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

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Earthquake Index, #1378

Davilla, TX
0.00
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

Davilla, TX
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, #970

Davilla, TX
189.86
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 2,926 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Davilla, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:10Dense Fog:0Drought:87
Dust Storm:1Flood:560Hail:1,164Heat:6Heavy Snow:13
High Surf:3Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:20
Thunderstorm Winds:945Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:6Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:16
Other:62 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Davilla, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Davilla, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Davilla, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 75 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Davilla, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.81955-05-06230°47'N / 97°16'W30°44'N / 97°13'W4.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Milam
12.51971-11-17230°26'N / 97°21'W30°46'N / 96°59'W31.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bastrop
12.61962-06-01230°39'N / 97°01'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Milam
14.91978-07-28230°36'N / 97°18'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Williamson
15.91956-03-21230°57'N / 96°59'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Milam
16.81996-04-12231°01'N / 97°10'W31°02'N / 97°09'W1.00 Mile250 Yards0060K0Bell
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, two barns and a cattle feeder.
17.21981-05-09230°45'N / 96°57'W30°35'N / 96°52'W12.60 Miles60 Yards00250K0Milam
19.61954-04-30330°26'N / 97°25'W30°37'N / 97°12'W18.10 Miles880 Yards06250K0Williamson
19.71955-05-06231°06'N / 97°21'W30°59'N / 97°15'W10.10 Miles33 Yards11250K0Bell
21.21953-12-02330°30'N / 96°58'W30°32'N / 97°00'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0425K0Lee
22.31969-08-14231°05'N / 97°18'W00250K0Bell
22.31969-08-14231°05'N / 97°18'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Bell
23.61973-05-23231°06'N / 97°20'W31°06'N / 97°17'W3.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Bell
24.51975-04-29230°52'N / 97°00'W31°00'N / 96°35'W26.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Milam
25.11989-06-07230°40'N / 96°48'W30°39'N / 96°44'W4.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Milam
25.21994-11-05230°25'N / 97°09'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0010K0Lee
 Brief Description: A trailer home was destoyed 1 mile north of the town of Blue. The tornado lifted the mobile home and dropped it 25 feet away. A 13-year old boy was eating supper in the mobile home alone as the tornado struck. He described a sound "like a freight train", with the trailer beginning to rock back and forth. He remembered hitting the floor and ceiling as the mobile home was rolled over and destroyed. He was found uninjured amid the debris. At 1845CST the Sheriff's Department reported trees downed just southeast of Blue.
25.91990-03-14331°04'N / 97°30'W31°06'N / 97°21'W9.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bell
26.11967-04-13231°04'N / 97°27'W31°07'N / 97°23'W5.40 Miles90 Yards003K0Bell
26.31989-05-17330°46'N / 97°37'W30°49'N / 97°36'W3.00 Miles1700 Yards1282.5M0Williamson
26.31957-04-24330°23'N / 97°17'W30°26'N / 97°14'W5.10 Miles880 Yards00250K0Williamson
26.61965-08-09231°06'N / 97°25'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Bell
26.71997-05-27230°52'N / 97°36'W30°50'N / 97°37'W2.00 Miles200 Yards000K0KWilliamson
 Brief Description: Several eyewitnesses reported that the Jarrell tornado was preceded for a period of 8 to 10 minutes by a series of short-lived very small tornadoes that formed from the same supercell thunderstorm. These touched down, then dissipated in order. The first tornado in Williamson County formed near 2:25 pm CST and built rapidly to F2 strength. It survived for approximately 8 minutes, often returning briefly to a roped and tilted feature before it died. This tornado was followed by a second that formed near 2:35 pm CST. It built quickly into a multi-vortex tornado that appeared to be near F2 strength as well. This dissipated after only 4 minutes. The final tornado from this same supercell, , the Jarrell Tornado, developed as a small...rope-shaped tornado, touching down around 2:40 pm CST inside the Williamson County line northwest of Jarrell. From film and eyewitness accounts, it expanded quickly into a very large vortex nearly 1/2 mile in width. Observations recounted by eyewitnesses indicated that the damage path may not have been made strictly by one tornado. A number of eyewitnesses reported seeing several small, rope-like funnels before the character of the tornado changed drastically into the killer tornado. Ground damage patterns in the Double Creek Subdivision also suggested this possibility. The tornado crossed CR 308, CR 305, and then CR 307. Where the tornado crossed each of these county roads, approximately 525 feet of asphalt was ripped off each of the roadways. This particular destruction was believed to be very close to the centerline of the tornado circulation. As the tornado crossed the intersection of CR 305 and 307, a business on the corner was destroyed. The tornado moved into the Double Creek area at this point with total destruction. F5 destruction continued from shortly after its formation until very close to the end of the damage path. The tornado began a brief turn toward the southeast as it entered the Double Creek subdivision and the surrounding area, moving very slowly. It reached the subdivision at 3:48 pm. This time is based on a clock found at a destroyed residence in the extreme northwest corner of the subdivision and the home believed to be the first struck by the tornado. Here, it widened to it maximum width of three-quarters of a mile. From the air, the ground appearance changed abruptly in the vicinity of CR 308 and continued until very near the end of the path. No definitive circulation patterns or suction spots were evident, but there was the noted obvious change in the appearance of the ground. In the Double Creek area, approximately 40 structures were totally destroyed. One of the most striking signs in approaching this area was the distinct lack of debris of any size. Closer inspection showed lots of little debris but no sign of large items. It was estimated that several dozen vehicles had been in the subdivision and removed by the tornado. Nearly 300 cattle grazing in a pasture near the subdivision were also killed, with many of them tossed and blown for over 1/4 mile. At least half a dozen cars were identified from the air lying in the open areas, most of them flattened and encrusted with mud and grass. Trees in the subdivision were completely stripped of bark. Later ground survey revealed that most of the debris that was left in the area was extremely small indicating the power of the tornadic wind. All 27 deaths associated with the Jarrell tornado occurred in the Double Creek area. Eyewitnesses reported that it appeared to have slowed down as it entered the subdivision, and that may account for the nearly total destruction that took place. After passing through the Double Creek area, the tornado shifted its track again slightly, moving toward the south-southwest across CR 309 and into a heavily wooded area of cedar trees. The total destruction of the tornado ends abruptly shortly after entering the wooded area. However, a small swath of tree damage on the north side of the main damage path suggested the possibility of a multiple vortex pattern. No other evidence of multiple vortices was observed. The sequence of weather phenomenon reported with this tornado was exactly opposite of that often reported- the tornado first appeared, followed by nearly calm conditions, then hail, followed by rain and finally brief, gusty winds. This is attributed to the fact that the parent supercell was moving toward the southwest for most of its life. The storm essentially "backed into" the area as it moved.
27.01997-05-27230°50'N / 97°37'W30°49'N / 97°37'W0.50 Mile150 Yards000K0KWilliamson
 Brief Description: Several eyewitnesses reported that the Jarrell tornado was preceded for a period of 8 to 10 minutes by a series of short-lived very small tornadoes that formed from the same supercell thunderstorm. These touched down, then dissipated in order. The first tornado in Williamson County formed near 2:25 pm CST and built rapidly to F2 strength. It survived for approximately 8 minutes, often returning briefly to a roped and tilted feature before it died. This tornado was followed by a second that formed near 2:35 pm CST. It built quickly into a multi-vortex tornado that appeared to be near F2 strength as well. This dissipated after only 4 minutes. The final tornado from this same supercell, , the Jarrell Tornado, developed as a small...rope-shaped tornado, touching down around 2:40 pm CST inside the Williamson County line northwest of Jarrell. From film and eyewitness accounts, it expanded quickly into a very large vortex nearly 1/2 mile in width. Observations recounted by eyewitnesses indicated that the damage path may not have been made strictly by one tornado. A number of eyewitnesses reported seeing several small, rope-like funnels before the character of the tornado changed drastically into the killer tornado. Ground damage patterns in the Double Creek Subdivision also suggested this possibility. The tornado crossed CR 308, CR 305, and then CR 307. Where the tornado crossed each of these county roads, approximately 525 feet of asphalt was ripped off each of the roadways. This particular destruction was believed to be very close to the centerline of the tornado circulation. As the tornado crossed the intersection of CR 305 and 307, a business on the corner was destroyed. The tornado moved into the Double Creek area at this point with total destruction. F5 destruction continued from shortly after its formation until very close to the end of the damage path. The tornado began a brief turn toward the southeast as it entered the Double Creek subdivision and the surrounding area, moving very slowly. It reached the subdivision at 3:48 pm. This time is based on a clock found at a destroyed residence in the extreme northwest corner of the subdivision and the home believed to be the first struck by the tornado. Here, it widened to it maximum width of three-quarters of a mile. From the air, the ground appearance changed abruptly in the vicinity of CR 308 and continued until very near the end of the path. No definitive circulation patterns or suction spots were evident, but there was the noted obvious change in the appearance of the ground. In the Double Creek area, approximately 40 structures were totally destroyed. One of the most striking signs in approaching this area was the distinct lack of debris of any size. Closer inspection showed lots of little debris but no sign of large items. It was estimated that several dozen vehicles had been in the subdivision and removed by the tornado. Nearly 300 cattle grazing in a pasture near the subdivision were also killed, with many of them tossed and blown for over 1/4 mile. At least half a dozen cars were identified from the air lying in the open areas, most of them flattened and encrusted with mud and grass. Trees in the subdivision were completely stripped of bark. Later ground survey revealed that most of the debris that was left in the area was extremely small indicating the power of the tornadic wind. All 27 deaths associated with the Jarrell tornado occurred in the Double Creek area. Eyewitnesses reported that it appeared to have slowed down as it entered the subdivision, and that may account for the nearly total destruction that took place. After passing through the Double Creek area, the tornado shifted its track again slightly, moving toward the south-southwest across CR 309 and into a heavily wooded area of cedar trees. The total destruction of the tornado ends abruptly shortly after entering the wooded area. However, a small swath of tree damage on the north side of the main damage path suggested the possibility of a multiple vortex pattern. No other evidence of multiple vortices was observed. The sequence of weather phenomenon reported with this tornado was exactly opposite of that often reported- the tornado first appeared, followed by nearly calm conditions, then hail, followed by rain and finally brief, gusty winds. This is attributed to the fact that the parent supercell was moving toward the southwest for most of its life. The storm essentially "backed into" the area as it moved.
27.21981-05-09230°35'N / 96°52'W30°29'N / 96°45'W9.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Burleson
27.61956-09-04230°38'N / 97°39'W30°09'N / 96°53'W56.60 Miles250 Yards0025K0Williamson
27.91955-03-21231°10'N / 97°20'W31°10'N / 97°17'W3.60 Miles17 Yards003K0Bell
28.31997-05-27530°49'N / 97°37'W30°46'N / 97°40'W5.10 Miles650 Yards271240.0M100KWilliamson
 Brief Description: F34PH, M15PH, F13PH, F37PH, M11PH, M46PH, F45PH, F17PH, M15PH, M15PH, M41PH, F40PH, M40PH, F40PH, M16PH, F15PH, F44PH, M5PH, M22PH, F50PH, M15PH, M14PH, F36PH, F13PH, F10PH, F36PH, M16PH Several eyewitnesses reported that the Jarrell tornado was preceded for a period of 8 to 10 minutes by a series of short-lived very small tornadoes that formed from the same supercell thunderstorm. These touched down, then dissipated in order. The first tornado in Williamson County formed near 2:25 pm CST and built rapidly to F2 strength. It survived for approximately 8 minutes, often returning briefly to a roped and tilted feature before it died. This tornado was followed by a second that formed near 2:35 pm CST. It built quickly into a multi-vortex tornado that appeared to be near F2 strength as well. This dissipated after only 4 minutes. The final tornado from this same supercell, , the Jarrell Tornado, developed as a small...rope-shaped tornado, touching down around 2:40 pm CST inside the Williamson County line northwest of Jarrell. From film and eyewitness accounts, it expanded quickly into a very large vortex nearly 1/2 mile in width. Observations recounted by eyewitnesses indicated that the damage path may not have been made strictly by one tornado. A number of eyewitnesses reported seeing several small, rope-like funnels before the character of the tornado changed drastically into the killer tornado. Ground damage patterns in the Double Creek Subdivision also suggested this possibility. The tornado crossed CR 308, CR 305, and then CR 307. Where the tornado crossed each of these county roads, approximately 525 feet of asphalt was ripped off each of the roadways. This particular destruction was believed to be very close to the centerline of the tornado circulation. As the tornado crossed the intersection of CR 305 and 307, a business on the corner was destroyed. The tornado moved into the Double Creek area at this point with total destruction. F5 destruction continued from shortly after its formation until very close to the end of the damage path. The tornado began a brief turn toward the southeast as it entered the Double Creek subdivision and the surrounding area, moving very slowly. It reached the subdivision at 3:48 pm. This time is based on a clock found at a destroyed residence in the extreme northwest corner of the subdivision and the home believed to be the first struck by the tornado. Here, it widened to it maximum width of three-quarters of a mile. From the air, the ground appearance changed abruptly in the vicinity of CR 308 and continued until very near the end of the path. No definitive circulation patterns or suction spots were evident, but there was the noted obvious change in the appearance of the ground. In the Double Creek area, approximately 40 structures were totally destroyed. One of the most striking signs in approaching this area was the distinct lack of debris of any size. Closer inspection showed lots of little debris but no sign of large items. It was estimated that several dozen vehicles had been in the subdivision and removed by the tornado. Nearly 300 cattle grazing in a pasture near the subdivision were also killed, with many of them tossed and blown for over 1/4 mile. At least half a dozen cars were identified from the air lying in the open areas, most of them flattened and encrusted with mud and grass. Trees in the subdivision were completely stripped of bark. Later ground survey revealed that most of the debris that was left in the area was extremely small indicating the power of the tornadic wind. All 27 deaths associated with the Jarrell tornado occurred in the Double Creek area. Eyewitnesses reported that it appeared to have slowed down as it entered the subdivision, and that may account for the nearly total destruction that took place. After passing through the Double Creek area, the tornado shifted its track again slightly, moving toward the south-southwest across CR 309 and into a heavily wooded area of cedar trees. The total destruction of the tornado ends abruptly shortly after entering the wooded area. However, a small swath of tree damage on the north side of the main damage path suggested the possibility of a multiple vortex pattern. No other evidence of multiple vortices was observed. The sequence of weather phenomenon reported with this tornado was exactly opposite of that often reported- the tornado first appeared, followed by nearly calm conditions, then hail, followed by rain and finally brief, gusty winds. This is attributed to the fact that the parent supercell was moving toward the southwest for most of its life. The storm essentially "backed into" the area as it moved.
28.31980-04-07330°27'N / 97°31'W30°23'N / 97°15'W16.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bastrop
28.41987-11-15230°41'N / 96°42'W30°45'N / 96°41'W3.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Milam
28.91980-04-07330°23'N / 97°15'W30°21'N / 97°13'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lee
29.31954-04-30330°25'N / 97°27'W30°26'N / 97°25'W3.00 Miles880 Yards000K0Travis
29.91987-11-15230°35'N / 96°41'W30°41'N / 96°42'W7.00 Miles500 Yards2122.5M0Burleson
30.51974-10-30230°41'N / 97°40'W1.80 Miles200 Yards000K0Williamson
30.81981-02-10230°40'N / 97°40'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Williamson
31.01989-06-07230°39'N / 96°44'W30°36'N / 96°37'W6.00 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Burleson
31.41985-12-10230°35'N / 97°40'W30°39'N / 97°39'W5.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Williamson
31.81997-05-27331°10'N / 97°28'W31°07'N / 97°32'W1.40 Miles275 Yards00900K0Bell
 Brief Description: The fourth tornado that was produced by the large supercell thunderstorm developed on the north side of Lake Belton, near Morgans Point where a marina was destroyed. Over 100 boats at the marina were destroyed by the strong tornado that moved slowly south-southwest. Ten homes along the lakeshore also sustained severe damage and damage to trees was nearly total. The tornado dissipated just northeast of Woodland.
31.91980-04-07330°29'N / 97°36'W30°27'N / 97°31'W5.70 Miles33 Yards03250K0Travis
32.71976-05-26331°08'N / 97°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards272.5M0Bell
32.91957-04-24330°16'N / 97°22'W30°23'N / 97°17'W9.60 Miles880 Yards01250K0Bastrop
33.61998-10-17230°30'N / 96°41'W30°33'N / 96°41'W3.50 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down in the Caldwell area causing substantial damage. Twenty-two homes were completely destroyed, 37 sustained major damage, and 101 homes with minor damage. Caldwell Middle School also had major damage. Tombstones weighing more than 1000 pounds were unearthed and moved.
33.91975-05-07231°05'N / 97°37'W02250K0Bell
33.91957-03-31230°30'N / 97°38'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Travis
34.71980-04-07330°31'N / 97°42'W30°29'N / 97°36'W6.50 Miles100 Yards12250K0Williamson
35.01976-05-26231°13'N / 97°28'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Bell
35.21957-03-20330°19'N / 96°55'W30°23'N / 96°47'W9.30 Miles1760 Yards0225K0Lee
35.41976-05-26231°06'N / 97°38'W000K0Bell
35.61964-04-26230°33'N / 97°42'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Williamson
35.61976-05-26231°01'N / 97°42'W000K0Bell
35.91981-05-16230°27'N / 96°48'W30°24'N / 96°39'W9.70 Miles73 Yards01250K0Burleson
35.91997-05-27331°16'N / 97°23'W31°16'N / 97°23'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0000Bell
 Brief Description: This is the same tornado that began 1mile east of Moody in McLennan County.
35.91957-03-20330°23'N / 96°47'W30°27'N / 96°41'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Burleson
36.11972-10-21231°15'N / 97°24'W31°18'N / 97°20'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bell
36.81997-05-27331°19'N / 97°20'W31°16'N / 97°21'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The third tornado developed about 1.5 miles east-southeast of Moody in open country just south of Farm-to-Market Road 107. The tornado moved south-southwest and destroyed a house and a barn. Another house was damaged and numerous trees were uprooted. Two vehicles were tossed several hundred feet by the tornado. The strong tornado dissipated about 0.5 miles after moving into extreme northern Bell County.
37.51976-05-05230°57'N / 97°46'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Bell
37.81966-05-18230°50'N / 97°48'W30°50'N / 97°48'W000K0Williamson
38.81969-04-04230°30'N / 96°38'W30°35'N / 96°31'W9.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Burleson
40.11959-05-10330°46'N / 96°36'W30°54'N / 96°23'W15.80 Miles333 Yards073K0Robertson
40.71957-03-20330°16'N / 96°50'W30°19'N / 96°44'W7.20 Miles33 Yards0225K0Lee
40.91963-04-28231°07'N / 97°44'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0325K0Bell
41.01977-04-14230°34'N / 97°54'W30°50'N / 97°48'W19.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Williamson
41.71953-12-02230°38'N / 96°29'W0.20 Mile67 Yards0025K0Brazos
42.12000-03-16230°36'N / 97°51'W30°36'N / 97°50'W1.50 Miles200 Yards00300K0Williamson
 Brief Description: A strong weather system produced scattered showers and thunderstorms over Central Texas on the afternoon of Thursday March 16. Funnel clouds were first reported by the public and by the Leander Police Department near 4 pm that afternoon. A small, short-lived F0 tornado struck near the police station near 4 pm, with no significant damage. Shortly after 4 pm, another rope-shaped funnel was observed west of Leander. Photographs of this developing tornado indicate a generally-long and rope-shaped structure that slowly twisted and wound its way to the surface. The tornado touched down in the western part of Mason Creek Subdivision located on the west side of Leander and moved slowly eastward. Damage near the tornado touchdown was F0 level approaching F1. It damaged eaves of roofs, took shingles off roofs and knocked down large tree branches. More significant damage was noted along Greening Way and Mason Creek Boulevard in the west and central part of the subdivision, where several large trees of over 1 foot diameter were uprooted. This indicated damage in the lower levels of the F2 scale. In addition, the tornado had destroyed approximately 30 percent of one home. Again, this indicated minimal F2-level damage. The tornado began to lift as it approached Old Bagdad Road on the eastern side of the subdivision. Most of the damage in this part of the subdivision was at the F0 level. In all, the tornado damaged 24 homes and several outbuildings. The tornado was estimated at 200 yards wide with a path length of 1.5 mile.
42.11959-05-10330°17'N / 97°43'W30°25'N / 97°37'W11.00 Miles667 Yards00250K0Travis
42.61997-05-27231°23'N / 97°19'W31°23'N / 97°20'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0075K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: A tornado developed just west of Box Ranch Road and moved west-southwest to just west of Mackey Ranch Road where a mobile home was destroyed. The tornado also uprooted numerous large trees along its path.
42.81957-03-31230°23'N / 97°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Travis
43.11962-02-23230°15'N / 96°47'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lee
43.21987-11-15230°11'N / 96°57'W1.50 Miles200 Yards082.5M0Lee
43.21997-05-27330°33'N / 97°49'W30°29'N / 97°50'W5.60 Miles200 Yards01570.0M50KWilliamson
 Brief Description: The Cedar Park tornado formed around 3:05 pm CST from a different supercell thunderstorm. It first touched down about 3.5 miles north of Cedar Park at a location 0.6 miles south of CR 178 and 1.4 miles east of the intersection of US 183 and CR 178. The initial damage was to trees, however, the ground survey revealed damage nearby to a church and a trucking company. The aerial survey did not reflect this damage as being in line with the damage path. It is quite possible this damage was caused by strong wind near the tornado. The beginning point was in a relatively open area with damage primarily to a few trees and minor shingle damage to one house. The tornado moved south-southwestward skirting a residential area before it crossed CR 180 immediately east of US 183. A historic train located on the north side of CR 180 just to the east of US 183 was in the direct path of the tornado. While the engine remained on the track, a coal tender converted to hold diesel fuel and weighing approximately 65,000 pounds including the 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel was flipped over and thrown a short distance. Continuing across CR180, it entered a shopping center where it weakened and pushed inward slightly the north wall of a grocery store. It also pushed large metal doors inward that were built to open toward the outside. Damage at this point had been generally F2 with brief F3 as the tornado knocked the train tender off the track and damaged the wall and doors of the food store. It tore off much of a weakly supported roof of a grocery store. The manager of the store, who had been a victim of the Wichita Falls Tornado of 1979, saw the approaching tornado, and made an announcement to all in the store to meet him in the middle of the store. He then led everyone he could gather into the meat locker. This very quick and decisive action probably saved several lives. The tornado crossed US 183 causing additional damage to a number of businesses. One business on the west side of US 183 lost nearly the entire roof. Most damage to other businesses was believed to be minor. After crossing US 183 the tornado moved across Marquis Lane and North Park Circle moving through an area with widely scattered housing and a relative abundance of trees. Again, most damage to structures in this area was minor. From North Park Circle the tornado moved into the northwestern portion of Buttercup Creek, a subdivision of well constructed homes. Damage to homes was irregular with one house losing a roof but the house next door losing only shingles. Two homes in the area were nearly destroyed an one damaged when a pickup truck was lifted and tossed against its front wall. Eleven homes were destroyed, with damage reported to over 100 homes. The damage level ranged from F0 to F2. At this point, the tornado track was taking a gentle right turn as the tornado track became more southwesterly. The tornado moved into a wooded area crossing into Travis County before ending 1.1 miles from Lake Travis. Damage in the wooded area was irregular ranging from near total destruction of all trees to sections with about 10 percent of the trees down.
46.32000-03-10330°25'N / 96°41'W30°24'N / 96°21'W21.00 Miles800 Yards021.0M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down near Harmony at 1955 CST with significant tree damage including an 18 inch diameter tree blown down. A trailer was also significantly damaged. Tornado then tracked to just south of Center Line with mostly F0 tree damage along its path. Tornado then reached the Pin Oak subdivision at about 2022 CST. Several trailers, including a double-wide, were destroyed. A total of 7 homes were destroyed and another 10 severely damaged in this area, with damage reaching F2 status. Tornado then struck a ranch on the south side of FM 1361 with large trees uprooted or cut in half and windows blown out and portion of roof torn off large frame house. Several rural outbuildings at the ranch which had been bolted down were destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F3 with damage swath up to a half mile wide. Tornado then tracked to just north of Clay by 2051 CST with a narrow swath of F0 to F1 tree damage along the path. When tornado passed north of Clay before dissipating, car was blown off road and damage swath reached 200 yards wide.
46.61980-08-10230°15'N / 97°39'W30°18'N / 97°43'W5.40 Miles150 Yards04250.0M0Travis
47.31954-04-30230°06'N / 96°58'W30°08'N / 96°59'W3.00 Miles880 Yards02250K0Lee
48.31956-03-21231°17'N / 97°44'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Coryell
48.61998-10-17231°25'N / 97°31'W31°25'N / 97°31'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0050K0Coryell
 Brief Description: Two brick homes were destroyed and large trees were uprooted when a narrow tornado touched down briefly.
49.71997-05-27230°28'N / 97°56'W30°26'N / 97°53'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0050K10KTravis
 Brief Description: The Cedar Park tornado formed around 3:05 pm CST from a different supercell thunderstorm. It first touched down about 3.5 miles north of Cedar Park at a location 0.6 miles south of CR 178 and 1.4 miles east of the intersection of US 183 and CR 178. The initial damage was to trees, however, the ground survey revealed damage nearby to a church and a trucking company. The aerial survey did not reflect this damage as being in line with the damage path. It is quite possible this damage was caused by strong wind near the tornado. The beginning point was in a relatively open area with damage primarily to a few trees and minor shingle damage to one house. The tornado moved south-southwestward skirting a residential area before it crossed CR 180 immediately east of US 183. A historic train located on the north side of CR 180 just to the east of US 183 was in the direct path of the tornado. While the engine remained on the track, a coal tender converted to hold diesel fuel and weighing approximately 65,000 pounds including the 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel was flipped over and thrown a short distance. Continuing across CR180, it entered a shopping center where it weakened and pushed inward slightly the north wall of a grocery store. It also pushed large metal doors inward that were built to open toward the outside. Damage at this point had been generally F2 with brief F3 as the tornado knocked the train tender off the track and damaged the wall and doors of the food store. It tore off much of a weakly supported roof of a grocery store. The manager of the store, who had been a victim of the Wichita Falls Tornado of 1979, saw the approaching tornado, and made an announcement to all in the store to meet him in the middle of the store. He then led everyone he could gather into the meat locker. This very quick and decisive action probably saved several lives. The tornado crossed US 183 causing additional damage to a number of businesses. One business on the west side of US 183 lost nearly the entire roof. Most damage to other businesses was believed to be minor. After crossing US 183 the tornado moved across Marquis Lane and North Park Circle moving through an area with widely scattered housing and a relative abundance of trees. Again, most damage to structures in this area was minor. From North Park Circle the tornado moved into the northwestern portion of Buttercup Creek, a subdivision of well constructed homes. Damage to homes was irregular with one house losing a roof but the house next door losing only shingles. Two homes in the area were nearly destroyed an one damaged when a pickup truck was lifted and tossed against its front wall. Eleven homes were destroyed, with damage reported to over 100 homes. The damage level ranged from F0 to F2. At this point, the tornado track was taking a gentle right turn as the tornado track became more southwesterly. The tornado moved into a wooded area crossing into Travis County before ending 1.1 miles from Lake Travis. Damage in the wooded area was irregular ranging from near total destruction of all trees to sections with about 10 percent of the trees down.


* 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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