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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
503 PM CDT Thu Mar 14 2019

...NWS Damage Survey For 03/13/2019 Tornado Event...

.Overview...NWS WFO Dallas/Fort Worth meteorologists conducted surveys
of two areas of wind damage in conjunction with the thunderstorm squall
line that impacted North Texas during the pre-dawn hours of March
13th. This team identified two areas of EF1 tornado damage - one
area in eastern Palo Pinto County, on the east side of Mineral
Wells, and one area in northwest Parker County, just west of the
Peaster community.  Both tornadoes appeared to be correlated with
a single persistent area of enhanced wind shear along the squall line,
observed on the Fort Worth WSR-88D radar.

..Mineral Wells Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.30 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250.0 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start Date:             03/13/2019
Start Time:             03:25 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 E Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8088 / -98.0927

End Date:               03/13/2019
End Time:               03:28 AM CDT
End Location:           3 E Mineral Wells / Parker County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.8117 / -98.0534

Survey Summary:
This tornado developed immediately east of downtown Mineral Wells, in
an industrial area.  Initial damage was confined to some sheet metal
roofing removed from a manufacturing storage building. As the tornado
moved east, it produced EF-0 scale damage to commercial signage
and roofs along the US 180 corridor. Windspeed intensity appeared to
increase along US 180 from the Garrett Morris Parkway intersection eastward,
with enhanced signage, roof, utility pole and tree damage observed. A commercial
automotive repair center located just southeast of Mineral Wells High School
sustained significant roof and wall damage consistent with low end EF-1 intensity
tornadic winds. The tornado appeared to dissipate near the intersection of
US 180 and Washington Road.

..Northwest Parker County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.75 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/13/2019
Start Time:             03:37 AM CDT
Start Location:         7 NE Cool / Parker County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.864 / -97.9102

End Date:               03/13/2019
End Time:               03:39 AM CDT
End Location:           8 NE Cool / Parker County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.8685 / -97.8989

Survey Summary:
This tornado formed along Cabaniss Lane, just south of New Authon Road, in
northwest Parker County.  Minor tree trunk and branch damage was oriented in
a convergent pattern along and east of Cabaniss Lane.  The tornado tracked east
northeast, seriously impacting a site-built frame home located on FM 1885
just south of New Authon/Precinct Road.  Most of the home`s wood rafter roof,
clad in plywood and sheet metal, was removed from the home and deposited in
the front yard of the residence.  Minor damage was observed to trees and
outbuildings in the vicinity of the home. Significant damage also occurred
to a metal-clad commercial building located approximately 200 yards southeast
of this home.  Metal roof cross members were severely twisted on this building,
and most of the sheet metal roofing was removed and deposited along FM 1885.
The tornado crossed FM 1885 and continued for a short distance, producing
minor tree damage.  It ultimately dissipated as it reached Precinct Road,
just east of FM 1885.

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

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

$$

Bradshaw/Stoflet


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