Granbury TX Tornado an EF4

May 15th, 2013 at 10:29 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

texas tornado   The tornado that hit south of Granbury, Texas has been rated EF4 with winds of at least 166 mph.   The official death toll is 6 at 1:45 pm EDT Thurs.    “About 50 people were taken to a Granbury hospital and two were transferred to a hospital in Fort Worth.”  Look at this damageBuildings destroyedNew video here of the tornado across Lake Granbury.    Hardest hit is the Lake Granbury area west-southwest of Fort Worth.   “As many as 100 people have been injured by the twisters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area”, said MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokesman Matt Zavadsky.  The preliminary count is that there were 10 tornadoes.  At least 7 were injured in Cleburne TX.    Granbury has a population of about 8,000.  A tornado near Rio Vista was said to be “a mile wide”.   Damage in Hood, Montague, Parker, Johnson and Wise Counties.  Here’s Dallas radar.   Here’s video of the Granbury Tornado forming.  More tornado video here and here.   Here’s photos.  Hail up to softball-size has fallen.  Here’s storm reports.  Thunderstorm gusts to 80 mph were reported at Cleburne.   Here’s coverage from WFAA (“It’s a scene of complete devastation in this neighborhood off Acton Highway near Granbury. Emergency personnel are going door-to-door trying to determine if anyone is trapped in damaged homes. Dozens of ambulances were staging nearby at a triage center to deal with as many as 100 injuries. ”

Also, a pretty significant fire at M.S.U. in East Lansing.


17 Responses to “Granbury TX Tornado an EF4”

  1. Bryan says:

    The weather channel (Dr Forbes) is showing some really good contrasting winds (winds toward the radar and away from the radar) to pin point where it’s at (as of 103Opm). They seem to have a lot of “toys” each tornado season that they want to to show the viewers. Personally I liked the Weather Channel the way it was, before all the “storm stories” stuff or “TV drama shows”. Guessing they need to do the other stuff to stay in business.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Ever since they became affiliated with NBC, it’s become quite lame. Go figure.

    2. janny filley says:

      Agree about the weather channel – thats why we are here on Bills blog weather facts and stories a few metrors and fun news—Bill Please start your Own Weather Channel –Call it Outlook on the World ,fifties style – we will watch!!

  2. Jack says:

    Wow, PRAYERS TEXAS WAY, Tonight. :-(

    1. Caroldee says:

      I agree sending my prayers to friends in Texas to stay safe..

    2. Jerry hoag says:

      Jack you are so right!! My prayers are lifted so high right now for all of them in Texas!

  3. Jill C. says:

    I know exactly where those places are. Have friends in Granbury who used to attend a church in nearby Acton. I’ve been in touch with them and they are okay. Just experienced some wind, rain and hail. (Not even sure if they went into their safe room.)

  4. donald says:

    i am from calgary alberta canada all my prayers go out to ya’ll down there

  5. michael g (SE GR) says:

    ” a pretty significant fire at M.S.U. in East Lansing.”

    3 couches???

  6. michael g (SE GR) says:

    A winter lover’s dream…..

    ‏@BigJoeBastardi 6h
    CFSV2 500 mb for December already hinting at one heck of fast start to winter with blocking locking and rocking

    1. Nathan says:

      Yea… Subject to change! Just brings back memories from last year…

    2. fixxxer says:

      mike your an idiot, it’s only may and your talking about decembers “possible” weather? you sure your not really joe.b promoting your BS forecasts?

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:

        Hey fix, I thought you quit the blog to become a full time perv. For once in your life stick with it!

      2. DF (SE Mich) says:

        LOL, once a hypocrite…….

  7. Brenda (Otsego) says:

    My sister and niece live in Granbury, TX. Thankfully, their neighborhoods were spared. With at least 6 deaths, this is very devastating to the community.

  8. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Went golfing yesterday afternoon and then went kayaking! I am now +5.6 degrees for May with more warmth on the way.

  9. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    I wonder if we will have any tornado warnings this summer? It’s been real calm, nation wide up until now.

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