PRELIMINARY
SEVERE WEATHER REPORT
DECEMBER 25 2012

 

Damage Path of 12/25/12 Pennington area tornado from southwest to northeast just to the west of the the Trinity-Houston County line

SPC Storm Reports for 12/25/2012

 

 


TORNADO SURVEY - PENNINGTON
TRINITY COUNTY

EVENT TIME...9:25 AM TO 9:35 AM
EVENT TYPE...EF-3 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH)...150
INJURIES/FATALITIES...0/0
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME...31.1674/-95.3132 AT 9:25 AM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME...31.2290/-95.2356 AT 9:35 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH... 7 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH... 300 YARDS

WORST OF THE EF-3 TORNADO DAMAGE WAS ALONG HIGHWAY 287 A MILE NORTH OF PENNINGTON WHERE A FEED STORE AND RESTAURANT WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS SCATTERED IN FIELD TO THE EAST. WITNESSES OBSERVED A WIDE DARK CLOUD MOVING ACROSS THE PATH SCATTERING DEBRIS. SEVERAL HOMES AND TRAILERS WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED ALONG THE PATH...MOSTLY EF-1 AND EF-2 DAMAGE...BUT THERE WERE NO SERIOUS INJURIES.

Pennington Tornado damage photo from NWS storm survey team
Pennington Tornado damage photo from NWS storm survey team
Pennington Tornado damage photo from NWS storm survey team
Pennington Tornado damage photo from NWS storm survey team
Pennington Tornado damage photo from NWS storm survey team
Pennington Tornado damage photo from NWS storm survey team
Radar image at the time of the Pennington area Tornado

 


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