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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 7.77 Miles
-- Width 1408 Yards
State TEXAS
County/Area HEMPHILL
WFO AMA
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-03-28 20:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 16SSW CANADIAN
Begin Lat/Lon 35.69/-100.49
End Date 2007-03-28 20:55:00.0 CST-6
End Location 10SW CANADIAN
End Lat/Lon 35.8/-100.51
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 3.00M
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
Event Narrative The tornado developed in southwestern Hemphill County approximately sixteen miles south southwest of Canadian. The tornado moved north northwest at twenty miles an hour and encountered an area of active oil drilling rigs. The tornado hit two drilling rigs. An employee of the first drilling rig that was hit was residing in a single-wide mobile home that was anchored into the ground. The mobile home was destroyed and displaced one hundred yards from its original location and the employee was thrown approximately fifty yards. A semi trailer used for storage was blown over. A structure used to lift the oil-well casing onto the oil derrick was also blown down and severely damaged. The tornado rolled a railroad boxcar one hundred and fifty yards. A series of power poles along County Road W covering a distance of zero point six miles was also blown down. A second oil drilling rig and production facility were hit by the tornado where another unoccupied and anchored single-wide mobile home was rolled over. Nearby...two goose neck fifth-wheel camper trailers were parked...both unanchored with one occupied. This person was critically injured and later died from his injuries. The camper trailer that was occupied rolled forty-five yards to the northeast while a second unoccupied trailer was blown thirty yards before coming to rest on an oilfield production unit. By 2041 CST...the tornado was crossing U.S. Highway 60...resulting in severe tree damage. Texas Department of Transportation officials...using light tree damage as an indicator...measured a damage width of zero point eight miles along U.S. Highway 60. At the center of this swath were numerous hardwood trees with trunks that had been broken off halfway up the tree. On the periphery of this area was a home located thirteen miles south southwest of Canadian that suffered only minor damage due to trees falling on the home. Many large trees were snapped twenty feet in the air. A second well built home suffered severe damage to the roof structure. The majority of the steel roofing structure was completely removed and six feet of brick chimney toppled onto the house. Several cedar beams were removed from the roof structure as well as several rafters despite being tied down by hurricane clips. Additionally...a steel feed bunk containing twenty six thousand pounds of feed was turned over on its side. At 2045 CST...a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was derailed with over fifty cars blown over. The tornado dissipated around 2055 CST.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 53 Male Mobile/Trailer Home


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 5 3.820M 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 16:50 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 16:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAYSIDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 16:50 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 16:51 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMARILLO POTTER CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:25 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 11.00K 0.00K
PANTEX CARSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:25 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 14.00K 0.00K
PANHANDLE CARSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:26 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PANTEX CARSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:29 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMARILLO POTTER CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
PERRYTON OCHILTREE CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOOKER LIPSCOMB CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:35 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PANHANDLE CARSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:37 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARENDON DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DARROUZETT LIPSCOMB CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:40 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PANTEX CARSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:40 CST-6 Hail 4.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BORGER HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANFORD HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:47 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BORGER HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:50 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARENDON DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:55 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
STINNETT HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 17:59 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRITCH HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARENDON DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOOKER LIPSCOMB CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:08 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STINNETT HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:10 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORSE HANSFORD CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:12 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARENDON DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STINNETT HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOOKER LIPSCOMB CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:16 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRUVER HANSFORD CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:20 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARENDON DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 34.00K 0.00K
JERICHO DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:39 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 2 180.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEDLEY DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:46 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 63.00K 0.00K
LEFORS GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 18:48 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 2 100.00K 0.00K
HEDLEY DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:02 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIAMI ROBERTS CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAMPA GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:05 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOWARDWICK DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:07 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC LEAN GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:10 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERICHO DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:13 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 170.00K 0.00K
JERICHO DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANYON RANDALL CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:23 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC LEAN GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:23 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 74.00K 0.00K
CANYON RANDALL CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:26 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEFORS GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:30 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
MC LEAN GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:30 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC LEAN GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:34 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALANREED GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:35 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMARILLO RANDALL CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:35 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMARILLO POTTER CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:36 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEFORS GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:36 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 39.00K 0.00K
PANHANDLE CARSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 76 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRITCH HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:40 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMARILLO POTTER CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGS MILL GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:45 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC LEAN GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:45 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 27.00K 0.00K
CANYON RANDALL CO. TX 03/28/2007 19:52 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMARILLO POTTER CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEREFORD DEAF SMITH CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:25 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMARILLO POTTER CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:26 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN HEMPHILL CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:30 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN HEMPHILL CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:30 CST-6 Tornado EF3 1 1 3.000M 0.00K
GRUVER HANSFORD CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEFORS GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:30 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANYON RANDALL CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:40 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMARILLO POTTER CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIAMI ROBERTS CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 43.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN HEMPHILL CO. TX 03/28/2007 20:58 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN HEMPHILL CO. TX 03/28/2007 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN HEMPHILL CO. TX 03/28/2007 21:00 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN HEMPHILL CO. TX 03/28/2007 21:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAMPA GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 21:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOOKER LIPSCOMB CO. TX 03/28/2007 21:04 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLAZIER HEMPHILL CO. TX 03/28/2007 21:18 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STINNETT HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 21:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRITCH HUTCHINSON CO. TX 03/28/2007 21:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 22:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 22:18 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 22:18 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 22:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DARROUZETT LIPSCOMB CO. TX 03/28/2007 22:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 80 kts. EG 0 0 9.00K 0.00K
CLAUDE ARMSTRONG CO. TX 03/28/2007 22:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 28.00K 0.00K
MIAMI ROBERTS CO. TX 03/28/2007 22:41 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEFORS GRAY CO. TX 03/28/2007 23:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
CLARENDON DONLEY CO. TX 03/28/2007 23:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 5 3.820M 0.00K