Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 12 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
County/Area BRISCOE
Report Source Storm Chaser
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-03-28 17:35:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 9N QUITAQUE
Begin Lat/Lon 34.5037/-101.05
End Date 2007-03-28 17:51:00.0 CST-6
End Location 20NNE QUITAQUE
End Lat/Lon 34.6371/-100.9157
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 125.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A second supercell thunderstorm initiated along the dryline over eastern Hale and western Floyd County. This storm produced large hail and a family of tornadoes as it tracked northeastward. The most significant tornado to impact the South Plains region on the 28th developed as this storm tracked over the Caprock Canyons State Park area north of Quitaque (Briscoe County). This tornado damaged at least three structures as it cut a nearly twenty mile path across eastern Briscoe County, northwestern Hall County, and southern Donley County.
Event Narrative Many storm chasers observed a large multiple vortex tornado that developed north of Quitaque shortly after 17:30 CST. The tornado initially touched down immediately north of Texas Highway 256, and tracked northeastward across the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. The tornado cut a twelve mile long path through the mesquite thickets of eastern Briscoe County, however, it continued across northwestern Hall County and into extreme southern Donley County before ending at 17:09 CST. The total path length was nearly twenty miles in length. Despite the rural nature of the area, a few structures sustained significant damage. A trailer house was destroyed about five miles south of the river. The trailer was vacant when the tornado struck, but frequently served to house deer hunters. A single-story residence also was impacted by the tornado near Antelope Flat. The roof was totally blown off of the home. A forty by twenty-four foot barn used to store all-terrain vehicles also was destroyed at the homestead. At least two wind mills were additionally destroyed. The destruction of the trailer house, the complete loss of the roof to the home, and the destruction of the large barn all support an EF2 rating. No injuries were reported.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 185.00K 0.00K
SOUTH PLAINS FLOYD CO. TX 03/28/2007 16:45 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH PLAINS FLOYD CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:03 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
QUITAQUE BRISCOE CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:35 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 125.00K 0.00K
BRICE HALL CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:51 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 185.00K 0.00K