Multiple Tornado Event of October 24th, 2010 in NE Texas

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has completed damage surveys across portions of northeast Texas from storms which occurred on Saturday October 23 and Sunday October 24, 2010.

The survey teams have concluded that 3 EF0 tornadoes touched down on Sunday October 24.

1. The first EF0 tornado touched down at 3:30 PM CDT in Morris County Texas, north of the community of Daingerfield, along County Road 4105 where a large oak tree was damaged and other small to mid-sized limbs were broken out of nearby trees. The tornado continued east into western Cass County along County Road 2855, damaging trees and littering the ground with small to mid-sized limbs. The tornado lifted along County Road 2855 in Cass County at approximately 3:34 PM CDT. No structures were damaged. Maximum winds are estimated to be 60 to 65 mph. The EF0 tornado track was approximately 3 miles long and 75 yards wide.

2. The second EF0 tornado briefly touched down at 6:15 PM CDT in Franklin County Texas, north of the community of Mount Vernon. An eyewitness reported seeing the tornado on the ground in an open area north-northwest of Mount Vernon and there were numerous reports of funnel clouds from that area. Only a few trees sustained damage in the area between Highway 37 and County Road 1030. The tornado lifted before crossing Highway 37. Maximum sustained winds were estimated to be between 60 and 65 mph. The EF0 tornado track was approximately 0.25 miles long and 50 yards wide and on the ground approximately 1 minute.

3. The third EF0 tornado touched down at 6:47 PM CDT on the Titus and Morris County Texas line near the community of Cookville along Highway 67 and County Road 3325. Two large trees were snapped along the north side of the highway and other small limbs were also downed. The tornado continued northeast, crossing County Road 3314 in Morris County knocking down numerous mid-sized and large limbs before lifting north of County Road 3314. Maximum winds are estimated to be between 65 and 70 mph. The EF0 tornado track was 0.75 miles long and 75 yards wide and was on the ground for approximately 2 minutes. A fence sustained minor damage from one of the large trees which fell near Highway 67.

Other damage reports, which were received from various parts of the Four-State Region, were determined to be the result of straight-line winds from storms which occurred on both Saturday and Sunday.


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