Skip to comments.TORNADO EMERGENCY for Dallas, TX
Posted on 04/03/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT by Strategerist
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 116 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY...
AT 116 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LANCASTER...MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH.
THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE CITY OF LANCASTER! SEEK SHELTER NOW!
THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... LANCASTER AROUND 125 PM CDT...
A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CDT TUESDAY EVENING FOR EASTERN TEXAS.
Lancaster is 12-15 miles due south of Dallas city center.
Very serious situation, with possibly three tornadic storms moving through the DFW area.
Now a Tornado Emergency for Arlington - separate tornado. The Emergency for the Dallas tornado was continued.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
125 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
EASTERN TARRANT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
* UNTIL 215 PM CDT
* AT 125 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A
LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO NEAR KENNEDALE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. ARLINGTON IS IN THE DIRECT PATH OF THIS
TORNADO! IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER
THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHEASTERN TARRANT
COUNTY...INCLUDING THE CITY OF ARLINGTON.
* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
PANTEGO...DALWORTHINGTON GARDENS AND ARLINGTON AROUND 135 PM CDT...
HALTOM CITY AROUND 140 PM CDT...
GRAND PRAIRIE AND RICHLAND HILLS AROUND 145 PM CDT...
HURST...NORTH RICHLAND HILLS AND WATAUGA AROUND 150 PM CDT...
BEDFORD AROUND 155 PM CDT...
THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...
I-35W BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 44 AND 70...
I-20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 430 AND 445...
I-30 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 9 AND 26...
I-820 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 12 AND 35.
A LARGE...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS...AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY TORNADO HAS
BEEN CONFIRMED. TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE...TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE
UNDERGROUND OR TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY
BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
Watching on Fox. Very dangerous situation. Looks like the end of the world there. Widespread damage around Dallas/Fort Worth per Fox News!
5-0 Radio reports that a tornado has TOUCHED DOWN at I-20 and I-45
We’re hunkering down here. Saw the Tornado in Lancaster on TV, looks really bad....looking at one band that looks like it’s making a bee line for my area in Denton County.....not going to be a fun afternoon.
my father lives right near I-20 & Cooper in Arlington. He is 76 and doesn’t get around very well and probably too stubborn to go in a closet.
Very nasty nasty weather.
Prayers to all Texas Freepers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
Been watching on WFAA live stream. That’s a monster!
Fox says reports coming in of widespread damage.. fast moving lines of Red,, That’s a lot of Red on the radar.. folks, be careful...
Dallas Police via 5-0 Radio report tornado moving Northeast toward Bonne-View (?)
he’s headed to his closet and will call me later.
The Dallas tornado appears to have roped out.
Could produce again at any moment, I wouldn’t leave shelter.
Prayers up! Our Heavenly Father protect all those in harm’s way!
Dallas Police via 5-0 Radio report tornado receded into clouds, then touched down north of I-20
Watching 18 wheel trailers being tossed 50 feet into the air...this is ugly...and more on the way.
Fox just showed a messed up truck freight yard ,, lots of orange tractors and trailers all over tossed and turned all over
WBAP—my fav. talkstreamlive station; finally had to switch to another channel to listen to Rush!
Foxnews.com showing aerial video - lots of tractor-trailers upended and tossed around.
I have good friends in Highland Park near SMU. Are they in the line?
Lancaster got hit about 18 years ago...recall it very well as it passed near my home.
Don't believe so at the moment, but could eventually be affected by the storms in Tarrant County.
one more impulse of the tail of the snake will be going thru in half an hour or less.. that is one long line of nasty weather
Looking BAD out there!
I am going off line
Highland Park is west of the Path of the Dallas Cell and not inside the Tornado Warning.
Apparently, both tornadoes have lifted.
The Dallas VA Medical Center is on Lancaster.
Looks like one’s headed for D/FW airport.
I wonder how they’ll handle all the planes on the tarmac?
NBC5 reporting that Six Flags and Euless are in direct path of a
tornado. Roofs torn off, trucks flipped over and substantial damage in
Flying J trucks flying around
Those in Euless need to take cover now. Wall cloud near the ballpark in Arlington. Golf ball size hail.
WBAP says it is going to pass directly over DFW airport. Not going to be pretty.
weather channel showing video of those semi trailers being toss around in the air, just unreal.
This is what an F5 will do to a home.
Ironically this is the anniversary of the infamous April 3, 1974 Super Outbreak.
You have no understanding of their criteria for that map. It's based on severe weather % chances near a given point. If these two tornadoes were out in some farm field nobody would care or notice. And these are the ONLY two tornadoes; it's not a massive outbreak, they're just unfortunately placed.
They did have a tornado watch box out.
Mesquite has one reported on the ground.
one inch hail reported south of dfw airport.
Statement as of 2:02 PM CDT on April 03, 2012
... A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 215 PM CDT for
northeastern Dallas County...
At 201 PM CDT... National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed a
large and dangerous tornado. This tornado was located 5 miles east
of Dallas or near the Mesquite Rodeo... moving northeast at 20 mph.
This is a tornado emergency for Dallas... Garland and Mesquite! Seek
A large... extremely dangerous... and potentially deadly tornado has
been confirmed. To protect your life... take cover now! Move
underground or to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy
building. Avoid windows. If in a Mobile home... a vehicle or
outdoors... move to the closest substantial shelter and protect
yourself from flying debris.
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 800 PM CDT Tuesday evening
for eastern Texas.
Lat... Lon 3298 9664 3298 9652 3280 9652 3274 9660
3273 9672 3276 9678 3298 9675 3299 9665
time... Mot... loc 1901z 203deg 17kt 3278 9668
Both cells now have reformed tornadoes, tornado emergency for Dallas and Mesquite TX for the eastern cell.
Severe Weather Warnings Page (Tornado Warnings listed)
Prayers for your Dad and all in that area.......please keep us posted.