Dallas/Fort Worth Storms

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX

1042 AM CDT TUE JUN 16 2009

…SUMMARY OF STORM IMPACTS FROM JUNE 10 THROUGH JUNE 14…

AN UNUSUALLY ACTIVE SERIES OF SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS…EVEN BY NORTH TEXAS STANDARDS…IMPACTED THE AREA FROM THE LATE AFTERNOON OF JUNE 10 THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUNE 14. BASED ON RADAR DATA…STORM SPOTTER REPORTS…AND COORDINATION WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS…HERE IS A BRIEF PRELIMINARY SUMMARY OF THE STORM IMPACTS.

JUNE 10…

A CLUSTER OF SEVERE STORMS DEVELOPED OVER WEST CENTRAL TEXAS AND MOVED EAST. THE STORMS ORGANIZED INTO A BOW ECHO JUST WEST OF THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX AND PRODUCED EXTREMELY STRONG WINDS.

NUMEROUS 70-80 MPH WIND GUSTS OCCURRED ACROSS NORTHERN PARKER…

SOUTHERN WISE…NORTHERN TARRANT…SOUTHERN DENTON…NORTHERN DALLAS…AND SOUTHERN COLLIN COUNTIES. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF THE METROPLEX.

WITHIN THE BROAD AREA OF DAMAGING WINDS…AT LEAST THREE BRIEF TORNADOES OCCURRED. SPOTTERS OBSERVED THE TORNADOES FROM ROANOKE TO TROPHY CLUB AT APPROXIMATELY 640 PM…IN FLOWER MOUND AT ROUGHLY 650 PM…AND IN THE COLONY-HEBRON AT ROUGHLY 705 PM. THE ROANOKE AND COLONY TORNADOES WILL LIKELY BE RATED EF-0…WHILE THE FLOWER MOUND TORNADO WILL LIKELY WARRANT AN EF-1 RATING. FURTHER INVESTIGATION MAY REVEAL ADDITIONAL BRIEF TORNADOES WITHIN THE DAMAGE SWATH.

JUNE 11…

THE STORMS FROM THE EVENING OF JUNE 10 LEFT BEHIND AN AREA OF RAIN-COOLED AIR. THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE RAIN-COOLED AIR AND THE WARM HUMID AIR SAGGED TO THE SOUTH OF THE I-20 CORRIDOR. WARM MOIST AIR WAS FORCED UP AND OVER THE BOUNDARY…RESULTING IN A NEARLY CONTINUOUS STREAM OF THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON OF JUNE 11. MORE THAN THREE INCHES OF RAIN FELL FROM JACK COUNTY SOUTHEAST TO HENDERSON COUNTY. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL FROM NORTHERN TARRANT TO KAUFMAN COUNTY…WITH MORE THAN EIGHT INCHES ACROSS MUCH OF DALLAS COUNTY. THE RESULTING HEAVY RAIN CAUSED WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN THE AREA.

A SEPARATE CLUSTER OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED WEST OF THE HEAVY RAIN AREA…FROM EASTLAND COUNTY SOUTHWARD. LARGE HAIL FELL FROM NEAR CISCO TO NORTH OF LAMPASAS…WITH THE HAIL REACHING BASEBALL SIZE IN LAMPASAS COUNTY.

JUNE 12…

A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED OVER NORTHERN JACK COUNTY AND MOVED SOUTH-SOUTHEAST. THE STORM PRODUCED AT LEAST TWO CONFIRMED TORNADOES…WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH…AND HAIL LARGER THAN BASEBALLS. THE TORNADOES WERE APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES SOUTH OF JACKSBORO JUST BEFORE 530 PM…AND JUST WEST OF PERRIN AT AROUND 550 PM. DAMAGE TO OUTBUILDINGS AND ROOFS RESULTED…AND THESE WILL LIKELY BE RATED AS EF-1.

AS THE STORM MOVED THROUGH WESTERN PARKER COUNTY…POSSIBLE TORNADOES IMPACTED AREAS NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF COOL…AND TO THE SOUTHWEST OF WEATHERFORD. THE STORM UPROOTED TREES AND DESTROYED STORAGE BUILDINGS IN THESE LOCATIONS. THE STORM CONTINUED PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND SEVERE WINDS INTO JOHNSON…HOOD…AND BOSQUE COUNTIES.

TO THE SOUTHWEST…A CLUSTER OF SEVERE STORMS MOVED INTO COMANCHE AND MILLS COUNTIES. HAIL UP TO NICKEL SIZE WAS REPORTED WITH THESE STORMS.

JUNE 13-14…

A COMPLEX OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THROUGH WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE EVENING OF JUNE 13. THE STORMS MOVED INTO YOUNG AND MONTAGUE COUNTIES BEFORE WEAKENING. DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH MOVED THROUGH THE NOCONA AREA SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT JUNE 14. A LARGE TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN WEST OF NOCONA…AND ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED IN NOCONA.

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE INVESTIGATING THE IMPACTS FROM THIS SERIES OF SIGNIFICANT THUNDERSTORM EVENTS.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED IN UPDATED STATEMENTS AND POSTED TO OUR WEBSITE. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION…

VISIT /LOWER CASE/ WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FORTWORTH

WOODALL

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Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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