Skip to comments.Tornado watch issued for North Texas, including DFW; tornadoes touch down in western counties
Posted on 05/15/2013 6:53:07 PM PDT by Windflier
Update at 8:46 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: WFAA reports homes have been leveled in Hood County.
Update at 8:06 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Tornado warning now in effect in Tarrant and Johnson counties.
Tornadoes have touched down in Pecan Plantation (a residential town near Granbury) and northeast of Decatur.
Update at 8 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: NWS reporting baseball-sized hail in Granbury not far from the towns high school.
Update at 7:43 p.m. by Tristan Hallman: A tornado has been spotted developing in Hood County near Lake Granbury, the National Weather Service reports. Granbury is in the storms path.
Update at 7:34 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: And then there were fewer: Hamilton, Mills, Montague, Parker and Wise counties are still under tornado warnings. Out is Palo Pinto.
Update at 7:27 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Two tornadoes have been confirmed in Parker County, the National Weather Service reports. The larger of the two tornadoes could cross Interstate 20 around mile marker 409.
Update at 7:10 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Comanche and Jack counties are no longer under tornado warnings.
But Hamilton, Mills, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker and Wise counties still are.
Update at 7 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Hail larger than golfballs is being reported in Millsap, located in Parker County.
Update at 6:30 p.m. by Tristan Hallman: Watches are quickly becoming warnings in some places. Comanche, Hamilton, Jack, Mills, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker and Wise counties are all under tornado warnings.
There are also reports of hail pelting Mineral Wells.
Update at 6:05 p.m. by Robert Wilonsky: Strong-to-severe storms continue to gather steam and form into a line as they move east, and so the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for most of North Texas including Dallas
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Extreme weather ping. Everyone please check in.
Granbury, TX just got hit hard...listening to the scanner it sounds like fatalities...It hit a subdivision and the tornado is on the ground to the east.
I may have to shut down soon. My electricity is browning in and out.
Looks like the tornado is close to Bono, TX per radar
1-3/4” hail reported in Cleburne. Heavy damage reported in Mineral Wells.
My nephews are in the Fort Worth area, and one of them just posted the severe weather issues.
You stay safe!!!! Praying for Texas!
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
858 PM CDT WED MAY 15 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
* UNTIL 945 PM CDT
* AT 857 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF
PRODUCING TORNADOES WAS 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CLEBURNE...MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH. THIS IS THE SAME STORM THAT REPORTEDLY CAUSED
SERIOUS INJURIES FROM A LIKELY TORNADO IN HOOD COUNTY. THIS IS AN
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM...IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...TAKE COVER
* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
KEENE AROUND 910 PM CDT...
RIO VISTA AROUND 920 PM CDT...
GRANDVIEW AROUND 945 PM CDT...
Just some wonderful rain out here, but the clouds look pretty funky as they head off to the DFW area.
Tornado warning for southern Johnson County until 9:45PM tonight.
Thanks for posting this thread...stay safe there.
Thanks for the scanner feed updates.
Very fast and furious work going on over there. Dispatchers are doing amazing work...as are everyone from the sounds of it.
Prayers up...this is a tough listen.
Just hearing that the western side of downtown Dallas may be hit with severe weather activity —