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Issued: 6:38 PM CST Jan. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 1/21/18 in Bowie County Texas...

.Bowie County tornado # 1 near De Kalb Texas...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 7.04 miles
path width /maximum/: 560 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 9:26 PM CST
start location: 4.00 miles SSW of De Kalb Texas, Bowie County
start lat/lon: 33.4474/-94.6484

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 9:35 PM CST
end location: 2.70 miles NE of De Kalb Texas, Bowie County
end_lat/lon: 33.5266/-94.5710

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down along US 259 just southwest
of De Kalb and tracked northeast across the intersection of
County Road 4231 and FM 44. Here it caused significant damage to a
well constructed two-story home and did considerable damage to
eight Chicken farm buildings. The tornadic storm continued
northeast where it crossed the intersection of FM 990 and FM 1840
where a one-story home had its roof removed and several hard-wood
and Pine trees were uprooted and snapped. As the tornado tracked
across County Road 4228, there were signs of it widening with
snapped hard-wood trees and down power lines were more noticeable.
Once the tornado tracked to across Highway 82, hard-wood trees
snapped at its base and significant damage to roofs of a church
and nearby one to two story homes were prevalent. The tornadic
storm continued to move northeast to across County Road 3201 where
numerous hard-wood trees were downed a Camper was destroyed. It
then continued northeast where it crossed County Road 3203,
uplifting a metal roof from a home and destroyed seven Chicken
farm buildings. Once it crossed northeast to across County Road
3202, it split and twisted hard-wood trees and destroyed an
outbuilding before finally dissipating.


.Bowie County tornado # 2 5.00 miles north of Malta Texas...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 0.55 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 9:43 PM CST
start location: 5.00 miles N of Malta Texas, Bowie County
start lat/lon: 33.5655/-94.5114

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 9:45 PM CST
end location: 5.25 miles NNE of Malta Texas, Bowie County
end_lat/lon: 33.5700/-94.5037

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down along County Road 3109
where it damaged the roof of a one story home. The tornadic storm
traveled northeast where it damaged the roof of Liberty Hill
church, which is located along County Road 3109. The tornadic
storm uprooted several hard-wood trees before dissipating along
Highway 992.



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 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

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


35/29/20/19

638 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

... NWS damage survey for 1/21/18 in Bowie County Texas...

.Bowie County tornado # 1 near De Kalb Texas...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 7.04 miles
path width /maximum/: 560 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 9:26 PM CST
start location: 4.00 miles SSW of De Kalb Texas, Bowie County
start lat/lon: 33.4474/-94.6484

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 9:35 PM CST
end location: 2.70 miles NE of De Kalb Texas, Bowie County
end_lat/lon: 33.5266/-94.5710

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down along US 259 just southwest
of De Kalb and tracked northeast across the intersection of
County Road 4231 and FM 44. Here it caused significant damage to a
well constructed two-story home and did considerable damage to
eight Chicken farm buildings. The tornadic storm continued
northeast where it crossed the intersection of FM 990 and FM 1840
where a one-story home had its roof removed and several hard-wood
and Pine trees were uprooted and snapped. As the tornado tracked
across County Road 4228, there were signs of it widening with
snapped hard-wood trees and down power lines were more noticeable.
Once the tornado tracked to across Highway 82, hard-wood trees
snapped at its base and significant damage to roofs of a church
and nearby one to two story homes were prevalent. The tornadic
storm continued to move northeast to across County Road 3201 where
numerous hard-wood trees were downed a Camper was destroyed. It
then continued northeast where it crossed County Road 3203,
uplifting a metal roof from a home and destroyed seven Chicken
farm buildings. Once it crossed northeast to across County Road
3202, it split and twisted hard-wood trees and destroyed an
outbuilding before finally dissipating.


.Bowie County tornado # 2 5.00 miles north of Malta Texas...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 0.55 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 9:43 PM CST
start location: 5.00 miles N of Malta Texas, Bowie County
start lat/lon: 33.5655/-94.5114

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 9:45 PM CST
end location: 5.25 miles NNE of Malta Texas, Bowie County
end_lat/lon: 33.5700/-94.5037

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down along County Road 3109
where it damaged the roof of a one story home. The tornadic storm
traveled northeast where it damaged the roof of Liberty Hill
church, which is located along County Road 3109. The tornadic
storm uprooted several hard-wood trees before dissipating along
Highway 992.



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 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

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


35/29/20/19