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JANUARY 25 2012

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TORNADO SURVEY - PEARLAND
BRAZORIA COUNTY

EVENT TIME...12:05 PM
EVENT TYPE...EF-0 TORNADO ESTIMATED
PEAK WINDS (MPH)...65 TO 85
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH... 200 YARDS
DAMAGE WIDTH... 75 YARDS

THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND A SWATH OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE BEGINNING AROUND HATFIELD ROAD AND EXTENDED EAST NORTHEAST AROUND 2 MILES WHICH CONSISTED OF FENCES BLOWN DOWN AND SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE SWATH WAS BETWEEN 1/10 AND 1/4 MILE WIDE. WITHIN THAT SWATH IT WAS DETERMINED THAT A SHORT LIVED TORNADO ALSO TOUCHED DOWN AT HIGHWAY 35 AND PLUM STREET. A CHEVRON STATION HAD ITS GAS PUMP AWNING DESTROYED AND THE BUSINESS TO THE SOUTH OF PLUM STREET HAD ITS ROOF PEELED BACK. TORNADO PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS LONG AND WAS 75 YARDS WIDE. IT WAS RATED AN EF-0 WITH 65 TO 85 MPH WINDS.

Pearland Tornado

TORNADO SURVEY - BRENHAM
WASHINGTON COUNTY

EVENT TIME...7:17 AM
EVENT TYPE...EF0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...85
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH... 2.50 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH... 50 YARDS

STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED WITHIN THE TOWN OF BRENHAM EXTENDING TO AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF FM 50 TO NEAR INDEPENDENCE. THIS EVENT WAS FROM APPROXIMATELY 700 AM TO 725 AM. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED BETWEEN 60 AND 75 MPH WHICH DOWNED POWERLINES AND NUMEROUS TREES. THE DAMAGE WAS SPORADIC AND NOT CONTINUOUS. THE ASSOCIATED LINE OF STORMS ALSO DROPPED A TORNADO DOWN WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 50 JUST TO THE NORTH OF BRENHAM MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND TRAVELED EASTWARD TO THE INTERSECTION OF FM262 AND COUNTY ROAD 65. THIS TORNADO DESTROYED SEVERAL METAL OUTBUILDINGS AND REMOVED THE ROOF FROM A BARN. IT ALSO PRODUCED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOUSE AND SNAPPED NUMEROUS LARGE TREES. THIS TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF-0 WITH ESTIMATED 85 MPH WINDS. DAMAGE PATH WAS 2.5 MILES LONG AND 50 YARDS WIDE.

 

TORNADO SURVEY - CALDWELL
BURLESON COUNTY

EVENT TIME...6:43 AM
EVENT TYPE...EF1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...90 to 100
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0

AN EF1 TORNADO CUT A DAMAGE SWATH THAT EXTENDED FROM JUST NORTHEAST OF DEANVILLE TO JUST SOUTHEAST OF CALDWELL. DAMAGE APPEARED TORNADIC ALONG THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THAT AREA WITH NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONE HOUSE WAS PUSHED OFF A CINDER BLOCK BASE THEN DRAGGED ALONG A CURVED PATH FOR ABOUT 100 FEET. A FEED TRAILER WAS LIFTED OVER A FENCE THEN ROLLED ABOUT 150 FEET. SEVERAL SHEDS AND BARNS WERE DESTROYED. STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE ALSO FOUND IN THE AREA.

 

TORNADO SURVEY - 7 MILES SSW OF MADISONVILLE
MADISON COUNTY

EVENT TIME...8:00 AM
EVENT TYPE...EF0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...65 to 85
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH... 1/3 MILE
DAMAGE WIDTH... 50 YARDS

TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALONG A NARROW PATH. BARN DESTROYED WITH TIN FROM ROOF FANNED OUT IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AND THROWN IN SOME CASES ABOUT 200 YARDS. MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO HOME. STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE ALSO FOUND IN THE AREA.

TORNADO SURVEY - HUNTSVILLE
WALKER COUNTY

EVENT TIME...9:06 AM
EVENT TYPE...EF0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...65 to 85
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH... 0.36 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH... 50 YARDS

TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT CAR DEALERSHIP, LIFTED METAL AWNING AND MOVED IT 100 YARDS AWAY ON TOP OF TWO CARS. THERE WAS MINOR DAMAGE TO THE TWO CARS.

 

EVENT TIME...9:10 AM
EVENT TYPE...EF0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...65 to 85
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH... 50 YARDS
DAMAGE WIDTH... 25 YARDS

TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN IN A RESIDENTIAL SECTION OF HUNTSVILLE CAUSING SIGINIFICANT TREE DAMAGE. ONE OF THE TREES DID FALL ON A NEARBY HOUSE CAUSING SOME ROOF DAMAGE. TREES IN THE AREA WERE BLOWN DOWN IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS GIVING INDICATION OF A STRONG CIRCULATION IN THE AREA.

ADDITIONAL WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS FOUND IN THE HUNSTVILLE AREA WITH NUMEROUS TREES DOWN THROUGHOUT THE CITY. THERE WAS ONE INJURY AT SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY FROM A FALLING TREE LIMB.

Huntsville Tornadoes



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