National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes yesterday west of DFW

The National Weather Service has concluded two tornadoes occurred yesterday morning west of the immediate DFW Metroplex: one in Mineral Wells and one in northwest Parker County.

The tornado near Mineral Wells has been rated an EF-1. It developed just east of downtown Mineral Wells in an industrial area. Damage to a commercial property and signage was located along US-180. Additional damage to signage, roofing, utility poles, and trees was observed near the US-180 and Garrett Morris Parkway intersection. A commercial automotive repair center located just southeast of the Mineral Wells High School sustained significant roof and wall damage consistent with EF-1 intensity winds. The tornado appears to have dissipated near the US-180 and Washington Road area. No one was killed or injured.

The tornado in northwest Parker County has also been rated an EF-1. It developed along Cabaniss Lane just south of New Authon Road. The tornado tracked east northeast, seriously impacting a site-built frame home located on FM 1885 just south of New Authon Road. Most of the home’s roof was ripped off and deposited into the front yard. Significant damage also occurred to a metal commercial building near this home. The tornado crossed FM 1885 for a short distance, eventually dissipating at as it reached Precinct Road. No one was killed or injured.

The NWS says all damage in the immediate DFW Metroplex was from straight-line winds, and they have no plans to investigate any additional debris areas at this time.