W32°29'N / 97°26'W7.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
39.21973-11-24332°21'N / 97°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Johnson
39.21975-04-07232°21'N / 97°24'W0.20 Mile27 Yards01250K0Johnson
39.41976-05-26432°16'N / 97°17'W32°15'N / 97°16'W1.90 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Johnson
39.41976-04-19232°41'N / 97°35'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Parker
39.71976-05-26232°16'N / 97°18'W0.20 Mile100 Yards000K0Johnson
39.91976-05-26332°24'N / 97°27'W32°21'N / 97°26'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Johnson
40.31966-06-12333°18'N / 97°00'W33°20'N / 96°58'W3.60 Miles133 Yards000K0Denton
40.71962-09-07232°20'N / 97°25'W2.00 Miles167 Yards01250K0Johnson
40.71967-06-29233°16'N / 97°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Denton
41.51958-04-27233°12'N / 96°35'W33°12'N / 96°19'W15.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Collin
41.81975-10-24232°08'N / 96°57'W0025K0Ellis
42.11961-11-02232°14'N / 96°30'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Navarro
42.51957-04-02333°02'N / 97°33'W01250K0Wise
42.81981-05-17233°16'N / 97°20'W33°16'N / 97°15'W4.90 Miles123 Yards003K0Denton
43.12010-10-24232°11'N / 96°33'W32°15'N / 96°27'W7.00 Miles480 Yards041.0M0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong EF2 tornado hit the town of Rice damaging several homes, derailing train cars, damaging a school, and overturning cars on the interstate. The tornado began about 4 miles outside the town limits of Rice and first damaged two homes near NW 050 road. One of the homes was completely destroyed. About a mile and half later, the tornado struck another home causing the exterior walls to collapse and taking the roof off the home. Next, the tornado entered the town of Rice and moved over a train track derailing 11 train cars. One of the train cars ended up in the nearby baseball field of the high school. The baseball field and nearby football stadium was also damaged, and the softball field was completely destroyed. Power poles and bleachers were damaged at the football and baseball field. At the softball field, the fences, dugouts, scorekeepers stand, scoreboard, light poles, and bleachers were all destroyed. The tornado then damaged an intermediate school causing one wall to lean and peeling the roof off the gymnasium. Next, the tornado crossed Interstate 45 where it overturned a few cars and trapped some people. One 18 wheeler carrying a dump truck lost the dump truck which fell onto a car traveling in the other direction. The driver of the car sustained minor cuts. East of the interstate, the tornado damaged 4 more homes causing mainly roof damage to the homes. The roof damage east of the interstate was mostly EF1 intensity. A total of 4 persons were injured during this tornado. All were transported to area hospitals with minor, non-life threatening injuries. In addition to the structural damage, trees were snapped along the path of the tornado. The maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 135 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed along and east of Interstate 35 in association with a dryline across north Texas. The storms produced large amounts of hail which damaged hundreds, if not thousands, of roofs. In Hunt County alone, emergency officials estimated nearly 500 homes had some form of roof damage. In addition, a strong EF2 tornado moved through Rice damaging the new intermediate school, several homes, derailing train cars and overturning vehicles on Interstate 45. A second EF0 tornado damaged 10 homes near Lone Oak.
44.91973-11-24233°00'N / 97°37'W0025K0Wise
45.01957-04-02333°17'N / 96°37'W33°24'N / 96°37'W8.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Collin
45.21991-04-12232°17'N / 97°28'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Johnson
45.21991-04-12232°17'N / 97°28'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Johnson
45.21961-03-26233°04'N / 96°14'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Hunt
45.51955-04-06233°22'N / 97°11'W33°25'N / 96°49'W21.40 Miles33 Yards0125K0Denton
46.41996-04-13233°03'N / 97°37'W33°03'N / 97°37'W0.50 Mile75 Yards00100K0Wise
 Brief Description: Two mobile homes and a barn were destroyed by a tornado in Keeter.
46.51955-03-20232°05'N / 96°43'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
46.61961-03-16232°20'N / 97°33'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
46.61969-05-15233°22'N / 97°12'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0025K0Denton
46.81971-03-12333°23'N / 96°50'W33°26'N / 96°46'W5.20 Miles440 Yards000K0Grayson
47.31981-10-13232°08'N / 97°20'W32°10'N / 97°19'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hill
47.61967-05-01232°10'N / 96°27'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Navarro
48.31984-02-11232°50'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Leon
48.62006-05-09333°22'N / 96°31'W33°24'N / 96°38'W4.00 Miles300 Yards261.0M0Collin
 Brief Description: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that a significant tornado developed approximately three miles east-northeast of Anna. A house was unroofed and another damaged just east of Collin County Road 477. Trees and power lines were also downed. A roof was damaged along FM 2862 west of Collin County Road 480. The tornado ranged from an F1 to an F2 on the Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale during this part of its lifetime. The tornado then turned on a slightly more northerly track. The tornado reached its maximum intensity of F3 as it crossed FM 3133 just north of the Westminster community. Vegetation west of FM 3133 was scoured. Two homes were heavily damaged south of Collin County Road 531. A mobile home and several permanent structures suffered heavy damage along Brangus and Black Roads, near the Collin-Grayson County line. These were the locations of the fatalities. Several other people suffered injuries and were transported to hospitals. Numerous livestock were killed. The affected parts of Collin County were declared disaster areas. The tornado continued on its destructive path as it crossed into Grayson County. F80MH, M82MH
49.01965-03-16332°01'N / 96°52'W32°03'N / 96°44'W8.40 Miles50 Yards0125K0Navarro
49.02006-12-29232°05'N / 97°24'W32°12'N / 97°20'W8.00 Miles587 Yards00500K0KHill
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and found that a tornado developed west of FM 933 and south of CR 1145. Tree damage was noted as the tornado crossed FM 933 and FM 67 one mile southeast of Blum. The tornado apparently increased in size and intensity after crossing FM 67. A large grain silo was toppled over on CR 1137, roughly 1.5 miles northeast of Blum. Extensive tree and power pole damage was also noted. The path width was over a quarter of a mile at this time. As the tornado crossed County Roads 1136 and 1133, widespread tree damage was noted, as was structural damage to roofs and windows. The tornado then moved across FM 2488 just south of the Johnson County line, where a well-engineered home lost portions of roof decking and a large barn was destroyed. Portions of the barn's metal skin were carried over a mile to the north-northeast. The tornado then crossed into Johnson County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A rare winter tornado outbreak occurred on December 29 over portions of North Texas, spawning almost two dozen tornadoes. Very high shear and low instability created an environment favorable for tornadoes. A strong surface low pressure system and warm front located in southern North Texas increased the probablitity for low-level rotation. In addition to tornadoes, severe reports of large hail and flash flooding were widespread.
49.21974-10-31232°03'N / 96°41'W0025K0Navarro
49.61972-03-26232°01'N / 97°08'W32°03'N / 97°02'W6.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hill
49.71957-04-02333°24'N / 96°37'W33°25'N / 96°35'W2.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Grayson
49.91955-04-06233°25'N / 96°49'W33°27'N / 96°32'W16.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grayson
49.91982-05-12232°36'N / 97°50'W32°40'N / 97°41'W8.00 Miles150 Yards062.5M0Parker
50.01955-05-11232°06'N / 96°30'W000K0Navarro


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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