NWS says three tornadoes and one waterspout hit areas of north Texas on Sunday
Damage assessment teams with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth have surveyed many areas across the DFW Metroplex that sustained damaged during Sunday’s storms. They have concluded three (3) tornadoes and one waterspout, or “lake tornado”, occurred. Here’s a quick breakdown.
A weak EF-0 waterspout, also known as a lake tornado, occurred over Eagle Mountain Lake at around 2:58pm. Luckily, there was no damage with this tornado.
Just after the waterspout, an EF-0 tornado hit far north Fort Worth. It started in the Crawford Farms subdivision, tracked east for about 1 – 1.25 mile, lifting just east of the Vista Meadows subdivision. Damage to roofs, windows, and siding occurred on many single family homes, as well as tree limbs blown off of mostly bradford pear trees. The most significant damage was found on Sourwood Drive where one home had more than 20% of roof decking removed, windows broken, and a garage door blown in. Damage is consistent with a high end EF-0 tornado, 85+ MPH winds.
At around 3:25pm, a brief tornado occurred east of Collins Street near AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Damage in this area is consistent of an EF-1 tornado. A few homes in the area had significant loss of roofing and several trees were snapped. Winds from this tornado are estimated at around 95 MPH. There were at least two other areas of Arlington that sustained 60 – 70 MPH straight line wind damage.
The last tornado occurred in Farmers Branch. A brief tornado is believed to have moved northwest across part of Farmers Branch near the Johnson’s Outpost YMCA on Valley View Lane. Part of the roof was torn off of the building and the roof was blown to the northwest. Other tree damage was not stretching to the northwest into a nearby neighborhood. This was an EF-0 tornado with winds around 85 MPH.
There were also numerous spots with straight line wind damage of between 70 – 90 MPH in North Richland Hills (75MPH), Bedford and Euless (70MPH), Irving (80MPH), and Farmers Branch (90MPH)