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

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Earthquake Index, #542

Union Grove, TX

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

Union Grove, TX

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Tornado Index, #152

Union Grove, TX

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 4,072 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Union Grove, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:1Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:352Hail:1,706Heat:9Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:1,859Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:0Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:8

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Union Grove, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Union Grove, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 145 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Union Grove, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.61988-04-01332°33'N / 94°55'W32°35'N / 94°55'W2.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Gregg
3.51971-12-14232°33'N / 94°58'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Gregg
3.51954-05-02232°32'N / 94°57'W32°32'N / 94°57'W000K0Gregg
6.71988-04-01332°35'N / 94°55'W32°45'N / 94°50'W11.00 Miles440 Yards092.5M0Upshur
8.71979-04-01332°35'N / 94°48'W32°39'N / 94°45'W5.60 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Gregg
9.81965-09-22332°36'N / 94°45'W0025K0Upshur
9.81981-05-09232°26'N / 95°00'W32°26'N / 94°52'W7.70 Miles73 Yards0025K0Gregg
10.51957-04-26232°44'N / 94°57'W32°42'N / 94°45'W11.90 Miles67 Yards0025K0Upshur
11.11973-06-03232°44'N / 94°57'W0025K0Upshur
12.61961-11-02232°26'N / 94°46'W32°29'N / 94°44'W4.30 Miles17 Yards003K0Gregg
12.61957-04-26332°29'N / 94°43'W32°21'N / 94°54'W14.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Gregg
12.81987-11-15232°25'N / 95°07'W32°32'N / 95°05'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Smith
12.82003-05-06232°44'N / 95°08'W32°47'N / 94°38'W27.20 Miles440 Yards0060K0Upshur
 Brief Description: A strong cyclic supercell tornado developed over Mineola, Texas while a strong tornado developed shortly there after and moved to the east northeast. Numerous Pine, Oak, and other species of trees were either snapped or pushed over along the entire tornado track. Power lines were taken down across many locations along the track as well. The only structure in the path of this tornado was a construction trailer which was rolled over several times east of Gilmer, Texas. This tornado moved into Upshur County from Wood County and continued into Harrison and Marion Counties of northeast Texas.
13.31957-04-26332°23'N / 94°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Gregg
13.41999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W1.80 Miles100 Yards006.0M0Gregg
 Brief Description: Numerous homes and businesses damages. This tornado continued into Rusk County, TX then reentered Gregg County, TX.
13.41999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W0.30 Mile150 Yards0000Rusk
 Brief Description: Open field with no structures.
13.41999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Gregg
 Brief Description: Minor damage to homes and a school lost a few shingles. This tornado is continued from the Gregg County to Rusk County, TX tornado event.
13.71957-04-26232°27'N / 94°44'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Gregg
13.71958-05-03332°21'N / 95°13'W32°34'N / 94°14'W59.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Gregg
14.11999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°25'N / 94°42'W8.90 Miles150 Yards0219.0M0Gregg
 Brief Description: Major damage to homes and businesses. Stoneridge Apartment complex lost portions of its roof and walls collapsed. The complex was condemned. This tornado is separate from the Gree County to Rusk County to Gregg County tornado event which occurred at the same time.
14.51970-04-19232°30'N / 94°41'W1.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Gregg
14.71961-11-22232°22'N / 94°52'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gregg
15.41970-09-20232°30'N / 94°40'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Harrison
15.82009-12-23232°29'N / 94°41'W32°34'N / 94°37'W7.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado touched down on the East side of Longview, just west of the intersections of E Cotton Street. and Industrial Drive. The tornado then tracked north northeast causing damage to several industrial buildings along Industrial Drive, it crossed Industrial Drive just south of Hwy. 80 causing significant damage to the Fed Ex building and other surrounding industrial businesses. The tornado then crossed Hwy. 80, causing significant tree and roof damage to several homes in a residential neighborhood. The track continued north northeast as the tornado crossed Loop 281 just south of Page Road. The tornado caused major roof damage to a home on Page Road before continuing northward. The storm continued to cause tree and roof damage in a residential area before crossing Peter Bonner Road near Sandy Lane. More tree and roof damage was observed as the storm tracked into a rural area, ending south of FM 449 on Keasler Road around 4:56 PM. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved its way out of the southern Great Basin and into the Southern Plains during the afternoon hours of December 23rd. Strong southerly flow was found ahead of this storm system with dewpoint temperatures in the lower to middle 60s noted northward to the Interstate 20 corridor of northeast Texas and northern Louisiana. Impressive deep layer shear was noted in the warm sector across the region which was conducive for discrete storm cells during the afternoon and evening across northeast Texas. These storms spawned tornadoes and produced large hail across portions of northeast Texas. The storm system moved eastward during the predawn hours of December 24th with again, numerous storms producing tornadoes across southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In addition to all the storm damage...these storms were prolific rain makers with numerous reports of flash flooding across the region as well.
17.01987-11-15232°42'N / 94°45'W32°48'N / 94°40'W7.00 Miles900 Yards092.5M0Upshur
17.51999-05-04232°26'N / 94°40'W32°26'N / 94°40'W0.80 Mile75 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: Wooded region and open field.
18.91979-04-01232°21'N / 95°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Smith
19.41970-03-03332°18'N / 94°59'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Rusk
20.51968-12-12232°17'N / 94°59'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Rusk
21.21950-02-11232°21'N / 95°12'W32°25'N / 95°12'W4.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Smith
21.81981-05-13232°42'N / 95°19'W32°40'N / 95°13'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Wood
21.81991-11-19232°31'N / 95°17'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Smith
22.41990-05-30232°15'N / 94°55'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Rusk
22.61990-05-30232°15'N / 94°58'W1.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Rusk
23.72003-05-06232°41'N / 95°27'W32°44'N / 95°08'W18.00 Miles880 Yards05330K0Wood
 Brief Description: A strong cyclic supercell tornado developed over Mineola, Texas while a strong tornado developed shortly there after and moved to the east northeast. Numerous Pine, Oak, and other species of trees were either snapped or pushed over along the entire tornado track. Power lines were taken down across many locations along the track as well. The tornado moved over a small community of Pine Mills and destroyed 1 old frame home and 2 old mobile homes while damaging 9 others. Four injuries occurred including 1 broken leg. This tornado moved into Upshur, Harrison, and Marion Counties of northeast Texas.
24.01982-04-02232°42'N / 95°18'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0125K0Wood
24.21957-04-03232°53'N / 94°43'W000K0Morris
24.41961-04-27232°45'N / 94°33'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marion
24.71991-11-19232°26'N / 95°21'W32°29'N / 95°17'W7.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Smith
24.81979-05-03232°54'N / 95°02'W32°58'N / 94°52'W10.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Camp
24.91975-11-19232°52'N / 95°10'W000K0Wood
25.11957-04-26232°21'N / 95°19'W32°24'N / 95°14'W6.10 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Smith
25.91967-05-01232°57'N / 94°55'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Camp
27.01967-04-13232°12'N / 95°18'W32°20'N / 95°06'W14.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Smith
27.21991-04-26232°11'N / 94°59'W32°11'N / 94°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rusk
27.31979-04-01232°43'N / 94°32'W32°48'N / 94°28'W7.10 Miles440 Yards012.5M0Marion
27.41954-04-30332°55'N / 94°43'W32°56'N / 94°40'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morris
27.51991-04-26232°11'N / 95°01'W32°11'N / 94°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Smith
27.51962-03-24232°31'N / 95°23'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Smith
27.72000-04-23232°28'N / 94°30'W32°31'N / 94°24'W10.60 Miles150 Yards008.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. This supercell produced multiple tornadoes across Harrison county, TX into Louisiana. Approximately 50 homes and 2 business were damaged or destroyed. 17 homes were considered unlivable. Numerous large pine and oak trees anapped and broken. New eateries, hotels, and home development are underway in this location.
28.11958-07-06232°21'N / 95°19'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
28.22003-04-06232°18'N / 94°36'W32°18'N / 94°31'W4.90 Miles220 Yards062.3M0Rusk
 Brief Description: A supercell storm moved across the northeast part of the county. About 20 wood frame and mobile homes were damaged. Six (6) mobile homes were totally destroyed. Numerous trees were twisted, broken and uprooted. This tornado remained in Rusk County.
28.51987-11-15332°09'N / 95°12'W32°18'N / 95°09'W12.00 Miles500 Yards2625.0M0Smith
28.81961-03-28232°43'N / 95°25'W32°40'N / 95°22'W4.70 Miles280 Yards0025K0Wood
29.01990-05-30232°28'N / 94°26'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Harrison
29.21968-12-12232°32'N / 94°25'W1.00 Mile17 Yards000K0Harrison
29.31954-07-18332°19'N / 94°31'W0.80 Mile880 Yards0025K0Rusk
29.51991-04-26232°09'N / 94°52'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Rusk
29.61968-06-24232°30'N / 95°25'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Smith
30.01990-05-30232°17'N / 94°32'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Rusk
31.01979-04-01232°14'N / 95°18'W32°16'N / 95°16'W3.60 Miles100 Yards01250K0Smith
31.11957-04-03232°37'N / 94°23'W003K0Harrison
32.21950-02-11232°59'N / 94°38'W33°00'N / 94°42'W4.50 Miles67 Yards06250K0Cass
32.41973-11-24232°30'N / 94°22'W0.10 Mile33 Yards010K0Harrison
32.41998-01-05232°14'N / 95°21'W32°17'N / 95°18'W4.20 Miles75 Yards00120K0Smith
 Brief Description: HP Supercell developed along a quasi-stationary front and moved northeast. This Supercell produced a family of three tornadoes, numerous microbursts and giant hail. A meso was detected by dopplar radar with the HP supercell. In this supercell an F2 tornado was produced. As the supercell developed, massive mid level convergence occurred resulting in giant hail. The evolution continued resulting in a bow echo pattern where two additional weak tornadoes occurred in the northern comma heads In the first tornado, damage consisted of numerous snapped and fallen trees. Fifteen homes and three businesses were either moderately or severely damaged including roofs removed on two homes. Southwestern Bell phone truck heavily damaged from a fallen tree and a Ford Aerostar Van was crushed almost beyond recognition. Several telephone poles were tilted to a 45 degree angle.
32.81964-04-05232°40'N / 95°29'W32°41'N / 95°27'W2.70 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Wood
33.41975-01-10233°02'N / 94°44'W0.30 Mile213 Yards0025K0Morris
33.61966-04-23232°57'N / 95°17'W32°57'N / 95°17'W0025K0Wood
33.61966-05-23232°57'N / 95°17'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Wood
33.61965-12-11232°27'N / 94°21'W32°30'N / 94°21'W3.40 Miles33 Yards020K0Harrison
33.61975-04-29232°40'N / 95°29'W0025K0Wood
33.71990-05-30232°54'N / 94°29'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Cass
33.81967-12-21232°28'N / 94°21'W0.20 Mile37 Yards000K0Harrison
34.32003-04-06331°55'N / 94°59'W32°15'N / 94°41'W34.00 Miles440 Yards009.0M0Rusk
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved northeast across Rusk County. Numerous wood frame and mobile homes were damaged with several homes totally destroyed. A few barns were damaged as well. One power substation was severely damaged. Numerous large Pine, Oak, and Pecan trees were twisted, broken and uprooted. This tornado moved into Rusk County from Cherokee County, TX.
34.41996-11-07232°32'N / 94°22'W32°34'N / 94°17'W5.00 Miles1760 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado spun up on the northern comma head of a derecho spawned over extreme northwest Harrison County. Initial touchdown occurred at Hwy 59N between Hwy 80 and Hwy 43 in Marhsall, Texas. Sixty-five homes suffered major damage and 270 homes received minor to moderate damage including the home of the WCM. Twenty business were destroyed or suffered major damage. The tornado dissipated near Bell Cut Off Road.
34.61962-03-24332°40'N / 95°30'W0.50 Mile100 Yards082.5M0Wood
35.01965-05-09232°35'N / 95°31'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
35.11967-07-03232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile100 Yards000K0Smith
35.11979-03-02232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile150 Yards0225K0Smith
35.21979-05-03332°47'N / 95°31'W32°49'N / 95°24'W7.20 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Wood
35.81973-11-24233°04'N / 94°43'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Morris
36.41973-01-20232°09'N / 95°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Smith
36.92000-04-23233°05'N / 94°45'W33°05'N / 94°41'W4.20 Miles200 Yards0012K0Morris
 Brief Description: Numerous large pine and oak trees snapped and broken. A roof was partially removed from a brick house and a chain link fence wrapped in a pine tree about 50 feet up. This was one of several tornadoes which occurred. This tornado continued into Cass County, TX.
37.11959-11-04332°26'N / 94°26'W32°26'N / 94°10'W15.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Harrison
37.31972-10-22332°29'N / 94°17'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0225K0Harrison
39.51979-02-23332°10'N / 95°28'W32°12'N / 95°21'W7.30 Miles33 Yards010K0Smith
39.61970-04-25233°05'N / 94°36'W32°58'N / 94°23'W14.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Morris
39.71990-05-16233°08'N / 94°45'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Morris
39.82000-04-23233°05'N / 94°38'W33°05'N / 94°33'W2.80 Miles150 Yards0000Cass
 Brief Description: This tornado was one of several which formed over Cass County, TX. Numerous pine and oak trees snapped and broken. No structures were in the path of this tornado. This tornado entered Cass County, TX from Morris County, TX.
40.22000-04-23232°31'N / 94°20'W32°23'N / 94°09'W17.00 Miles100 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in a cyclic high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. Damage was confined to numerous pine and oak trees which were uprooted and broken. No structures were in the path of this tornado.
40.21969-07-15232°02'N / 95°10'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Cherokee
40.41981-05-13232°41'N / 95°37'W32°40'N / 95°35'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wood
40.91961-03-26333°10'N / 94°54'W0.20 Mile33 Yards023K0Titus
40.91991-04-26332°03'N / 95°18'W32°05'N / 95°15'W3.00 Miles200 Yards01250K0Cherokee
41.11958-05-03232°37'N / 94°14'W32°33'N / 94°11'W5.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Harrison
41.51966-04-23232°20'N / 95°34'W32°20'N / 95°34'W00250K0Henderson
41.62000-04-23233°04'N / 94°36'W33°04'N / 94°24'W11.80 Miles150 Yards0000Cass
 Brief Description: Numerous large pines and oaks were snapped and broken. No structures were in the path of this tornado which was one of several that occurred in this county this day.
41.91958-05-03233°00'N / 94°39'W33°00'N / 94°09'W29.00 Miles133 Yards0025K0Cass
42.01961-03-26233°02'N / 95°24'W33°04'N / 95°20'W4.70 Miles250 Yards0025K0Hopkins
42.01958-04-29231°59'N / 95°06'W31°59'N / 95°04'W2.30 Miles50 Yards04250K0Rusk
42.21979-03-19233°11'N / 94°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Titus
42.51981-05-13232°42'N / 95°39'W32°41'N / 95°37'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Van Zandt
42.62000-04-23233°10'N / 94°56'W33°13'N / 94°49'W7.00 Miles150 Yards00145K0Titus
 Brief Description: This tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. Small to moderate pine and oak trees were snapped and broken. A mobile home dealership in Cookville, TX was moderately damaged and several homes suffered shingle loss. This tornado continued into Morris County, TX. The F2 rating is from the Morris County, TX segment of this tornado.
43.21970-03-03233°12'N / 94°58'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Titus
43.91979-02-23332°09'N / 95°30'W32°10'N / 95°28'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Henderson
44.11961-03-26333°08'N / 95°13'W33°13'N / 95°08'W7.60 Miles60 Yards0125K0Franklin
44.11953-03-12232°10'N / 94°20'W2.00 Miles80 Yards0225K0Panola
44.21990-05-30232°45'N / 94°11'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Marion
44.21990-05-30232°45'N / 94°11'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Marion
44.81970-03-03232°51'N / 94°13'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Marion
44.91990-05-30232°09'N / 94°20'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Panola
44.91993-10-18232°50'N / 95°37'W32°52'N / 95°37'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Wood
 Brief Description: This tornado developed from the same mesocyclone which produced the tornado southeast of Emory. As the tornado moved across the southwest inlets of Lake Fork Reservoir and traversed the southern end of the lake, several buildings and homes were destroyed. Most of the damage was to the Brady Marina, The Minnow Bucket Restaurant, two mobile homes, and a recreational vehicle. The tornado then moved across open country, and lifted two miles NNW Quitman near FM 2225.
45.11960-05-05232°33'N / 94°09'W32°33'N / 94°08'W1.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Harrison
45.51961-03-26333°14'N / 94°57'W09250K0Titus
45.71987-11-15331°49'N / 95°20'W32°09'N / 95°12'W21.00 Miles500 Yards27525.0M0Cherokee
45.82003-04-06231°54'N / 95°03'W31°56'N / 94°59'W4.20 Miles220 Yards0000Cherokee
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved northeast across east extreme east central Cherokee County. Two mobile homes were damaged and numerous trees were twisted, broken and uprooted. This tornado moved into Rusk County, TX.
45.91973-12-03332°48'N / 95°41'W32°48'N / 95°38'W3.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Rains
46.01961-03-26233°01'N / 95°31'W33°03'N / 95°28'W3.80 Miles250 Yards0125K0Hopkins
46.01954-04-30332°56'N / 94°40'W33°10'N / 94°03'W39.20 Miles50 Yards0125K0Cass
46.51969-05-14333°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hopkins
46.61999-05-04333°11'N / 95°10'W33°15'N / 95°10'W2.10 Miles25 Yards0000Franklin
 Brief Description: Supercells developed in unstable airmass ahead of strong upper low over central plains states. Damage confined to broken branches off trees and snapped twigs. This tornado moved into Titus county, TX.
46.71987-11-15333°04'N / 94°32'W33°14'N / 94°27'W12.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cass
46.72009-04-09233°03'N / 94°29'W33°03'N / 94°12'W17.00 Miles190 Yards00750K0KCass
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed about 5 miles northwest of Linden in central Cass County near CR 1459 around 8:05 pm. Numerous trees were downed, with a tree crushing a truck, and another tree falling through the roof of a house. This tornado intensified along CR 1399, where a two-story home was nearly destroyed. The storm continued east across Highway 8 about 2 miles north of Linden, where the roof of a two story house was torn off, and a portable building behind the home was blown nearly 400 yards east across Highway 8 into some nearby woods. The tornado lifted around 8:31 pm near the intersection of CR 2328 and Highway 43 about a mile and a half north of Bivins. This tornado was rated an EF2, with winds around 125 mph. The path length was nearly 16 miles long, with a path width of 190 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
47.31991-04-26232°01'N / 95°23'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Cherokee
47.32000-04-23233°14'N / 94°48'W33°15'N / 94°39'W9.80 Miles150 Yards0028K0Morris
 Brief Description: This tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. Numerous large pine and oak trees were snapped and broken. Several barns were damaged but the tornado stayed mostly across rural farmland and forests. This tornado is a continuation of the Titus County, TX tornado.
47.61990-05-30232°18'N / 94°10'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Panola
47.72010-01-20332°29'N / 94°10'W32°31'N / 94°02'W8.00 Miles1087 Yards001.5M0KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in a wooded area west of Ireland Williams Road. The tornado quickly intensified as it approached Interstate 20 near mile marker 628 where 2 businesses were destroyed on both the south and north services roads. One of the businesses was a metal building and the other was a mobile home. One home was completely destroyed with only a few interior walls remaining. A second home sustained major damage to the roof and carport. Debris was scattered across interstate 20 and Hwy 80. Several other homes were damaged further east along both sides of the service road. Many trees were snapped and uprooted in the area???some were snapped down close to the base. The tornado continued northeast crossing Bellview Road into Jonesville, TX where a grocery store roof was peeled and walls were blown out of a large warehouse. The tornado also damaged some metal buildings north of Jonesville along FM 134. The tornado tracked east across a wooded area snapping and uprooting trees crossing FM 9 headed east into Caddo Parish in LA. Maximum winds are estimated at 150-160 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very warm and unstable air mass developed across the region on January 20th. This air mass was accompanied by unusually high dewpoint values for late January with ambient temperatures approaching the 70 degree mark. A very strong and vigorous storm system moved out of the Great Basin and into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours of January 20th. Wind shear throughout the atmosphere was very strong and supportive of strong to severe thunderstorms. Low level wind shear was significant enough such that super cell thunderstorms developed across the region, producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts.
47.81990-05-30232°59'N / 94°15'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Cass
47.81999-05-04333°12'N / 95°08'W33°20'N / 94°47'W19.20 Miles100 Yards10330K0Titus
 Brief Description: Seven homes were destroyed. Two of the homes were swept from their slabs. F79PH
47.81961-04-11232°01'N / 95°24'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Cherokee
47.91961-03-26333°13'N / 95°08'W33°17'N / 95°05'W5.40 Miles60 Yards0025K0Titus
47.91955-04-12332°03'N / 95°31'W32°05'N / 95°26'W5.60 Miles300 Yards07250K0Anderson
48.12010-01-20232°34'N / 95°52'W32°39'N / 95°37'W15.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KVan Zandt
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS survey team found evidence of a long track tornado in Van Zandt County. The tornado touched down near CR 859 north of Highway 64 on the northwest side of Canton and traveled approximately 15 miles in a northeast direction. Numerous structures were damaged along the track of the tornado which ended near the Silver Lake community in the extreme Northeast corner of the county. Along the damage path, a single family home lost its entire roof and part of its exterior walls. A number of large trees were uprooted and several sheds and outbuildings suffered extensive damage. A small church was destroyed in the community of Starr. A total of 150 homes suffered damage, but only one injury was reported. Based on the damage, the tornado was rated an EF-2 with peak winds in the 110 to 120 mph range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
48.31968-12-27231°54'N / 94°42'W1.00 Mile17 Yards000K0Rusk
48.41965-02-11232°04'N / 94°26'W32°17'N / 94°02'W27.80 Miles117 Yards0025K0Panola
48.81990-05-30232°29'N / 94°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Harrison
49.01993-10-18232°50'N / 95°42'W2.00 Miles100 Yards10500K0Rains
 Brief Description: A tornado developed 1 SE Emory and moved two miles southeast. A man was killed and his mobile home was destroyed. (M57M)
49.01994-04-29232°46'N / 95°48'W32°52'N / 95°37'W12.00 Miles100 Yards005.0M0Wood
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just inside the Rains County line on Highway 19, then moved northeast for 12 miles before lifting at FM 515 Lake Fork Reservoir. The tornado entered Wood County at 5 NNW Alba. One house and one church were destroyed, one house was unroofed, one RV unroofed, roof damage was done to a house, and extensive tree and power line damage occured.
49.01990-04-27232°28'N / 94°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Harrison
49.11977-03-11232°24'N / 94°13'W32°27'N / 93°58'W14.90 Miles73 Yards003K0Harrison
49.21989-06-07332°01'N / 94°25'W32°03'N / 94°19'W6.00 Miles447 Yards0025K0Panola
49.51984-10-18233°16'N / 94°55'W33°19'N / 94°51'W5.00 Miles50 Yards12250K0Titus
49.61961-09-13232°22'N / 94°06'W023K0Panola
49.71991-02-18232°24'N / 94°06'W32°26'N / 94°04'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Harrison
49.81991-02-18232°22'N / 94°05'W32°24'N / 94°06'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Panola

* 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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