National Weather Service

National Weather Service Rates East Texas Tornadoes

So far, the National Weather Service has confirmed four tornadoes in parts of Henderson, Van Zandt, and Rains counties.

Two short-lived tornadoes … one near Grand Saline and one on the north side of Canton … were rated EF-0 with wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph.

The other two tornadoes were long-track tornadoes and were both rated EF-3 with wind speeds between 136 and 165 mph.

The damage surveys are not complete yet and there may be updates to the number of tornadoes that took place on Saturday.

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