Confirmed Tornado near Godley

April 1, 2008 at 8:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The National Weather Service completed a storm damage survey in the Godley area in northwestern Johnson County Tuesday afternoon.  And their findings conclude that a tornado did indeed touch down Monday afternoon, in two different locations.

The first touchdown occured about 3pm about one mile southwest of Godley.  Power lines were blown down, and several sheds and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed.  Fortunately the tornado weakened before reaching the Godley city limits. 

The next report of damage occurred ten minutes later when the tornado touched down about four miles east-northeast of Godley.  There, a mobile home was rolled and destroyed, and sheds, power lines and one car were also severely damaged.

But it could have been much worse.  Based on their survey, the National Weather Service meteorologists classified this tornado as EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.  That means it was the weakest category of tornado.  But even so, winds probably reached 80 to 85 mph, more than enough to cause a lot of damage.  Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.

Here is a link to a slide show of pictures from Monday’s storms, including a great shot of the funnel between Godley and Burleson:

http://www.nbc5i.com/slideshow/news/15754402/detail.html

And here is the story that Scott Gordon did on the damage in the Godley vicinity:

http://video.nbc5i.com/player/?id=235335

Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock

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