Balch Springs, TX

50.9°F / 10.5°C
Overcast
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: 29°F / -2°C
Wind: SW at 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.01 in / 1016 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
Clouds: Overcast (OVC) : 2900 ft / 883 m
Yesterday's Maximum: 53.1°F / 11.7°C
Yesterday's Minimum: 45.3°F / 7.4°C
UV: 0.0 out of 16
Sunrise:7:28 AM CST
Sunset:5:46 PM CST
Moon Rise:
Moon Set:11:27 AM CST
Moon Phase Waning Gibbous
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METAR KHQZ 190150Z 36003KT 7SM OVC029 10/09 A3001
As of: 8:16 PM CST on January 18, 2017
Observed at: Mesquite Texas, Balch Springs, TX

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Today
partlycloudy
69° | 47°F
21° | 8°C
Friday
clear
71° | 48°F
22° | 9°C
Saturday
partlycloudy
67° | 47°F
19° | 8°C
Tomorrow is forecast to be
Much Warmer than today.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle this evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Thursday
Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Much warmer with highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds around 10 mph.
Friday
Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s.
Sunday
Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm. Breezy with highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.
Monday
Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
Tuesday
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.
Wednesday
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
As of: 3:00 PM CST on January 18, 2017 from station 75180
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Public Information Statement

Expires 9:00 PM CST on January 18, 2017
Statement as of 5:12 PM CST on January 18, 2017

... NWS preliminary damage survey for 01/15/17 tornadoes...

... Updated information to include all ratings and tornadoes. ...

.Overview... Thunderstorms developed in the afternoon hours on Sunday, January 15th.
A long tracked supercell thunderstorm was responsible for at least 6 tornadoes, and was
also responsible for numerous areas of wind damage across central and North Texas, including
wind damage in Frisco, Carrollton, Prosper, and far northwestern Dallas. These areas have
been determined to be most likely from damaging thunderstorm winds, in the 60 to 70 mph range.

The Coryell and Bosque County storms, have been given a preliminary rating of EF2, with winds
approximately 115 to 120 mph. Additionally, one additional tornado has been confirmed, bringing
the number of known tornadoes on the afternoon and evening of January 15th to 6. The latest tornado
was determined to be on the south side of Mansfield, and has been given a preliminary rating of
EF-0, with winds of 70-75 mph.

All of the 6 tornadoes were all spawned by the same parent supercell, which began in Bell County and
lasted into Collin County, before being swept up in the squall line which moved east. While all
damage surveys could possibly be extended, this is the final planned damage survey for this event.

.Coryell city to Mosheim...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120
path length /statute/: 10 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 5:45 PM CST
start location: 8 NE Gatesville / Coryell / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:05 PM CST
end location: 2 NE Mosheim / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: this tornado damaged a few houses in the Coryell city area, along County
Road 273 and County Road 262. The heaviest damage was near County Road 273, where two houses
lost most of their roof. Several barns, storage sheds, and farm machinery was damaged as well.
The debris field extended to the north and northwest, where several power poles were broken.
The tornado continued over ranch land of Coryell and Bosque counties before dissipating near Mosheim.

.Clifton...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:17 PM CST
start location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:20 PM CST
end location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: the Clifton tornado began on the south side of town, just off
of 23rd street, where several trees were uprooted and several homes suffered roof
damage. This tornado produced a narrow path of damage to the north side of town,
before dissipating. Approximately 20-30 homes suffered some sort of damage, either
roof damage from the tornado, or from tree or other debris hitting the Houses.

.Lake Whitney area...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 8 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 2

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: 2 W Laguna Park / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:50 PM CST
end location: 4 NW Whitney / Hill / TX

Survey_summary: the tornado that affected portions near Lake Whitney started on the
far eastern side of Bosque County, near Laguna Park. The tornado then crossed over
Lake Whitney before damaging several homes on the east side of the lake in far
western Hill County. The heaviest damage was concentrated in Hill County, along both
sides of farm to Market Road 1713 near Hill County Road 1236. Numerous homes were
damaged by the tornado, as were a church, and a Marina. Most homes in this area
suffered roof and shingle damage, with at least ten homes suffering major damage.

.Mansfield...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70-75 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:11 PM CST
start location: 3 SSE Mansfield / Johnson / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:14 PM CST
end location: 2 ESE Mansfield / Tarrant / TX

Survey_summary: a weak tornado occurred in the far northeastern corner of Johnson County,
beginning just west of Lone Star Road and Main Street in far southern Mansfield. The tornado
damaged metal buildings on the south side of Lone Star Road as well as one house. The storm
then moved northeast across US 287, damaging one barn just over the County line off of
Mitchell Road.

.Grand Prairie...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 80 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:43 PM CST
start location: 4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:44 PM CST
end location: 3.4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

Survey_summary: storm spotters and Airport observers reported a tornado
near the Grand Prairie Airport. Wind damage occurred to the west of the
tornado track, resulting in damage to one hangar and several businesses
in the vicinity.

.Mexia...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 3 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 16 2017
start time: 2:43 am CST
start location: 4 W Mexia / Limestone / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 2:48 am CST
end location: 3 WNW Mexia / Limestone / TX

Survey_summary: damage consitent with EF-1 winds occurred to the
Mexia state supported living center along Highway 171 and fm2838.
At least 6 buildings were damaged, with one likely destroyed. The
tornado begain south of the center, at a tree farm, moved through
the msslc along the southestern side of the Campus, before dissipating
a few miles to the north.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of these events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Fox / Villanueva

512 PM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

... NWS preliminary damage survey for 01/15/17 tornadoes...

... Updated information to include all ratings and tornadoes. ...

.Overview... Thunderstorms developed in the afternoon hours on Sunday, January 15th.
A long tracked supercell thunderstorm was responsible for at least 6 tornadoes, and was
also responsible for numerous areas of wind damage across central and North Texas, including
wind damage in Frisco, Carrollton, Prosper, and far northwestern Dallas. These areas have
been determined to be most likely from damaging thunderstorm winds, in the 60 to 70 mph range.

The Coryell and Bosque County storms, have been given a preliminary rating of EF2, with winds
approximately 115 to 120 mph. Additionally, one additional tornado has been confirmed, bringing
the number of known tornadoes on the afternoon and evening of January 15th to 6. The latest tornado
was determined to be on the south side of Mansfield, and has been given a preliminary rating of
EF-0, with winds of 70-75 mph.

All of the 6 tornadoes were all spawned by the same parent supercell, which began in Bell County and
lasted into Collin County, before being swept up in the squall line which moved east. While all
damage surveys could possibly be extended, this is the final planned damage survey for this event.

.Coryell city to Mosheim...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120
path length /statute/: 10 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 5:45 PM CST
start location: 8 NE Gatesville / Coryell / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:05 PM CST
end location: 2 NE Mosheim / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: this tornado damaged a few houses in the Coryell city area, along County
Road 273 and County Road 262. The heaviest damage was near County Road 273, where two houses
lost most of their roof. Several barns, storage sheds, and farm machinery was damaged as well.
The debris field extended to the north and northwest, where several power poles were broken.
The tornado continued over ranch land of Coryell and Bosque counties before dissipating near Mosheim.

.Clifton...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:17 PM CST
start location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:20 PM CST
end location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: the Clifton tornado began on the south side of town, just off
of 23rd street, where several trees were uprooted and several homes suffered roof
damage. This tornado produced a narrow path of damage to the north side of town,
before dissipating. Approximately 20-30 homes suffered some sort of damage, either
roof damage from the tornado, or from tree or other debris hitting the Houses.

.Lake Whitney area...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 8 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 2

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: 2 W Laguna Park / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:50 PM CST
end location: 4 NW Whitney / Hill / TX

Survey_summary: the tornado that affected portions near Lake Whitney started on the
far eastern side of Bosque County, near Laguna Park. The tornado then crossed over
Lake Whitney before damaging several homes on the east side of the lake in far
western Hill County. The heaviest damage was concentrated in Hill County, along both
sides of farm to Market Road 1713 near Hill County Road 1236. Numerous homes were
damaged by the tornado, as were a church, and a Marina. Most homes in this area
suffered roof and shingle damage, with at least ten homes suffering major damage.

.Mansfield...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70-75 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:11 PM CST
start location: 3 SSE Mansfield / Johnson / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:14 PM CST
end location: 2 ESE Mansfield / Tarrant / TX

Survey_summary: a weak tornado occurred in the far northeastern corner of Johnson County,
beginning just west of Lone Star Road and Main Street in far southern Mansfield. The tornado
damaged metal buildings on the south side of Lone Star Road as well as one house. The storm
then moved northeast across US 287, damaging one barn just over the County line off of
Mitchell Road.

.Grand Prairie...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 80 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:43 PM CST
start location: 4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:44 PM CST
end location: 3.4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

Survey_summary: storm spotters and Airport observers reported a tornado
near the Grand Prairie Airport. Wind damage occurred to the west of the
tornado track, resulting in damage to one hangar and several businesses
in the vicinity.

.Mexia...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 3 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 16 2017
start time: 2:43 am CST
start location: 4 W Mexia / Limestone / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 2:48 am CST
end location: 3 WNW Mexia / Limestone / TX

Survey_summary: damage consitent with EF-1 winds occurred to the
Mexia state supported living center along Highway 171 and fm2838.
At least 6 buildings were damaged, with one likely destroyed. The
tornado begain south of the center, at a tree farm, moved through
the msslc along the southestern side of the Campus, before dissipating
a few miles to the north.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of these events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Fox / Villanueva


512 PM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

... NWS preliminary damage survey for 01/15/17 tornadoes...

... Updated information to include all ratings and tornadoes. ...

.Overview... Thunderstorms developed in the afternoon hours on Sunday, January 15th.
A long tracked supercell thunderstorm was responsible for at least 6 tornadoes, and was
also responsible for numerous areas of wind damage across central and North Texas, including
wind damage in Frisco, Carrollton, Prosper, and far northwestern Dallas. These areas have
been determined to be most likely from damaging thunderstorm winds, in the 60 to 70 mph range.

The Coryell and Bosque County storms, have been given a preliminary rating of EF2, with winds
approximately 115 to 120 mph. Additionally, one additional tornado has been confirmed, bringing
the number of known tornadoes on the afternoon and evening of January 15th to 6. The latest tornado
was determined to be on the south side of Mansfield, and has been given a preliminary rating of
EF-0, with winds of 70-75 mph.

All of the 6 tornadoes were all spawned by the same parent supercell, which began in Bell County and
lasted into Collin County, before being swept up in the squall line which moved east. While all
damage surveys could possibly be extended, this is the final planned damage survey for this event.

.Coryell city to Mosheim...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120
path length /statute/: 10 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 5:45 PM CST
start location: 8 NE Gatesville / Coryell / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:05 PM CST
end location: 2 NE Mosheim / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: this tornado damaged a few houses in the Coryell city area, along County
Road 273 and County Road 262. The heaviest damage was near County Road 273, where two houses
lost most of their roof. Several barns, storage sheds, and farm machinery was damaged as well.
The debris field extended to the north and northwest, where several power poles were broken.
The tornado continued over ranch land of Coryell and Bosque counties before dissipating near Mosheim.

.Clifton...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:17 PM CST
start location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:20 PM CST
end location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: the Clifton tornado began on the south side of town, just off
of 23rd street, where several trees were uprooted and several homes suffered roof
damage. This tornado produced a narrow path of damage to the north side of town,
before dissipating. Approximately 20-30 homes suffered some sort of damage, either
roof damage from the tornado, or from tree or other debris hitting the Houses.

.Lake Whitney area...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 8 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 2

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: 2 W Laguna Park / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:50 PM CST
end location: 4 NW Whitney / Hill / TX

Survey_summary: the tornado that affected portions near Lake Whitney started on the
far eastern side of Bosque County, near Laguna Park. The tornado then crossed over
Lake Whitney before damaging several homes on the east side of the lake in far
western Hill County. The heaviest damage was concentrated in Hill County, along both
sides of farm to Market Road 1713 near Hill County Road 1236. Numerous homes were
damaged by the tornado, as were a church, and a Marina. Most homes in this area
suffered roof and shingle damage, with at least ten homes suffering major damage.

.Mansfield...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70-75 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:11 PM CST
start location: 3 SSE Mansfield / Johnson / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:14 PM CST
end location: 2 ESE Mansfield / Tarrant / TX

Survey_summary: a weak tornado occurred in the far northeastern corner of Johnson County,
beginning just west of Lone Star Road and Main Street in far southern Mansfield. The tornado
damaged metal buildings on the south side of Lone Star Road as well as one house. The storm
then moved northeast across US 287, damaging one barn just over the County line off of
Mitchell Road.

.Grand Prairie...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 80 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:43 PM CST
start location: 4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:44 PM CST
end location: 3.4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

Survey_summary: storm spotters and Airport observers reported a tornado
near the Grand Prairie Airport. Wind damage occurred to the west of the
tornado track, resulting in damage to one hangar and several businesses
in the vicinity.

.Mexia...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 3 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 16 2017
start time: 2:43 am CST
start location: 4 W Mexia / Limestone / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 2:48 am CST
end location: 3 WNW Mexia / Limestone / TX

Survey_summary: damage consitent with EF-1 winds occurred to the
Mexia state supported living center along Highway 171 and fm2838.
At least 6 buildings were damaged, with one likely destroyed. The
tornado begain south of the center, at a tree farm, moved through
the msslc along the southestern side of the Campus, before dissipating
a few miles to the north.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of these events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Fox / Villanueva


455 PM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

... NWS preliminary damage survey for 01/15/17 tornadoes...

... Updated information to include all ratings and tornadoes. ...

.Overview... Thunderstorms developed in the afternoon hours on Sunday, January 15th.
A long tracked supercell thunderstorm was responsible for at least 6 tornadoes, and was
also responsible for numerous areas of wind damage across central and North Texas, including
wind damage in Frisco, Carrollton, Prosper, and far northwestern Dallas. These areas have
been determined to be most likely from damaging thunderstorm winds, in the 60 to 70 mph range.

The Coryell and Bosque County storms, have been given a preliminary rating of EF2, with winds
approximately 115 to 120 mph. Additionally, one additional tornado has been confirmed, bringing
the number of known tornadoes on the afternoon and evening of January 15th to 6. The latest tornado
was determined to be on the south side of Mansfield, and has been given a preliminary rating of
EF-0, with winds of 70-75 mph.

All of the 6 tornadoes were all spawned by the same parent supercell, which began in Bell County and
lasted into Collin County, before being swept up in the squall line which moved east. While all
damage surveys could possibly be extended, this is the final planned damage survey for this event.

.Coryell city to Mosheim...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120
path length /statute/: 10 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 5:45 PM CST
start location: 8 NE Gatesville / Coryell / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:05 PM CST
end location: 2 NE Mosheim / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: this tornado damaged a few houses in the Coryell city area, along County
Road 273 and County Road 262. The heaviest damage was near County Road 273, where two houses
lost most of their roof. Several barns, storage sheds, and farm machinery was damaged as well.
The debris field extended to the north and northwest, where several power poles were broken.
The tornado continued over ranch land of Coryell and Bosque counties before dissipating near Mosheim.

.Clifton...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:17 PM CST
start location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:20 PM CST
end location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: the Clifton tornado began on the south side of town, just off
of 23rd street, where several trees were uprooted and several homes suffered roof
damage. This tornado produced a narrow path of damage to the north side of town,
before dissipating. Approximately 20-30 homes suffered some sort of damage, either
roof damage from the tornado, or from tree or other debris hitting the Houses.

.Lake Whitney area...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 8 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 2

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: 2 W Laguna Park / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:50 PM CST
end location: 4 NW Whitney / Hill / TX

Survey_summary: the tornado that affected portions near Lake Whitney started on the
far eastern side of Bosque County, near Laguna Park. The tornado then crossed over
Lake Whitney before damaging several homes on the east side of the lake in far
western Hill County. The heaviest damage was concentrated in Hill County, along both
sides of farm to Market Road 1713 near Hill County Road 1236. Numerous homes were
damaged by the tornado, as were a church, and a Marina. Most homes in this area
suffered roof and shingle damage, with at least ten homes suffering major damage.

.Mansfield...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70-75 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:11 PM CST
start location: 3 SSE Mansfield / Johnson / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:14 PM CST
end location: 2 ESE Mansfield / Tarrant / TX

Survey_summary: a weak tornado occurred in the far northeastern corner of Johnson County,
beginning just west of Lone Star Road and Main Street in far southern Mansfield. The tornado
damaged metal buildings on the south side of Lone Star Road as well as one house. The storm
then moved northeast across US 287, damaging one barn just over the County line off of
Mitchell Road.

.Grand Prairie...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 80 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:43 PM CST
start location: 4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:44 PM CST
end location: 3.4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

Survey_summary: storm spotters and Airport observers reported a tornado
near the Grand Prairie Airport. Wind damage occurred to the west of the
tornado track, resulting in damage to one hangar and several businesses
in the vicinity.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of these events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Fox/Villanueva


455 PM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

... NWS preliminary damage survey for 01/15/17 tornadoes...

... Updated information to include all ratings and tornadoes. ...

.Overview... Thunderstorms developed in the afternoon hours on Sunday, January 15th.
A long tracked supercell thunderstorm was responsible for at least 6 tornadoes, and was
also responsible for numerous areas of wind damage across central and North Texas, including
wind damage in Frisco, Carrollton, Prosper, and far northwestern Dallas. These areas have
been determined to be most likely from damaging thunderstorm winds, in the 60 to 70 mph range.

The Coryell and Bosque County storms, have been given a preliminary rating of EF2, with winds
approximately 115 to 120 mph. Additionally, one additional tornado has been confirmed, bringing
the number of known tornadoes on the afternoon and evening of January 15th to 6. The latest tornado
was determined to be on the south side of Mansfield, and has been given a preliminary rating of
EF-0, with winds of 70-75 mph.

All of the 6 tornadoes were all spawned by the same parent supercell, which began in Bell County and
lasted into Collin County, before being swept up in the squall line which moved east. While all
damage surveys could possibly be extended, this is the final planned damage survey for this event.

.Coryell city to Mosheim...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120
path length /statute/: 10 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 5:45 PM CST
start location: 8 NE Gatesville / Coryell / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:05 PM CST
end location: 2 NE Mosheim / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: this tornado damaged a few houses in the Coryell city area, along County
Road 273 and County Road 262. The heaviest damage was near County Road 273, where two houses
lost most of their roof. Several barns, storage sheds, and farm machinery was damaged as well.
The debris field extended to the north and northwest, where several power poles were broken.
The tornado continued over ranch land of Coryell and Bosque counties before dissipating near Mosheim.

.Clifton...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:17 PM CST
start location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:20 PM CST
end location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: the Clifton tornado began on the south side of town, just off
of 23rd street, where several trees were uprooted and several homes suffered roof
damage. This tornado produced a narrow path of damage to the north side of town,
before dissipating. Approximately 20-30 homes suffered some sort of damage, either
roof damage from the tornado, or from tree or other debris hitting the Houses.

.Lake Whitney area...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 8 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 2

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: 2 W Laguna Park / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:50 PM CST
end location: 4 NW Whitney / Hill / TX

Survey_summary: the tornado that affected portions near Lake Whitney started on the
far eastern side of Bosque County, near Laguna Park. The tornado then crossed over
Lake Whitney before damaging several homes on the east side of the lake in far
western Hill County. The heaviest damage was concentrated in Hill County, along both
sides of farm to Market Road 1713 near Hill County Road 1236. Numerous homes were
damaged by the tornado, as were a church, and a Marina. Most homes in this area
suffered roof and shingle damage, with at least ten homes suffering major damage.

.Mansfield...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70-75 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:11 PM CST
start location: 3 SSE Mansfield / Johnson / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:14 PM CST
end location: 2 ESE Mansfield / Tarrant / TX

Survey_summary: a weak tornado occurred in the far northeastern corner of Johnson County,
beginning just west of Lone Star Road and Main Street in far southern Mansfield. The tornado
damaged metal buildings on the south side of Lone Star Road as well as one house. The storm
then moved northeast across US 287, damaging one barn just over the County line off of
Mitchell Road.

.Grand Prairie...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 80 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:43 PM CST
start location: 4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:44 PM CST
end location: 3.4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

Survey_summary: storm spotters and Airport observers reported a tornado
near the Grand Prairie Airport. Wind damage occurred to the west of the
tornado track, resulting in damage to one hangar and several businesses
in the vicinity.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of these events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Fox/Villanueva


455 PM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

... NWS preliminary damage survey for 01/15/17 tornadoes...

... Updated information to include all ratings and tornadoes. ...

.Overview... Thunderstorms developed in the afternoon hours on Sunday, January 15th.
A long tracked supercell thunderstorm was responsible for at least 6 tornadoes, and was
also responsible for numerous areas of wind damage across central and North Texas, including
wind damage in Frisco, Carrollton, Prosper, and far northwestern Dallas. These areas have
been determined to be most likely from damaging thunderstorm winds, in the 60 to 70 mph range.

The Coryell and Bosque County storms, have been given a preliminary rating of EF2, with winds
approximately 115 to 120 mph. Additionally, one additional tornado has been confirmed, bringing
the number of known tornadoes on the afternoon and evening of January 15th to 6. The latest tornado
was determined to be on the south side of Mansfield, and has been given a preliminary rating of
EF-0, with winds of 70-75 mph.

All of the 6 tornadoes were all spawned by the same parent supercell, which began in Bell County and
lasted into Collin County, before being swept up in the squall line which moved east. While all
damage surveys could possibly be extended, this is the final planned damage survey for this event.

.Coryell city to Mosheim...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120
path length /statute/: 10 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 5:45 PM CST
start location: 8 NE Gatesville / Coryell / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:05 PM CST
end location: 2 NE Mosheim / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: this tornado damaged a few houses in the Coryell city area, along County
Road 273 and County Road 262. The heaviest damage was near County Road 273, where two houses
lost most of their roof. Several barns, storage sheds, and farm machinery was damaged as well.
The debris field extended to the north and northwest, where several power poles were broken.
The tornado continued over ranch land of Coryell and Bosque counties before dissipating near Mosheim.

.Clifton...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 120 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:17 PM CST
start location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:20 PM CST
end location: Clifton / Bosque / TX

Survey_summary: the Clifton tornado began on the south side of town, just off
of 23rd street, where several trees were uprooted and several homes suffered roof
damage. This tornado produced a narrow path of damage to the north side of town,
before dissipating. Approximately 20-30 homes suffered some sort of damage, either
roof damage from the tornado, or from tree or other debris hitting the Houses.

.Lake Whitney area...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-95 mph
path length /statute/: 8 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 2

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: 2 W Laguna Park / Bosque / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 6:50 PM CST
end location: 4 NW Whitney / Hill / TX

Survey_summary: the tornado that affected portions near Lake Whitney started on the
far eastern side of Bosque County, near Laguna Park. The tornado then crossed over
Lake Whitney before damaging several homes on the east side of the lake in far
western Hill County. The heaviest damage was concentrated in Hill County, along both
sides of farm to Market Road 1713 near Hill County Road 1236. Numerous homes were
damaged by the tornado, as were a church, and a Marina. Most homes in this area
suffered roof and shingle damage, with at least ten homes suffering major damage.

.Mansfield...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70-75 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:11 PM CST
start location: 3 SSE Mansfield / Johnson / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:14 PM CST
end location: 2 ESE Mansfield / Tarrant / TX

Survey_summary: a weak tornado occurred in the far northeastern corner of Johnson County,
beginning just west of Lone Star Road and Main Street in far southern Mansfield. The tornado
damaged metal buildings on the south side of Lone Star Road as well as one house. The storm
then moved northeast across US 287, damaging one barn just over the County line off of
Mitchell Road.

.Grand Prairie...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 80 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 8:43 PM CST
start location: 4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 8:44 PM CST
end location: 3.4 SSW Grand Prairie / Dallas / TX

Survey_summary: storm spotters and Airport observers reported a tornado
near the Grand Prairie Airport. Wind damage occurred to the west of the
tornado track, resulting in damage to one hangar and several businesses
in the vicinity.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of these events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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