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Tornado watch issued for North Texas, including DFW; tornadoes touch down in western counties
Dallas News ^ | 15 May 2013 | Robert Wilonsky

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 town’s 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 storm’s 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

(Excerpt) Read more at thescoopblog.dallasnews.com ...


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Heads up. Texas Freepers check in.
1 posted on 05/15/2013 6:53:07 PM PDT by Windflier
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To: El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; lentulusgracchus; ...

Extreme weather ping. Everyone please check in.


2 posted on 05/15/2013 6:54:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

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.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 6:55:24 PM PDT by halo66
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I may have to shut down soon. My electricity is browning in and out.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 6:55:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: halo66
JR Hehnly ‏@stormchasing 2m Just watched tornado near Cleburne, TX. Still see power flashes east on hwy 67 #WDTchase pic.twitter.com/XKC1OvZpKE
5 posted on 05/15/2013 6:56:30 PM PDT by halo66
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To: halo66
U.S. Tornadoes ‏@USTornadoes 1m RT @NBCDFWAmanda Triage center being setup in #Grandbury. Multiple reports of ppl pinned and rumor of fatalities. Unconfirmed.* @nbcdfw
6 posted on 05/15/2013 6:57:03 PM PDT by halo66
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To: All

7 posted on 05/15/2013 6:58:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: halo66

Looks like the tornado is close to Bono, TX per radar


8 posted on 05/15/2013 6:59:14 PM PDT by halo66
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To: halo66
DFW Scanner ‏@DFWscanner 2m Emergency responders in the deCordova area (Hood Co) are calling for all available medical helicopters due to multiple people injured. #txwx Retweeted by Jeff Piotrowski
9 posted on 05/15/2013 6:59:41 PM PDT by halo66
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To: All

1-3/4” hail reported in Cleburne. Heavy damage reported in Mineral Wells.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 6:59:53 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

My nephews are in the Fort Worth area, and one of them just posted the severe weather issues.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: Windflier

You stay safe!!!! Praying for Texas!


12 posted on 05/15/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
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
IMMEDIATELY!

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
KEENE AROUND 910 PM CDT...
RIO VISTA AROUND 920 PM CDT...
GRANDVIEW AROUND 945 PM CDT...


13 posted on 05/15/2013 7:00:54 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Windflier

Just some wonderful rain out here, but the clouds look pretty funky as they head off to the DFW area.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 7:01:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Windflier; Shimmer1; Salvation

Praying.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 7:01:04 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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Tornado warning for southern Johnson County until 9:45PM tonight.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 7:01:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Thanks for posting this thread...stay safe there.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 7:02:02 PM PDT by amom
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To: All

18 posted on 05/15/2013 7:02:57 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: halo66

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.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 7:03:39 PM PDT by amom
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To: Windflier

Just hearing that the western side of downtown Dallas may be hit with severe weather activity —


20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:04:39 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Thanks for the ping. Prayers up for N. TX.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:07 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: amom

Welcome...it sure sounds bad and the tornado is still on the ground. Praying...


22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:26 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Army Air Corps

Yeah, we’ve been needing rain, but....


23 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:35 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

We are in University Park - heavy rain but no hail or tornadoes.

Prayers for those east and south.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:40 PM PDT by Chesner
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To: halo66
Steve Miller ‏@SteveMillerOK 1m News coming out of Hood County, TX. Fatalities are now being reported. Multiple counties responding: Listen: http://ow.ly/l4QJB
25 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Windflier

Nothing here.
The windows are open and the dog is out.
It is all well to the west of me.

I will call in the dog and close the windows before bed.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: halo66

Loop 12 and I-20.....reporting large hail and green colored sky....


27 posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:28 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Chesner

Prayers for those *west and south ... for that matter north, south, east and west. Pretty nasty out there.

Stay safe everybody.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:54 PM PDT by Chesner
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To: Windflier

Heavy rain, lightning, and small hail in central Johnson County now.


29 posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:55 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Thank you.


30 posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:56 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: halo66

Listening to Hood County Sheriff, EMS here.


31 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:14 PM PDT by amom
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To: Chesner

Tornado watch for south-eastern Dallas County until 9:15PM...


32 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

All’s dry up here, but see lightning and hear thunder West and North and South. I am north of Dallas.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:58 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Windflier

Tornado looks like it will make its way close to Rio Vista, TX


34 posted on 05/15/2013 7:09:12 PM PDT by halo66
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To: mylife
It is all well to the west of me.

Be safe and keep WBAP on for alerts. They're staying all over this.

35 posted on 05/15/2013 7:09:59 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Jeff Piotrowski ‏@Jeff_Piotrowski 2m The news from Grand bury area is very bad. This is major breaking news. #txwx
36 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Windflier

Hood County scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/2633


37 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:12 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: halo66
JR Hehnly ‏@stormchasing 1m Still seeing power flashes under tornado warned storm now SE of Cleburne, TX #WDTchase pic.twitter.com/Br9xuR7DZM
38 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:30 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Windflier

The force field around Wichita Falls is still holding. Rain to the North, South, and East of us, and we get nada. Severe weather in N.Tx is not a good thing, but every area here needs massive amounts of rain.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:18 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: halo66

Not going to get any helicopters right now. Everything is going to have to go ground and it is a long haul to a level 1 trauma center. About 1 hour by ground.


40 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:27 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Lots of heavy activity in Denton County, so keep your eyes peeled.


41 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

You’re welcome.


42 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:54 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Windflier

Thunder, lightning and rain here (by DFW airport), but no hail or tornados. Looks like the ugly stuff is south of Dallas.)


43 posted on 05/15/2013 7:12:12 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Clay Moore

Sure sounds that way...


44 posted on 05/15/2013 7:12:26 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Windflier

The AM works as a good lightning detector too! *static crash*


45 posted on 05/15/2013 7:12:28 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: Sporke
Severe weather in N.Tx is not a good thing, but every area here needs massive amounts of rain.

True. Just wish it didn't arrive all at once like this.

46 posted on 05/15/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

University Park is very good (some complain about them being too good) about setting off the warning sirens —> nothing as of yet.

Radar is pretty scary. Grand Prarie, Cockerell Hill, Mesquite and Sunnyvale look to be taking the brunt of it currently.


47 posted on 05/15/2013 7:13:22 PM PDT by Chesner
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To: Windflier

Take care and stay safe.


48 posted on 05/15/2013 7:13:34 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

praying for my TX FRiends, and others


49 posted on 05/15/2013 7:14:40 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (I haven't even started to procrastinate.)
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To: halo66
The Storm Report ‏@thestormreport 22s MT @DFWscanner: Emerg responders in DeCordova area (Hood Co) calling for all available medical helicopters due to multiple people injured.
50 posted on 05/15/2013 7:14:59 PM PDT by halo66
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