National Weather Service Meteorologists surveyed the damage across northern Dallas County and determined it was produced by and F1 tornado.
The tornado first touched down near Marion Junction and moved northeastward across northern Dallas County. The tornado moved across mainly rural areas of the county at this time, but did partially damage several structures. Numerous trees were snapped off or blown down along the path. The tornado crossed SR 14 and SR 219 before dissipating on the southern end of the Summerfield Community.
The tornado damage path was 14.6 miles long and 300 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from 507 am CST until 533 am CST.