Tornadoes Reported Sunday As Severe Storms Move Across North Texas
A severe storm system that swept across parts of North Texas brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain.
The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth said Sunday night it received reports of twisters in rural Johnson and Hill counties. The weather service has not confirmed those reports.
Broadcast images showed flattened buildings and roofs torn from structures. There were no accounts of injuries.
Hail described as ping-pong size and larger showered the area.
Weather service forecaster Lamont Bain says severe weather reached Comanche, Erath, Somervell, Bosque, Hill and Johnson counties. He says Glen Rose received more than 4 inches of rain.
Part of the Waxahachie police headquarters, south of Dallas, flooded as water several inches deep rushed into the building.
Earlier story: A severe storm system moving across North Texas Sunday night is bringing with it hail, high winds and multiple reports of tornadoes.
The Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service said Sunday night it had received reports of a tornado near Covington in Hill County and an earlier tornado near Cleburne State Park in Johnson County.
A tornado warning was in effect for parts of Hill and Johnson counties until 10:45 p.m, Sunday, and a 23-county swath of north-central Texas was under a tornado watch until 11 p.m.
Storm chasers broadcast images earlier Sunday of a tornado in the area of rural Comanche and Erath counties.
Baseball-size hail was reported near Stephenville, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, and motorists were reporting damage to vehicles.
There were no immediate reports of injuries from the afternoon storm.
Unbelievable by Stephenville, TX #txwx #tornado #weather pic.twitter.com/l4iibu930u— Brett Wright (@WxMstr) April 27, 2015
7 miles East of Dublin, TX pic.twitter.com/ZKqk4iV45n — Jeff Wigington (@jwig21) April 26, 2015
Tornado forming west of Dublin! #txwx pic.twitter.com/Z3amyQrjir— Matt Hines (@MattHinesTX) April 26, 2015
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