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Weather Blog: February Tornados Strike North of Houston

Weather Blog: February Tornados Strike North of Houston

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 10:00 AM

A couple of February tornados have popped up North of Houston in the past couple of weeks. The first tornado an EF-0 was near lake Livingston on February 10th. A severe weather survey was completed yesterday by Dan Reilly, a warning coordination meteorologist with the national weather service. He observed EF-1 damage on the enhanced Fujita scale, with a large barn destroyed and partial roof loss to a brick home in Shepherd, Texas on Monday Feb 18. EF-1 damage, means winds were at least 86mph to 110mph in the region.  EF-1 tornado damage, 30 yards wide, was surveyed for at least  half mile on the ground.  An eye witness said a thin rope like tornado was seen in the area at the time.

A similar weather threat is developing overnight and Thursday morning for southeast Texas. Chances are we will be posting severe weather crawls Thursday, so stay connected to KHOU.com and Channel 11 for the latest severe weather coverage. If your on the go, you'll be ready for the Spring severe weather threat with the apps below. . .

Watch the forecast --> http://bit.ly/8EDAdy
HOU Weather app --> http://bit.ly/T5qf1M
WeatherCaster iPad app --> http://bit.ly/NqUbms

For more information from the National Weather Service--> forecast.weather.gov/product.php

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