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NOUS44 KFWD 242044

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
344 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2023

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/24/2023 Tornado Event...

A broken line of severe thunderstorms moved across North and
Central Texas during the early morning hours of March 24, 2023,
producing wind and tornado damage in Parker County. A National
Weather Service Fort Worth storm survey team assessed damage along
two tracks and confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes occurred with peak
winds of 100 mph. One tornado developed near Whitt and one tracked
through portions of Poolville.

.Parker County Tornado # 1 - Whitt...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.7252 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               2

Start Date:             03/24/2023
Start Time:             04:52 AM CDT
Start Location:         9 NNE Mineral Wells / Parker County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9467 / -98.0363

End Date:               03/24/2023
End Time:               04:58 AM CDT
End Location:           13 SSW Runaway Bay / Parker County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.9905 / -97.934

Survey Summary:
The tornado developed on the southwest side of Whitt near Bounty
Rd where an untethered large RV trailer was rolled upside down.
There were 2 injuries reported with the damage in this area. Tree
damage spans from Whitt Cut Off Road to Middleton Road and
includes snapped trunks and large broken branches. As the tornado
moved northeast towards the Wise County line, it caused damage to
the roof of a metal building near Leech Road and rolled another
untethered large RV trailer on its side along Lone Star Rd. The
tornado appears to have lifted before reaching Advance Rd.

.Parker County Tornado # 2 - Poolville...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.4728 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               3

Start Date:             03/24/2023
Start Time:             04:56 AM CDT
Start Location:         12 NNE Cool / Parker County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9597 / -97.91

End Date:               03/24/2023
End Time:               05:00 AM CDT
End Location:           9 WNW Springtown / Wise County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            33.0034 / -97.839

Survey Summary:
The tornado developed along Pine Road west of Poolville, where the
roof of a single family home sustained damaged. As the tornado
tracked northeast, it produced extensive damage to trees across
the northwestern side of Poolville including snapped trunks and
uprooted trees. Structural damage includes the uplift and
overturning of a metal garage structure near the intersection of
Pine Road and Lone Star Road, roof and siding damage to a few
single family residences, and the complete collapse of a large
covered pavilion roof near the Poolville Cemetery. The tornado
continued to move north-northeast towards the Wise County line
producing additional damage to trees and several outdoor buildings
along Clover Drive. Multiple manufactured homes along and just
south of Highway 199 were damaged as the tornado crossed the
county line. There were 3 injuries reported with damage in this
area. The tornado appears to have lifted as it crossed Highway 199
with isolated damage noted beyond the end of the tornado track.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes 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

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


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