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Photos of the Seymour, Texas Tornado - April 10, 1979

Photo Credit: National Severe Storms Laboratory

The tornado developed on the extreme northeast side of Seymour and moved northeast to about 2 miles north-northeast of Maybelle. National Severe Storm Laboratory storm chasers photographed the tornado, which formed beneath the southwest flank of the severe thunderstorm. The storm intercept teams noted that the tornado developed from a rotating wall cloud in the Seymour area.

Several brief touchdowns in Seymour resulted in scattered roof damage and one overturned truck. After moving northeast of Seymour, the tornado intensified. Photographs indicated that it was a large, cylindrical tornado with a well organized debris cloud. Fortunately, the tornado moved through rural areas and did not affect any housing at this stage. The twister did level a number of telephone poles along Highway 283, before dissipating just east of 283 near Maybelle. Residents of Seymour reported that the tornado was preceded by very heavy rain and hail almost 2 inches in diameter.

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