Tornado Hits Cass County

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Here is the statement from the National Weather Service on Wednesday’s tornado that hit between Queen City and Domino.

…NWS Damage Survey for 6/14/23 Tornado Event Update…

.Overview…In a very unstable and unusually strongly sheared

June environment, a large and long-lived supercell thunderstorm

developed near a frontal boundary. The storm produced large

hail, damaging winds, and a tornado. Another storm survey will

occur on Thursday in Miller County, Arkansas.

.Tornado #1…Domino in Cass County, TX

Rating: EF2

Estimated Peak Wind: 120 mph

Path Length /statute/: 8.99 miles

Path Width /maximum/: 500 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Start Date: 06/14/2023

Start Time: 12:43 PM CDT

Start Location: 6 W Domino / Cass County / TX

Start Lat/Lon: 33.244 / -94.2162

End Date: 06/14/2023

End Time: 12:54 PM CDT

End Location: 4 NNW Bloomburg / Cass County / TX

End Lat/Lon: 33.1972 / -94.0723

Survey Summary:

The tornado initially produced damage along the shore of Wright

Patman Lake. It snapped and uprooted hundreds of hardwood and

softwood trees along its path, first crossing CR-3555. After it

crossed CR-3555, it peeled part of a roof off of a single family

home. The tornado continued to snap and uproot trees as it

paralleled CR-3555 and crossed CR-3551 and CR-3554. The tornado

strengthened to EF-2 intensity as it crossed CR-3659 and produced

more widespread snapping of trees. As the tornado continued on,

its most intense damage was at a two-story industrial facility

along US-59. The tornado tore off the roof and damaged walls of

the facility, bending and breaking parts of metal frame of its

roof structure.

After crossing US-59 and tossing vehicles, the tornado snapped

more trees on the other side of the road. The tornado weakened

some with more uprooting and sporadic tree snaps as it crossed

FM-2327, CR-3781, CR-3778, FM-3129, and CR-3886. It finally

lifted as it crossed CR-3889 as damage transitioned to all

straight-line wind damage with winds estimated at 80 to 90 mph

as the storm continued to the border of Cass County, Texas and

Miller County, Arkansas.

A special thanks goes out to the Texas Division of Emergency

Management (TDEM) for their assistance in locating damage during

the survey.

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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 event and publication in

NWS Storm Data.