Seven Tornadoes Over The Last Two Weeks

April 13, 2008 at 5:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We are now only three weeks into spring, and it has already been a memorable and historic one for North Texas. The last two weeks have been quite simply remarkable.

On Monday, March 31st at about 3pm, an EF0 tornado touched down near Godley.

On April 3rd and 4th, severe storms brought golfball-sized hail to McKinney, baseball-sized hail to Denton and softball-sized hail to Decatur.

Wednesday, April 9th was the first of two consecutive days of tornadoes. The first day brough two tornadoes to Stephens County. The first was an EF0 with winds fo 80-85mph and the second an EF1 with winds as high as 110mph.  Palo Pinto County also saw an EF1 tornado that day with estimated winds of 85-90mph near Oran.

The next day brought three tornadoes to the greater metroplex area of North Texas. 

At 3:30am on April 10th, an EF1 tornado touched north of Alvarado near Happy Hill and traveled northeast 3 miles to Pleasant Point. The estimated winds were between 90 and 95mph.

The second tornado touched down at about 4am in Desoto, Dallas County. This EF1 tornado had winds of 95mph.

And a third tornado touched down in Collin County between Allen and McKinney with winds of 90 to 95mph; an EF1.

And now…A Frost Advisory is in effect from 3am to 9am tonight for all of North Texas. High pressure will sit right on top of the area bringing light winds, clear skies and low humidity. That combination creates radiational cooling where the day’s heat escapes back into the atmosphere. A few isolated spots may hit the freezing mark, but in general, we stay just above freezing.

Protect tender plants that have recently bloomed or that have been planted.

Have a great week,

Steve

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