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MAY 10 2012

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TORNADO SURVEY - WEIMAR
COLORADO COUNTY

EVENT TIME...5:30 PM TO 5:35 PM
EVENT TYPE...EF2 TORNADO
PEAK WINDS (MPH)...115 TO 120
INJURIES/FATALITIES...8/0
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME...29.69918/-96.79350 AT 5:30 PM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME...29.70598/-96.28945 AT 5:35 PM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH... 0.6 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH... 150 YARDS

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR A RAILROAD TRACK...THEN TRACKED TOWARD THE NORTHEAST ACROSS A CEMETERY...CROSSING WEST MAIN STREET THEN INTO THE GROUNDS OF WEIMAR HIGH SCHOOL. THERE WAS EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IN THE CEMETERY WITH NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED WITH DEBRIS DOWN IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. AT THE HIGH SCHOOL...THE PRESS BOX AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD WAS DESTROYED AND LIGHT POLES WERE SNAPPED. THE ROOF OF A STORAGE BUILDING WAS LIFTED OFF. ALL OF THIS DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH EFO AND EF1 DAMAGE ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE. THERE WAS A SMALL AREA OF EF2 DAMAGE AT THE RAILROAD TRACK WHERE NUMEROUS BOX CARS OF A PARKED TRAIN WERE PUSHED OFF THE RAILS AND OVERTUNED. THE BOXCARS ON THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE TRAIN WERE PUSHED TO THE NORTH...THOSE ON THE WESTERN END WERE PUSHED TOWARD THE SOUTH. AN EYEWITNESS DRIVING BY THE HIGH SCHOOL AT THE TIME OF THE STORM DESCRIBED A SWIRLING COLUMN OF DEBRIS OVER THE FOOTBALL FIELD WITH DEBRIS GETTING PROJECTED OUT. THERE WERE EIGHT INJURIES WITH THIS TORNADO WHICH MOSTLY OCCURRED WHEN A PAPA JOHNS TRUCK WAS OVERTURNED IN THE HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT.

BELOW ARE SOME DAMAGE PHOTOS AND RADAR IMAGES FROM THE WEIMAR TORNADO...COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM.


Weimar Tornado damage photo from NWS storm survey team
Weimar Tornado damage photo courtesy from NWS storm survey team
Weimar Tornado damago photo courtesy from NWS storm survey team
Weimar Tornado radar imagery from KGRK at 5:17 PM
Weimar Tornado radar imagery from KGRK at 5:22 PM
Weimar Tornado radar imagery from KGRK at 5:27 PM
Weimar Tornado radar imagery from KGRK at 5:32 PM


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