Dallas TornadoesApril 3rd, 2012 at 2:53 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
SPC says 18 tornadoes touched down today in NE Texas, DFW NWS says it’ll probably end up as 8-14 separate tornadoes. Check out the video of baseball-sized hail hitting a swimming pool. Incredible video from tornadoes in the Dallas, Texas area. Truck trailers picked up +300 feet off the ground and we have video. Just at the Schneider truck stop, they report +50 trucks were destroyed or severely damaged. The tornado crossed the Interstate. 7 injuries confirmed at Forney (heavy damage at Crosby Elementary School), Kennedale and at Cleburne (severe home damage) and 7 injuries (one critical) in Arlington, where 150 homes were damaged. Some of the best pictures here. Damage at Lancaster (SE of Dallas) with 73 homes damaged (22 severely damaged. Lancaster has been declared a disaster area. Tornado video and pictures here. Here’s Dallas radar. Live Coverage. Tornado pictures here and here. Video here and here. Storm time line. Damage reported at Six Flags. In the Stage Coach area of Dallas, 7 homes were destroyed and another 54 damaged. DFW airport closed, 1.75″ hail falling now at the airport. Code Black at Parkland Hospital. Funnel cloud passed over the Texas Rangers Stadium (I saw a game there about 6 years ago. Dallas severe reports. Nearly 30,000 without power and the Red Cross has opened a disaster relief center. Baseball-sized hail and wind damage reported. Here’s SPC storm reports.