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During the late evening on June 2nd 2010, 4 separate tornadoes developed along a severe squall line that was rapidly moving through South Texas and the adjacent waters. These tornadoes tracked through Bee, San Patricio, Refugio, Aransas and Nueces counties. Tornadoes are typically rated by the amount of damage that they produce. The scale that is used is called the Enhanced F-Scale. An EF-2 rating was given to the tornado that tracked through Aransas county, just west of Rockport. An EF-1 rating was given to the tornado that tracked through extreme southern Bee and northwestern San Patricio counties, southeast of Tynan. An EF-0 rating was given to the other two short track tornadoes that affected areas just north of Chapman Ranch in Nueces county and just southeast of Woodsboro in Refugio county.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
127 PM CDT WED JUN 09 2010
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
1047 PM TORNADO 1 SE TYNAN 28.15N 97.72W
06/02/2010 SAN PATRICIO TX NWS STORM SURVEY
AN NWS SURVEY FOUND AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1.5
MILES SOUTHEAST OF TYNAN IN A GRAIN FIELD SOUTH OF FM
796. THE TORNADO WAS 1/4 MILE WIDE AND ON THE GROUND FOR
7.5 MILES TRAVELING EAST THROUGH CROP FIELDS ALONG THE
BEE AND SAN PATRICIO COUNTY LINE. CROPS WERE
FLATTENED...SEVERAL LARGE CROP SPRINKLERS WERE FLIPPED
OVER...A SHED WAS PARTIALLY DESTROYED...AND POWER POLES
WERE SNAPPED ALONG THE PATH. MAX WIND SPEEDS OF UP TO 90
MPH WERE ESTIMATED.
1115 PM TORNADO 4 N CHAPMAN RANCH 27.63N 97.45W
06/02/2010 F0 NUECES TX NWS STORM SURVEY
AN NWS SURVEY FOUND AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1/4 MILE
SOUTH OF HWY 286 AND CR 18. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND
FOR 1/2 MILE TRAVELING NORTHEAST THROUGH CROP FIELDS.
WIDTH WAS ROUGHLY 10-20 YARDS WIDE BASED UPON CROP DAMAGE
OBSERVED. MAX WIND SPEEDS OF 70-80 MPH WERE ESTIMATED.
1118 PM TORNADO 5 SE WOODSBORO 28.19N 97.27W
06/02/2010 REFUGIO TX NWS STORM SURVEY
AN NWS SURVEY FOUND AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A
GRAIN FIELD 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WOODSBORO NEAR LEVIEN
ROAD AND FM 3037. THE TORNADO WAS 20 YARDS WIDE AND ON
THE GROUND FOR 1/4 MILE. CROPS WERE FLATTENED ALONG THE
PATH. WIND SPEEDS OF 70-80 MPH WERE ESTIMATED.
1134 PM TORNADO 4 W ROCKPORT 28.04N 97.12W
06/02/2010 F2 ARANSAS TX NWS STORM SURVEY
A NWS SURVEY TEAM FOUND AN EF-2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 4
MILES WEST OF ROCKPORT. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR
3.75 MILES TRAVELING SOUTHEAST AND ENDING NEAR BYPASS 35
AND 16TH STREET...AND HAD A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 3/10THS OF A
MILE. SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED...RV FLIPPED...4 BOATS
DAMAGED. A HOME WEATHER STATION RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST
TO 103 MPH BEFORE FAILING. OVER 20 LARGE HIGH TENSION
POLES WERE SNAPPED COMPLETELY OFF ALONG HIGHWAY 1069. MAX
WINDS OF 115-120 MPH WERE ESTIMATED.
KCRP Radar Reflectivity from 701 PM CDT 6/2/10 through 101 AM CDT 6/3/10.