Granbury & Cleburne, Texas Tornadoes.


Blog Updated @ 2:55 PM MDT Friday, May 17, 2013.






Photo Is Courtesy Of Kevin Rose.
Large Wedge Tornado Near Rio Vista, TX Yesterday Evening.

Shared By Reed Timmer.
Massive 1-Mile Wide Tornado Rolling Into Cleburne, Texas Yesterday Evening.

Cleburne, Texas Tornado Courtesy Of CBS11 Dallas/Fort Worth.

Courtesy Of Paige Buress & Texas Storm Chasers.
1-Mile Wide Wedge Tornado North Of Rio Vista, Texas Yesterday Evening.











Grapefruit Size Hail (4" In Diameter) Reported In Mineral Wells, TX Yesterday.

Large Destructive Tornado Located 7 Miles Southwest Of Cleburne, TX @ 8:57 PM CDT.

Large Destructive Tornado Located 6 Miles NW Of Rio Vista, TX @ 9:08 PM CDT.

MaxDV I Noticed Was 176 Knots!

This right moving supercell thunderstorm which had already caused fatalities and injuries along with lots of damage in Granbury, TX, located in Hood County, was headed southeast. The tornado associated with this storm was also headed southeast. Then suddenly the tornado made a hard left hand turn and started moving northward and into Cleburne. In all of the years that I have been watching radar, and storm chasing, I've never seen a storm do this before. This just proves that you never know what a tornado will do. 

Check out this animated radar loop courtesy of Storm Chaser Nick Nolte...NickNolteWx.com. pay close attention to the Storm Relative Velocity Loop (SRV) in the lower left hand corner. Notice the sudden jolt northward of the apparent large tornado. 

Courtesy Of Sean Schofer.
Grapefruit Size Hail Near Gainesville, TX Yesterday.

At least 6 people are reported to have been killed by tornadoes in north Texas last night. 14 people may be missing in Granbury, Texas. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds is reporting that at least 28 people were treated for their injuries from the tornado at a local hospital, and another 100 people were injured. 

As many as 10 tornadoes may have touched down yesterday evening leaving 250 people homeless. 

Hundreds of homes were damaged in Cleburne, Texas and at least two dozen were destroyed by the mile wide tornado as it tolled into town from the south last night. 

These numbers will likely change today as rescuers search through the debris and ruble. 

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