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JANUARY 9 2012

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TORNADO SURVEY - MISSION BEND
FORT BEND COUNTY

EVENT DATE...JANUARY 9, 2012
EVENT TYPE...EF-1 TORNADO ESTIMATED
PEAK WINDS (MPH)...95
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0 EVENT
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME...29.6765/-95.6565 AT 905 AM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME...29.6814/-95.6511 AT 910 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES)...0.50
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS)...50 YARDS

AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH WINDS OF 95 MPH BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BISSONNET AND GAINS ROAD IN FORT BEND COUNTY. SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED ALONG TURPHIN WAY WITH ONE HOME SUSTAINING SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CROSSED NORTH OF BISSONNET AND DOWNED FENCES AND PRODUCED ROOF DAMAGE TO APPROXIMATELY 10 HOMES ALONG ROYAL WAY. THE DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED NORTH AND EAST WITH MINOR ROOF AND FENCE DAMAGE OBSERVED ALONG HAVENCREST AND VISTAMONT DRIVES. THE DAMAGE PATH ENDED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ROCKY VALLEY ROAD AND HIGH HAVEN DRIVE.

Mission Bend Tornado

TORNADO SURVEY - TEXAS CITY
(MALL OF THE MAINLAND) , GALVESTON COUNTY

EVENT DATE...JANUARY 9, 2012
EVENT TYPE...EF0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...65 TO 75
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME...29.4070/-95.0294 AT 1255 PM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME...29.4066/-95.0200 AT 1258 PM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES)...0.56 ESTIMATED
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS)...50

A TORNADO WAS OBSERVED BY A POLICE OFFICER TO TOUCH DOWN IN THE MALL OF THE MAINLAND PARKING LOT. A SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE SHOWED A DEFINITE PATH OF MOSTLY MINOR DAMAGE...WITH TREE LIMBS KNOCKED OFF TREES AND SOME SHALLOW ROOTED TREES KNOCKED OVER. AT THE SEARS AUTO CENTER ON THE WEST END OF THE MALL...THE ROOF APPEARED PEELED BACK AT THE EDGE. REPORTS FROM TEXAS CITY AND MALL OFFICIALS INDICATE A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF THE ROOF HAD COLLAPSED ALTHOUGH OFFICIALS INDICATED THE WEIGHT OF THE RAINFALL MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE COLLAPSE. THE EF-0 RATING IS BASED MOSTLY ON THE OBSERVED DAMAGE AROUND THE MALL AND THE PREMISE THAT THE RAIN LOAD WAS A PRIMARY CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ROOF COLLAPSE...BUT RATING COULD BE INCREASED TO EF-1 IF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS DETERMINE WIND WAS THE PRIMARY CAUSE. ANOTHER WITNESS IN AN ADJACENT SUBDIVISION EAST OF THE MALL OBSERVED THE SWIRLING DEBRIS APPROACH. THE TORNADO THREW A NEIGHBORS SHED BACK TOWARD THE WEST BEFORE LIFTING.

A SEPARATE AREA OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED A FEW MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE MALL IN THE WESTWOOD CIRCLE PORTION OF LA MARQUE. IN THIS CASE ALL THE DAMAGE...WHICH INCLUDED PUSHED OVER FENCES AND THE UPROOTING OF A FEW SHALLOW ROOTED TREES APPEARED ORIENTED TOWARD THE EAST.

 

Mall of the Mainland Tornado

TORNADO SURVEY - ROSHARON/BONNEY AREA, BRAZORIA COUNTY

EVENT DATE...JANUARY 9, 2012
EVENT TYPE...EF0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...65 TO 75
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME...29.3492/-95.5771 AT 1115 AM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME...29.3499/-95.5768 AT 1115 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN YARDS)...100 ESTIMATED
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS)...50

THE TORNADO DAMAGED A BARN AND DESTROYED A SHED.

 

EVENT DATE...JANUARY 9, 2012
EVENT TYPE...EF0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...70 TO 80
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME...29.2654/-95.4400 AT 1132 AM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME...29.2669/-95.4398 AT 1132 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN YARDS)...200 ESTIMATED
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS)...50

THE TORNADO DESTROYED A SHED AND BLEW OFF THE TOP OF A RICE DRYER.

 

EVENT DATE...JANUARY 9, 2012
EVENT TYPE...EF0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...70 TO 80
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME...29.2827/-95.4356 AT 1134 AM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME...29.2864/-95.4338 AT 1134 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN YARDS)...500 ESTIMATED
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS)...50

THE TORNADO ROLLED OVER TWO SEMI-TRACTOR TRAILERS ON STATE HIGHWAY 288 NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 288 AND SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 48.

STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AT A HOUSE IN BONNEY WHERE HALF OF A METAL ROOF WAS PEELED BACK. THIS DAMAGE OCCURRED AT 1135 AM.

Bonney Tornado


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