Grayson and Hardin County Tornadoes - April 26

Grayson County Tornadoes:
DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #1

       DATE: APR 26 2011

BEGIN POINT: 1.1 MILES SW TAR HILL
  END POINT: 1.8 MILES E TAR HILL

   EF SCALE: EF-2
 WIND SPEED: 120-125 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 2.9 MILES
 PATH WIDTH: 1/4 MILE


NARRATIVE: AN NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED AN EF-2 TORNADO IN GRAYSON
COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG DANNY SADLER ROAD. THE
TORNADO TRAVELED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS HIGHWAYS 920 AND 720
AND FINALLY LIFTED JUST EAST OF THE GRAYSON/HARDIN COUNTY LINE NEAR
BURKHEAD LN. THE PATH WIDTH WAS 75 YARDS AT THE BEGINNING AND 50
YARDS AT THE END...INCREASING TO A QUARTER MILE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.
ALONG THE PATH NUMEROUS LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED. NUMEROUS OUTBUILDINGS AND BARNS WERE DESTROYED WITH THEIR
SIDING THROWN 500 YARDS. A NEW 24 FOOT TRAVEL TRAILER WAS DESTROYED.
FIFTEEN HOMES HAD MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE. AN SINGLE WIDE TRAILER WAS
DESTROYED ON DANNY SADLER ROAD. FARM EQUIPMENT WAS THROWN 50 YARDS.



DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #2

       DATE: APR 26 2011

BEGIN POINT: 1.3 MILES SW TAR HILL
  END POINT: 1.1 MILES SSW TAR HILL

   EF SCALE: EF-0
 WIND SPEED: 75 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 1/3 MILES
 PATH WIDTH: 60 YARDS


NARRATIVE: AN NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN JUST SOUTH OF DANNY SADLER ROAD WEST OF HIGHWAY 920. TREES WERE
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH OF THIS SHORT LIVED TORNADO.
POWER LINES WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN.
 
Hardin County Tornado:
DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

       DATE: APR 26 2011

BEGIN POINT: 2.2 MILES ENE OF GLENDALE
  END POINT: 2.9 MILES ENE OF GLENDALE

   EF SCALE: EF-1
 WIND SPEED: 100-105 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.7 MILES
 PATH WIDTH: 75-125 YARDS


NARRATIVE: AN NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED AN EF-1 TORNADO IN HARDIN
COUNTY. THE TORNADO FORMED JUST WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 AND TRAVELED
TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS THE INTERSTATE...THE HARDIN COUNTY
FAIRGROUNDS...AND ENDED JUST EAST OF THE 1ST UNION CHURCH ROAD AND
SPORTSMAN LAKE ROAD INTERSECTION. AS THE TORNADO TRAVELED ACROSS THE
COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS...IT STRUCK A LARGE LIVESTOCK BARN AS WELL AS THE
FAIRGROUNDS RESTAURANT AND GRILL. THE ROOF OF THE RESTAURANT WAS
THROWN WESTWARD ON TOP OF A LIVESTOCK BARN. METAL SIDING WAS ALSO
THROWN 250 YARDS AND SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. NEAR
THE TORNADO END POINT...THERE WAS ROOF DAMAGE TO A ONE STORY HOUSE
AS WELL AS DOWNED POWER LINES.



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