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.
baseball sized hail in Euless
I guess they were wrong then. Are you not listening to WBAP? There are three tornadoes near Garland and one near Euless.
Some hook echoes on those two cells that you can spot them easily zoomed all the way out like this view.
supercell in Ellis county has split in two , may be intensifying..
Prayers for your Dad and everyone in the path of these storms. I hope he is ok!
Lost her phone service but has ipad for at least how long her battery lasts
Anyone hear any update on Irving, please let me know.
And yes I am familiar with the SPC Mesoscale Analysis. It is a forecast. Usually, when an outbreak occurs, they update to a PDS.
Justin, Euless and Mesquite have tornado activity currently being reported..
So scary. Praying everyone is okay. Just horrible.
Justin is south of where they started....means it is firin up afresh....dammit
From the radar, it looks like there is one entering SW Dallas County right now that could be making a beline for downtown Dallas.
my sister works in Irving and I emailed her 45 minutes ago and have heard nothing from her. I don’t want to tie up phone lines.
He was suppose to call me after it was ok to leave closet and that was over 40 minutes ago. he is right on the Arlington/Pantego/Dalworthington Gardens line.
They just extended a tornado warning for a dallas to rockwall area til 315pm local and likely to go beyond that..
The lines are probably swamped
Wow... That’s quite a picture.
I think if I lived in tornado country I would seriously consider investing in an underground shelter. Sometimes that “interior” room or closet just isn’t enough. Not when a house can be just erased off it’s foundation.
I have folk from where it started up to Wichita Falls....
On the radar, it looks like the tornado may have skirted just to the east of DFW. But the hail core of the thunderstorm went right over the airport. That could really wreak some havoc.
It’s going to be a long day, and night....tons of activity still from the south moving towards DFW.
plus it keeps re firing from the deeper southwest
I’m wanting to get a tornado shelter (we’re in Huntsville AL) but one of the companies is being accused of installing inferior shelters so need to really investigate them well. We had one hit, although it was an F2 or F3 about 3 miles from here right next to the kids middle school and it really tore up some 200-300K brick homes.
Does he use a cellphone or a land line?
wonder if the AAC will still be hosting the Sharks-Stars
Both but I still haven’t heard from him.
All be safe. This is catching a lot by surprise. I’m watching weather channe, lots of folks on the roads. Prayers for everyone’s safety.
WOW That looks horrible. The images are so dark and nasty looking that you can almost smell the rain, through the tv. Hope all in the area have gone into shelters and are ok.
A storm like that can knock out the phone service on both. Let me know when you hear from him.
Twister: A large piece of debris is shown being blown above Dallas County, Texas, as a massive tornado touches down in the region
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124648/Debris-thrown-skies-large-extremely-dangerous-Tornado-targets-Texas.html#ixzz1r0WHQojD
Come witness your judgement, come see Jerusalem.
At our family farm in Mercer PA we often gather at the big window in the kitchen/dining room and watch the small tornados pass by at the north end of our field...just south of the intersection of 258 and 19.
While they can be serious it’s usually popcorn time. NOTHING LIKE THESE!
Dear Lord shield those in the path of these storms!
Is anyone near Grapevine? Or have you heard from anyone in Grapevine?
At elevation the storm between Hebron and Plano is wrapping up....!
I have 5 households of family scattered around DFW. Talked to 2 who were taking cover, but cannot get ahold of the rest. Sure am praying this is over soon and not as bad as it could be. Seems like the metroplex has become a magnet for severe weather lately.
I live in the area — he’s most likely fine, just frightened. The worst damage in Arlington was SW of where he lives.
That’s an incredible picture.
I got caught out in weather like this several years ago and was 8.5 months pregnant and had 3 year old with me . . . weather was fine when I left for pre-natal checkup . . . after that I learned to watch and take note of where all churches along my normal driving routes were and then hope and pray someone would let me in.
Just heard from him. Close but didn’t hit him. About a mile west so very close. Said most of the big houses they were showing hit were near Martin High SChool in ARlington off Little Road and Pleasant Ridge.
Have family in Plano ....
The cell heading downtown appears to be weakening in the last couple of frames. That’s good news.
I have a son in Keller, not far away. They said one was headed their direction and were taking cover, but haven’t heard from them since. That was at 1:35.
Everybody is ducking for cover. Most buildings/schools have safety plans for such times as today. She’s probably in a safe spot away from the computer. Storms over Irving/las Colinas are still active.
A co-worker of mine lost his house in that tornado. That was '94. He's a little worried right now.
Well so far it’s east of Plano hopefully it holds there then!
Wow! What a story!!!
Tornado reported in Addison.