Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State TEXAS
County/Area COLLIN
WFO FWD
Begin Date 02/24/2007 12:00:00 CST-6
End Date 02/24/2007 15:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 200.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong low pressure system in Kansas caused winds behind a dryline to blow between 20 and 40 MPH sustained, with gusts into the 50 to 60 MPH range, bringing with them a huge cloud of dust. Operations were suspended at area airports due to the strength of the wind. Widespread incidents of wind damage and fires sparked by arcing power lines were reported across much of North Texas. Visibilities dropped as low as one mile at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as the cloud of dust overspread the region. The dust cloud was clearly visible by satellite and was estimated to be 400 miles long, 70 miles wide, and about 18,000 feet high.
Event Narrative Numerous power lines and trees were blown down by the winds, which were between 20 to 30 MPH sustained and gusted between 50 and 60 MPH for hours. A huge cloud of dust overspread the county, causing visibilities to fall dramatically. Trees and power lines toppled onto houses and cars, causing extensive damage to roofs and carports. Downed power lines caused several grassfires and caused power outages at about 2,600 residents. In addition, Highway 160 between Highway 121 and Whitewright was closed due to downed lines.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 8 1.845M 0.00K
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 225.00K 0.00K
BOSQUE (ZONE) BOSQUE (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 1 20.00K 0.00K
YOUNG (ZONE) YOUNG (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
EASTLAND (ZONE) EASTLAND (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
PALO PINTO (ZONE) PALO PINTO (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
WISE (ZONE) WISE (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ELLIS (ZONE) ELLIS (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
HUNT (ZONE) HUNT (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
DENTON (ZONE) DENTON (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 225.00K 0.00K
COOKE (ZONE) COOKE (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
COLLIN (ZONE) COLLIN (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
TARRANT (ZONE) TARRANT (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 2 225.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GRAYSON (ZONE) GRAYSON (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
LAMPASAS (ZONE) LAMPASAS (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
SOMERVELL (ZONE) SOMERVELL (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MONTAGUE (ZONE) MONTAGUE (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
BELL (ZONE) BELL (ZONE) TX 02/24/2007 12:30 CST-6 Wildfire 0 5 150.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 8 1.845M 0.00K