NWS Confirms 2 Multi-Vortex EF-1 Tornadoes Touched Down Thursday

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NBC 5 News

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in North Texas Thursday night, both EF-1 with winds up to 110 mph.

The tornadoes, the NWS said, were both multiple vortex tornadoes which produced non-continuous damage for several Miles across portions of Wise and Denton counties.

Tornado Number 1

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 100-105 MPH
Path Length /Statute/: 3.4 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 200 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: N/A
Start Date: MAY 7 2015
Start Time: 6:45 PM CDT
Start Location: 7N Rhome / Wise County / TX
Start LAT/LON: 33.148 / -97.468|
End Date: MAY 7 2015
End Time: 6:51 PM CDT
End Location: 10N Rhome / Wise County / TX
END_LAT/LON: 33.190 / -97.445

Tornado Number 2

Rating:  EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 105-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/: 13.1 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 500 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Start Date: MAY 07 2015
Start Time: 7:45 PM CDT
Start Location: 9W Krum / Denton County / TX
Start LAT/LON: 33.255 / -97.388
End Date: MAY 07 2015
End Time: 7:57 PM CDT
End Location: 6NW Sanger / Denton County / TX
End LAT/LON: 33.408 / -97.265

EF Scale: THe Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies torndadoes into the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...Weak......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...Strong....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...Strong....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...Violent...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...Violent...>200 MPH

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