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

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #143

Hill County
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

Hill County
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, #11

Hill County
309.72
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 14,650 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hill County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:11Dense Fog:0Drought:120
Dust Storm:1Flood:2,027Hail:6,380Heat:24Heavy Snow:34
High Surf:3Hurricane:0Ice Storm:32Landslide:0Strong Wind:50
Thunderstorm Winds:5,589Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:16Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:37
Other:291 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hill County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Hill County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Hill County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 125 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hill County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.11990-03-14231°58'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
1.21976-05-25332°00'N / 97°08'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
2.41981-05-09231°58'N / 97°15'W31°58'N / 97°05'W9.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hill
3.41979-05-10231°56'N / 97°08'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hill
4.51972-03-26232°01'N / 97°08'W32°03'N / 97°02'W6.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hill
5.21959-03-31431°51'N / 97°13'W31°59'N / 97°08'W10.40 Miles1760 Yards63125K0Hill
6.91985-10-17231°52'N / 97°04'W31°58'N / 97°01'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hill
7.81960-10-13231°53'N / 97°04'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Hill
8.01971-05-23231°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hill
8.01971-05-23231°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hill
8.01971-05-23331°56'N / 97°19'W31°57'N / 97°12'W7.10 Miles33 Yards1490K0Hill
9.31981-05-09331°58'N / 97°01'W31°56'N / 96°56'W5.20 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Hill
10.51971-02-18231°50'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile440 Yards003K0Hill
11.71957-05-22331°54'N / 96°59'W31°55'N / 96°55'W4.10 Miles200 Yards04250K0Hill
12.41965-05-09231°56'N / 97°20'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hill
14.32001-10-12231°45'N / 97°10'W31°48'N / 97°05'W6.20 Miles150 Yards00500K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The second McLennan county tornado touched down just southwest of Tokio then moved east northeast and dissipated 1.3 miles east of West. Homes, a church, and several businesses were damaged in Tokio. After moving through Tokio, the tornado moved along FM 1858, causing heavy damage to wood-frame structures, mobile homes, storage buildings, and minor damage to several brick homes. As the tornado moved across the extreme southern edge of West, several homes and storage buildings were damaged. Showers and thunderstorms developed across north Texas, mainly in the afternoon and night resulting in widespread severe weather, during the period October 10-13. The most significant event occured during the late afternoon and night of October 12, as a line of severe thunderstorms moved east across north texas producing eight tornadoes, and nearly two million dollars in damage.
14.51965-03-16332°00'N / 96°54'W32°01'N / 96°52'W2.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Hill
14.81975-10-24232°08'N / 96°57'W0025K0Ellis
15.02000-05-12331°54'N / 97°22'W31°54'N / 97°22'W7.00 Miles400 Yards203.0M0Bosque
 Brief Description: A tornado formed over the central part of Lake Whitney at approximately 1610 CST. The tornado moved south and dissipated near the dam at 1625 CST. The tornado caused two deaths, both of which occurred in the same home, but no other injuries. The most significant damaged occurred at the Lakewood Harbor Subdivision, three miles northwest of the Dam, around 1615 CST. 38 homes were destroyed and 27 others were damaged. M70PH, F80PH May 12, 2000 - Event Narrative A cold front moved into North Texas, and became stationary along a Bonham, Dallas, Hillsboro, Goldthwaite line. Numerous hail and wind reports were received. An F-3 tornado touched down near Lake Whitney in the late afternoon hours.The parent storm continued to develop on the south flank, resulting in a long lived wall cloud that moved south through southern Bosque, western McLennan, eastern Coryell, and western Bell counties. While reports of hail and funnels continued through the life of the storm, no additional tornadoes were sighted.
15.11969-05-14331°55'N / 96°53'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hill
16.11976-05-26432°12'N / 97°01'W32°11'N / 97°00'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ellis
16.31981-10-13232°08'N / 97°20'W32°10'N / 97°19'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hill
16.81968-05-11232°10'N / 97°14'W32°17'N / 97°03'W13.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hill
16.81976-05-26432°15'N / 97°16'W32°12'N / 97°01'W15.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hill
17.72006-12-29232°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.
19.61965-03-16332°01'N / 96°52'W32°03'N / 96°44'W8.40 Miles50 Yards0125K0Navarro
19.81990-04-27231°55'N / 96°48'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Hill
20.81961-04-11231°58'N / 96°48'W32°00'N / 96°45'W3.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Navarro
20.91976-05-26432°16'N / 97°17'W32°15'N / 97°16'W1.90 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Johnson
21.42006-12-29232°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.
21.81990-04-27232°01'N / 97°30'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bosque
22.01976-05-26232°16'N / 97°18'W0.20 Mile100 Yards000K0Johnson
22.31973-03-10431°46'N / 96°49'W31°51'N / 96°48'W5.90 Miles150 Yards6750K0Hill
22.91990-05-18231°39'N / 97°08'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Mclennan
23.72006-12-29231°46'N / 97°30'W31°52'N / 97°28'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0KBosque
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth conducted a damage survey and concluded a tornado formed east of Clifton. The tornado took a northeast track and went on to damage trees along CR 3355 just south of FM 708. The tornado also heavily damaged a turkey farm at the intersection of CR 3355 and FM 708. Debris from the turkey farm was scattered over a quarter mile northeast of the farm. The tornado continued northeast and heavily damaged two barns on CR 3440 south of the Womack community. Trees and fences were damaged along CR 3410 and CR 3415 just south and east of Womack. The tornado then crossed FM 219 east of Womack and dissipated near the intersection of FM 219 and Highway 22. 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.
23.91953-05-11531°33'N / 97°09'W31°45'N / 96°53'W20.90 Miles583 Yards11459725.0M0Mclennan
24.01967-06-11231°40'N / 97°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mclennan
24.41961-03-26332°11'N / 96°53'W32°15'N / 96°45'W9.10 Miles280 Yards042.5M0Ellis
25.21955-03-20232°05'N / 96°43'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
25.21973-03-01231°37'N / 97°12'W31°37'N / 97°04'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Mclennan
25.31971-02-21231°37'N / 97°06'W0.10 Mile17 Yards00250K0Mclennan
25.31963-08-30231°37'N / 97°10'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Mclennan
25.41976-05-25231°39'N / 97°19'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mclennan
25.61990-05-02231°58'N / 97°34'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bosque
25.81980-06-20231°50'N / 97°33'W31°48'N / 97°30'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Bosque
26.11973-03-10431°38'N / 96°51'W31°46'N / 96°49'W9.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Limestone
26.61974-10-31232°03'N / 96°41'W0025K0Navarro
26.61973-05-06531°38'N / 97°29'W31°44'N / 97°21'W10.60 Miles100 Yards000K0Mclennan
27.01962-06-28232°20'N / 97°20'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Johnson
27.92001-10-12231°41'N / 97°27'W31°41'N / 97°27'W4.20 Miles150 Yards00100K0Mclennan
 Brief Description: The first tornado to hit the county touched down 2.5 miles southwest of Valley Mills, then moved east northeast and dissipated 1.5 miles east of Valley Mills. The most significant damage was to a frame house near the beginning of the damage path. There was also damage to house roofs and mobile homes along Cap Fiske Road, Highway 317, and near Highway 6 on the southern edge of Valley Mills. Showers and thunderstorms developed across north Texas, mainly in the afternoon and night resulting in widespread severe weather, during the period October 10-13. The most significant event occured during the late afternoon and night of October 12, as a line of severe thunderstorms moved east across north texas producing eight tornadoes, and nearly two million dollars in damage.
28.11967-06-11231°58'N / 96°39'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Navarro
28.61957-04-24231°57'N / 96°41'W32°00'N / 96°36'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Navarro
28.61991-04-12232°17'N / 97°28'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Johnson
28.61991-04-12232°17'N / 97°28'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Johnson
29.11998-10-17231°58'N / 96°38'W31°58'N / 96°38'W3.50 Miles100 Yards14100K0Navarro
 Brief Description: A 33 year old man was killed when a tornado struck his mobile home. M33MH
29.31991-04-12232°14'N / 97°32'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Johnson
29.31958-04-21232°28'N / 96°59'W32°16'N / 96°51'W15.90 Miles440 Yards018250K0Ellis
29.31976-05-25231°40'N / 97°28'W31°38'N / 97°25'W4.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Bosque
29.51962-09-07232°20'N / 97°25'W2.00 Miles167 Yards01250K0Johnson
29.61978-04-30231°52'N / 97°37'W003K0Bosque
29.92006-05-05231°33'N / 97°09'W31°33'N / 97°09'W2.60 Miles150 Yards003.0M0Mclennan
 Brief Description: A tornado was reported on Waco Drive by the media, just north of the damage swath produced by the downburst. A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that a tornado formed south of New Road and just west of Spur 298 (Franklin Avenue), or just north of Richland Mall. The tornado reached its peak intensity of lower F2 and did the most damage just east of Spur 298. Several commercial buildings had large sections of their roofs and walls damaged. A Coca-Cola Bottling Plant lost much of its roof and most of its inventory was damaged. A spokesman for the company stated that the tornado did well over $1 million worth of damage. An owner of an auto repair shop which was badly damaged estimated damages at $600,000. A horse barn owned by Baylor University was leveled and two horses killed. Numerous trees were downed and power lines snapped in and east of this area. The circulation weakened as it approached Interstate 35, and the tornado dissipated approximately three-fourths of a mile east of Interstate 35. A countywide disaster declaration was issued by the McLennan County judge.
29.91973-11-24332°21'N / 97°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Johnson
29.91975-04-07232°21'N / 97°24'W0.20 Mile27 Yards01250K0Johnson
30.01972-10-21231°33'N / 97°11'W1.50 Miles20 Yards000K0Mclennan
30.01972-10-21231°33'N / 97°11'W1.00 Mile20 Yards03250K0Mclennan
30.41973-04-23332°22'N / 97°23'W2.50 Miles333 Yards030K0Johnson
30.71974-04-13231°33'N / 97°15'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Mclennan
31.01968-05-13232°23'N / 97°22'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Johnson
31.21981-10-13231°32'N / 97°11'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0425.0M0Mclennan
31.31971-04-28232°26'N / 97°11'W0.50 Mile20 Yards000K0Johnson
32.41973-03-10431°32'N / 96°50'W31°35'N / 96°57'W7.90 Miles150 Yards020K0Mclennan
32.51976-05-25231°38'N / 97°25'W31°30'N / 97°22'W9.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mclennan
32.71976-05-26332°24'N / 97°27'W32°21'N / 97°26'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Johnson
32.91978-04-30232°24'N / 97°24'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
33.01957-05-12231°36'N / 97°28'W1.00 Mile30 Yards003K0Mclennan
33.11971-05-09231°43'N / 97°36'W0.10 Mile67 Yards000K0Bosque
33.31990-04-27231°40'N / 96°42'W16.00 Miles880 Yards0825.0M0Limestone
33.71951-06-16232°27'N / 97°25'W32°27'N / 97°10'W14.50 Miles20 Yards0025K0Johnson
34.21971-04-28232°25'N / 96°51'W10.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Ellis
34.51961-03-16232°20'N / 97°33'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Johnson
34.81962-06-08232°27'N / 97°21'W1.50 Miles133 Yards000K0Johnson
36.81966-04-19232°04'N / 97°45'W2.00 Miles880 Yards003K0Bosque
37.31961-03-26332°29'N / 97°22'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Johnson
37.41981-10-13232°28'N / 97°23'W32°30'N / 97°22'W2.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
37.81955-05-11232°06'N / 96°30'W000K0Navarro
37.81983-11-22232°21'N / 96°41'W32°21'N / 96°37'W3.00 Miles40 Yards062.5M0Ellis
38.01973-04-15332°05'N / 96°28'W32°05'N / 96°31'W3.80 Miles200 Yards030K0Navarro
38.31952-04-21431°30'N / 97°27'W31°29'N / 97°25'W2.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mclennan
38.31991-04-12232°15'N / 97°45'W32°14'N / 97°40'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Somervell
38.31971-10-19232°25'N / 97°32'W32°29'N / 97°26'W7.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
39.31971-04-28232°21'N / 96°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020250K0Ellis
39.71965-05-10232°06'N / 96°28'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Navarro
39.71975-07-03232°06'N / 96°28'W0025K0Navarro
39.71983-08-18232°06'N / 96°28'W2.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Navarro
40.22010-10-24232°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.
40.51991-04-12232°17'N / 97°45'W32°17'N / 97°42'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Somervell
40.71956-08-14232°33'N / 97°04'W32°35'N / 97°01'W3.80 Miles33 Yards003K0Ellis
40.71963-09-06232°33'N / 97°19'W1.50 Miles50 Yards000K0Johnson
40.71961-11-02232°14'N / 96°30'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Navarro
40.91971-12-14232°31'N / 97°26'W0.20 Mile17 Yards00250K0Johnson
41.01973-05-06232°33'N / 97°20'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Johnson
41.21976-04-15231°26'N / 97°31'W31°30'N / 97°27'W5.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Mclennan
41.31981-05-08232°34'N / 96°59'W32°33'N / 96°54'W4.90 Miles73 Yards0025K0Dallas
41.61961-03-26232°33'N / 97°22'W0.30 Mile17 Yards010K0Johnson
41.61957-08-17232°06'N / 96°28'W32°06'N / 96°24'W4.10 Miles1333 Yards0025K0Navarro
41.81967-05-01232°10'N / 96°27'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Navarro
42.02007-09-05231°50'N / 96°26'W31°55'N / 96°25'W6.00 Miles80 Yards0040K0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed roughly two miles east-southeast of the first tornado. Damage was first noted along CR 2410 just north of the Freestone County line. Trees were uprooted and trunks and large limbs snapped as the tornado moved northeast. A barn was destroyed roughly one mile west of Interstate 45, and two metal transmission line towers were damaged 1/2 miles west of the interstate. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing Interstate 45. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level low lingered in the area creating conditions ripe for flooding. Several instances of flash flooding were reported as a large area of rain persisted through mid-morning.
42.32008-04-23232°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.
42.31976-05-25231°41'N / 96°30'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Limestone
42.91997-05-27231°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.
43.51994-04-26232°04'N / 97°52'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01500K0Bosque
 Brief Description: Tornado number one was on the ground intermittently for about one mile. A grain silo was unroofed, one house destroyed, two mobile homes destroyed, a barn was destroyed, and at least 20 telephone poles were blown down. There was one minor injury.
44.41977-08-22232°06'N / 96°23'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0025K0Navarro
44.71976-04-19232°37'N / 97°17'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Tarrant
45.01985-05-13232°21'N / 96°31'W32°23'N / 96°30'W4.50 Miles77 Yards0162.5M0Dallas
45.21998-10-17231°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.
45.21993-09-13232°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.
45.51979-05-03232°33'N / 96°53'W32°39'N / 96°50'W7.60 Miles200 Yards0525.0M0Dallas
45.71950-02-12231°31'N / 96°33'W31°34'N / 96°33'W3.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Limestone
46.01990-04-27331°36'N / 96°30'W31°38'N / 96°27'W4.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Limestone
47.81977-04-20232°39'N / 96°55'W1.50 Miles77 Yards0025K0Dallas
48.11996-01-17232°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.
48.72006-12-29231°19'N / 96°38'W31°36'N / 96°31'W20.00 Miles400 Yards1201.0M0KLimestone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey was conducted by a team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Fort Worth, and they found that a tornado formed near Kosse. The first sign of damage found by the survey team was uprooted trees along CR 662. The tornado took a north-northeast track and several areas of large uprooted trees were found along CR 660, CR 656, CR 644, FM 1246 and FM 147. Damage to barns, sheds, and roofs was also found in this stretch. Substantial damage was found along CR 635 were a home was struck, resulting in one fatality and several injuries. Portions of the roof were removed and an adjacent barn was heavily damaged. A barn was destroyed along the adjacent road CR 633. The next significant damage was along Highway 164 just west of Groesbeck, where several homes, barns, and trees suffered considerable damage. Numerous livestock were killed along the path. A total of about sixty homes and businesses were damaged in Limestone County, and it has since been designated a disaster area by the Governor. The tornado then continued north into Fort Parker State Park. Lack of damage here indicated that the tornado dissipated nearby. 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.
49.01973-06-03231°26'N / 96°37'W31°29'N / 96°31'W6.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Limestone
49.31997-05-27331°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.
49.71965-06-23232°37'N / 97°32'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Johnson


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