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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:59 AM CDT Oct. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a

* Flood Warning for small streams in...
Ellis County in North Texas...
Navarro County in North Texas...

* until 500 PM CDT Monday.

* At 1056 am CDT, emergency management reported flooding of several
roadways near streams and creeks and in other low lying and poor
drainage areas across Navarro County. FM 3041 near Chambers creek
is under water with water covering other area roadways. Rain is
persisting across this area and will result in continued excessive
runoff and flooding. Some roadways may become impassable.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Waxahachie, Corsicana, Ennis,
Midlothian, Glenn Heights, Red Oak, Ovilla, Venus, Ferris, Palmer,
Italy, Kerens, Oak Leaf, Maypearl, Trinidad, Blooming Grove and
Dawson.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

In hilly terrain there are numerous low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.


Lat... Lon 3180 9650 3181 9672 3206 9689 3206 9694
      3226 9709 3255 9709 3254 9651 3245 9650
      3241 9644 3235 9645 3230 9630 3226 9629
      3220 9619 3221 9615 3220 9617 3218 9618
      3215 9610 3210 9612 3208 9606 3201 9605


Bain


850 am CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Trinity River near Rosser.
* At 0830 am Monday the stage was 31.32 feet.
* Flood stage is 31 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to a crest near 33 feet
by Tuesday evening. The river should fall below flood stage
Wednesday evening.


Lat... Lon 3249 9645 3236 9639 3236 9652 3247 9657




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

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

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of north central Texas and
northeast Texas, including the following counties:
Ellis, Hill, Hunt, Kaufman, McLennan, Navarro, Delta,
Henderson, Hopkins, rains, and Van Zandt.

* 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 in effect through Tuesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of north central Texas and
northeast Texas, including the following counties:
Ellis, Hill, Hunt, Kaufman, McLennan, Navarro, Delta,
Henderson, Hopkins, rains, and Van Zandt.

* 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.