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A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST SURVEYED DAMAGE IN AND NEAR SNOOK, TEXAS IN
BURLESON COUNTY WITH THE COUNTY EMC AND AN OFFICIAL FROM THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT. TWO SEPERATE TORNADO PATHS WERE FOUND ALONG WITH AN AREA OF STRAIGHT LINE
WIND DAMAGE PROBABLY PRODUCED BY THE REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT OF THE FIRST TORNADO.



TORNADO SURVEY - SNOOK
BURLESON COUNTY

EVENT TIME...6:43 PM
EVENT TYPE...EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...90 TO 100
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH...0.8 MILE
DAMAGE WIDTH...0.3 MILE

THE FIRST TORNADO (EF-1) TOUCHED DOWN AT AROUND 643 PM IN THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF SNOOK. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DAMAGED WITH SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED NEAR THE CENTER OF THE DAMAGE.

TO THE SOUTH, STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE LIKELY FROM THE REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT OF THE TORNADO DESTROYED A LARGE BARN AND DAMAGED NUMEROUS TREES. A ROOF ON ONE HOUSE WAS ACTUALLY LIFTED UP OFF THE FRAME AND THEN SET BACK DOWN.

 

TORNADO SURVEY - SNOOK
BURLESON COUNTY

EVENT TIME...6:48 PM
EVENT TYPE...EF-2 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...110 to 120
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH...1/2 MILE
DAMAGE WIDTH...1/8 MILE

THE SAME SUPERCELL THAT PRODUCED THE EF-1 TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING TO THE EAST NORTHEAST AND PRODUCED A SECOND STRONGER TORNADO (EF-2) APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES TO THE EAST. THIS TORNADO HIT A PRIVATE COMPANY AND A FEDEX FACILITY LOCATED ON HIGHWAY 50. MAJOR DAMAGE WAS DONE TO A LARGE METAL BUILDING AT THE PRIVATE COMPANY IN ADDITION TO DESTROYING A SMALLER METAL BUILDING. DAMAGE WAS ALSO DONE TO THE FEDEX FACILITY. SEVERAL OF THE FEDEX TRAILERS WERE TOSSED ACROSS A COUNTY ROAD INTO A PECAN TREE ORCHARD.

Snook Tornadoes
Radar image of Snook Tornado at 6:43 PM
Radar inage of Snook Tornado at 6:48 PM


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