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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:01 AM CDT Oct. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north central Texas, including the following
counties, Bosque, Collin, Comanche, Coryell, Dallas, Denton,
Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Johnson, Lampasas, Mills, Palo
Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, and wise.

* Through Tuesday morning

* multiple rounds of showers and isolated thunderstorms are
expected through Tuesday. The most likely area for heavy rain is
from the Comanche area through the southern portions of the dfw
metroplex into East Texas.

* Rainfall amounts in the Flood Watch area will average between 3
and 5 inches with isolated 7 inch amounts possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain
which may lead to flooding of low lying areas and locations along
creeks, streams, and rivers. You should monitor the latest
forecasts from the National Weather Service and be prepared to
take action should flood warnings be issued for your area.




Public Information Statement
Issued: 10:51 AM CDT Oct. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service


... NWS damage survey for 10/13/18 tornado event - update #
1...

.Update... Additional summary information was added for the Hill
County tornadoes. The wind damage in the Shiloh area was
determined to be 70-75 mph straight line winds.

.Overview... Survey crews were able to survey 3 tornadoes from
saturday's storms. Two tornado paths were found in Hill County,
and one was found in Ellis County. Additional surveys will be
completed later this week, but preliminary information is below.
Also, straight line wind damage was found in the Shiloh area in
Limestone County.

... Waxahachie High School/Ellis County...

Rating: EF0
estimated peak wind: 85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.46 miles
path width /maximum/: 60.0 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 10/13/2018
start time: 12:47 PM CDT
start location: 3 WNW Waxahachie / Ellis County / TX
start lat/lon: 32.4254 / -96.8955

End date: 10/13/2018
end time: 12:48 PM CDT
end location: 2 NW Waxahachie / Ellis County / TX
end lat/lon: 32.4286 / -96.8887

Survey summary:
a small tornado landed just southwest of Waxahachie High School
where a convergent path was noted in grass. Damage occurred to a
window and Bay door on the gymnasium corner. The tornado
continued northeast for a little longer breaking out windows in
cars and sliding them at an angle. Three parking lot lights were
bent to the ground, and 3 handicap signs were also pushed down to
the ground along the path. Finally, a small empty school trailer
was picked up and tossed into the nearby field about 50 yards
from its original Location.

..Hill County tornado #1...

Rating: EF0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 0.46 miles
path width /maximum/: 50.0 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 10/13/2018
start time: 12:52 PM CDT
start location: 4 SSW Hillsboro / Hill County / TX
start lat/lon: 31.9515 / -97.13

End date: 10/13/2018
end time: 12:52 PM CDT
end location: 3 S Hillsboro / Hill County / TX
end lat/lon: 31.9551 / -97.1234

Survey summary:
the team found damage consistent with an EF0 tornado, with peak
winds of 80 mph. A few trees and homes were damaged south of
downtown Hillsboro (approximately 4 miles south) on the west side
of Interstate 35. The tornado damage was localized to a small
neighborhood near pattons mill Rd. Mostly shingles and fences were
damaged at these residences. The tornado dissipated before
crossing I-35.

..Hill County tornado #2...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 1.62 miles
path width /maximum/: 100.0 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 10/13/2018
start time: 01:02 PM CDT
start location: 3 SSE Hillsboro / Hill County / TX
start lat/lon: 31.969 / -97.0905

End date: 10/13/2018
end time: 01:03 PM CDT
end location: 3 ESE Hillsboro / Hill County/ TX
end lat/lon: 31.9822 / -97.068

Survey summary:
the survey team determined a second tornado occurred on the east
side of I-35, a little over 3.5 miles southeast of downtown
Hillsboro. Tornado damage was first seen at the end of FM 3267
where a few trees were damaged and one home lost its roof deck.
Then, this tornado produced damage consistent with an EF1 wind
speed (100 mph) on FM 3267 where one home lost a substantial
portion of the roof, deck, walls, and windows. The tornado
destroyed a small storage shed, and it also damaged a RV trailer
and small boat. The RV and the boat were picked up and tossed a
few yards from their original location. Tree damage continued
along the path to the northeast of the house.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.


Jldunn/stoflet/Hernandez/Sanchez


1051 am CDT Mon Oct 15 2018


... NWS damage survey for 10/13/18 tornado event - update #
1...

.Update... Additional summary information was added for the Hill
County tornadoes. The wind damage in the Shiloh area was
determined to be 70-75 mph straight line winds.

.Overview... Survey crews were able to survey 3 tornadoes from
saturday's storms. Two tornado paths were found in Hill County,
and one was found in Ellis County. Additional surveys will be
completed later this week, but preliminary information is below.
Also, straight line wind damage was found in the Shiloh area in
Limestone County.

... Waxahachie High School/Ellis County...

Rating: EF0
estimated peak wind: 85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.46 miles
path width /maximum/: 60.0 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 10/13/2018
start time: 12:47 PM CDT
start location: 3 WNW Waxahachie / Ellis County / TX
start lat/lon: 32.4254 / -96.8955

End date: 10/13/2018
end time: 12:48 PM CDT
end location: 2 NW Waxahachie / Ellis County / TX
end lat/lon: 32.4286 / -96.8887

Survey summary:
a small tornado landed just southwest of Waxahachie High School
where a convergent path was noted in grass. Damage occurred to a
window and Bay door on the gymnasium corner. The tornado
continued northeast for a little longer breaking out windows in
cars and sliding them at an angle. Three parking lot lights were
bent to the ground, and 3 handicap signs were also pushed down to
the ground along the path. Finally, a small empty school trailer
was picked up and tossed into the nearby field about 50 yards
from its original Location.

..Hill County tornado #1...

Rating: EF0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 0.46 miles
path width /maximum/: 50.0 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 10/13/2018
start time: 12:52 PM CDT
start location: 4 SSW Hillsboro / Hill County / TX
start lat/lon: 31.9515 / -97.13

End date: 10/13/2018
end time: 12:52 PM CDT
end location: 3 S Hillsboro / Hill County / TX
end lat/lon: 31.9551 / -97.1234

Survey summary:
the team found damage consistent with an EF0 tornado, with peak
winds of 80 mph. A few trees and homes were damaged south of
downtown Hillsboro (approximately 4 miles south) on the west side
of Interstate 35. The tornado damage was localized to a small
neighborhood near pattons mill Rd. Mostly shingles and fences were
damaged at these residences. The tornado dissipated before
crossing I-35.

..Hill County tornado #2...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 1.62 miles
path width /maximum/: 100.0 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 10/13/2018
start time: 01:02 PM CDT
start location: 3 SSE Hillsboro / Hill County / TX
start lat/lon: 31.969 / -97.0905

End date: 10/13/2018
end time: 01:03 PM CDT
end location: 3 ESE Hillsboro / Hill County/ TX
end lat/lon: 31.9822 / -97.068

Survey summary:
the survey team determined a second tornado occurred on the east
side of I-35, a little over 3.5 miles southeast of downtown
Hillsboro. Tornado damage was first seen at the end of FM 3267
where a few trees were damaged and one home lost its roof deck.
Then, this tornado produced damage consistent with an EF1 wind
speed (100 mph) on FM 3267 where one home lost a substantial
portion of the roof, deck, walls, and windows. The tornado
destroyed a small storage shed, and it also damaged a RV trailer
and small boat. The RV and the boat were picked up and tossed a
few yards from their original location. Tree damage continued
along the path to the northeast of the house.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.


Jldunn/stoflet/Hernandez/Sanchez

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:01 AM CDT Oct. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north central Texas, including the following
counties, Bosque, Collin, Comanche, Coryell, Dallas, Denton,
Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Johnson, Lampasas, Mills, Palo
Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, and wise.

* Through Tuesday morning

* multiple rounds of showers and isolated thunderstorms are
expected through Tuesday. The most likely area for heavy rain is
from the Comanche area through the southern portions of the dfw
metroplex into East Texas.

* Rainfall amounts in the Flood Watch area will average between 3
and 5 inches with isolated 7 inch amounts possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain
which may lead to flooding of low lying areas and locations along
creeks, streams, and rivers. You should monitor the latest
forecasts from the National Weather Service and be prepared to
take action should flood warnings be issued for your area.




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