NWS Confirms 2 Multi-Vortex EF-1 Tornadoes Touched Down Thursday - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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



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    Residents of a Wise County neighborhood experience damage from a severe storm that produced tornadoes and floods Thursday night.

    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