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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
611 PM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For March 29 Tornado Event-Update 3...
...Updated to include North Fort Worth Tornado and Wind Damage in
Crowley, Combine, and Hood County...

.Overview...National Weather Service damage survey crews continued to
investigate damage from Wednesday morning`s storms. Three crews
were sent to survey damage in North Fort Worth, Crowley, Granbury
and Decordova, and Combine. One additional tornado has been
confirmed, in North Fort Worth, while wind damage was found in
Hood County, Kaufman County, and southern Tarrant County.

Near Combine, in Kaufman County, damage was found that was
consistent with 70 mph winds. The most significant damage was to
one house that lost a porch awning. Several large trees were
damaged as well, in an area off of Pecan Trail and Lanier Road.

In Crowley, there was fairly narrow path of damage, with winds
consistent near 80 mph. The damage started just east of the
intersection of Chisholm Trail Parkway and FM1187. The most
significant damage was done to a ballpark complex, damaging
dugouts and bending over a backstop. To the east of the complex,
numerous homes suffered damage to roofs, and several neighborhoods
in Crowley had fence, tree, and shingle damage. Additional wind
damage was noted to the east of Crowley, with winds between 65 and
75 mph as far east as Rendon. Areas near Kennedale and Mansfield
then had winds in excess of 70 mph.

Two separate areas of wind damage were noted in Hood County, with
the strongest winds creating damage consistent with 75-80 mph
winds. The first area began near the intersection of SH 144 and
Contrary Creek Road where the steeple of a church was blown off
the roof of the sanctuary. The damage path continued to the east-
northeast where several large tree branches were broken off along
Ports O` Call Drive. Roof damage was noted to one manufactured
home along Lands End Drive where a large tree limb fell on the
roof. The damage path continued on the east side of Lake Granbury
in the community of Decordova where additional broken large tree
limbs were found. The damage path ended near the intersection of
Fall Creek Highway and Fairway Drive. Based on the findings of the
survey, the winds were estimated to be 60-70 MPH in these areas.
The second area began near Pecan Plantation Airport where an
outdoor shelter had the roof removed. A nearby home also had the
screen porch destroyed. The most significant damage was found at
the intersection of Monticello Drive, Bellechasse Road, and
Ravenwood Road. At this location, one home had significant roof
damage where the decking was removed from one section of the roof.
Neighboring homes had several shingles removed. Finally, a large
hardwood tree was uprooted. It is estimated that the winds in this
area were 75-80 MPH. Additional large broken tree branches were
found to the east on Ravenwood Drive. The damage path ends along
Ravenswood Drive at the Hood/Johnson county line where a home had
a porch roof removed. In the process of the roof being removed,
the brick chimney of the house was dislodged which fell through
the roof of the house and into the living room. With the exception
of the area where multiple homes received roof damage, winds were
estimated to be 60-70 MPH. Finally, significant roof loss was
seen at an office building at the intersection of U.S. Highway 377
and Acton Highway, but no other noteworthy damage was observed
nearby, and this damage appeared to be isolated.

.North Fort Worth...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Mar 29 2017
Start Time:             2:08 AM CDT
Start Location:         4SSW Haslet / Tarrant / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.92 / -97.37

End Date:               Mar 29 2017
End Time:               2:15 AM CDT
End Location:           3E Haslet / Tarrant / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.97 / -97.28

Survey_Summary: While much of the damage in North Fort Worth was
caused by straight line winds, the survey crew determined there
was a 6 mile, non-continuous tornado which produced EF-0 damage.
The tornado started as far west as US 287 and Bonds Ranch Road,
where a few trees and some shingle damage was noted. The tornado
then moved northeast, producing minor roof damage near FM156.
Several billboards were blown over near I-35W and Timberland, and
the increasing inflow winds produced minor roof damage to an
apartment complex just east of I-35W. The tornado then took a bit
of a left turn, moving along Old Denton Road, just south of SH170.
Several homes suffered roof damage, with the most significant
being one home losing part of a gable end. The tornado began to
dissipate as it moved across Alta Vista Boulevard, just south of
SH170. In areas south of the tornado path, several fences and some
minor roof damage was reported, with weather observing equipment
measuring 83 mph winds from the southeast. To the north of the
path, minor roof damage was reported, with winds from the north
and east.

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.


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