Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 1.75 in.
State TEXAS
County/Area COLLIN
WFO FWD
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-04-03 13:50:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1E FRISCO
Begin Lat/Lon 33.15/-96.81
End Date 2012-04-03 13:50:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 800.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A historic North Texas tornado outbreak occurred on April 3rd, with 17 tornadoes developing from the DFW Metroplex east to Hopkins County. An EF-3 tornado tore through the town of Forney, heavily damaging homes in the Diamond Creek subdivision. Three EF-2 tornadoes damaged parts of Arlington and Kennedale in Tarrant County; Red Oak, Lancaster, and Dallas in Ellis and Dallas counties; and Royse City in Rockwall and Hunt counties. An EF-1 tornado caused damage near Joshua in Johnson County, and the remaining 12 tornadoes were rated EF-0s. In addition to the tornadoes, large hail damaged many parts of the DFW Metroplex. Approximately 110 airplanes at DFW International Airport were damaged by the hail and taken out of service until repaired. No fatalities occurred and only 29 people were injured. Of the 29 injuries, only 3 were considered serious but everyone made a full recovery. The environmental set-up on this day consisted of a cut-off low over New Mexico with a front draped north-to-south across the western counties of the CWA. By mid to late morning, strong and severe storms developed along the front as a lobe of energy rotated into west Texas and forcing from this energy overspread the front. The atmosphere was already unstable and uncapped by this time. In addition, a Mesoscale Convective System in Oklahoma sent an outflow boundary south across the Red River. This outflow boundary moved south of the DFW Metroplex by the late morning hours, and isolated storms began to develop south of the outflow boundary but east of the front. As these storms moved north and crossed the outflow boundary, the low level rotation increased and the storms quickly became tornadic. All of the tornadic storms were tied to this outflow boundary as it retreated north as a warm front.
Event Narrative The COOP Observer in Frisco reported golf ball sized hail.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 29 797.414M 408.00K
SOUTH BEND YOUNG CO. TX 04/03/2012 06:55 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
GRAHAM YOUNG CO. TX 04/03/2012 07:06 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CISCO EASTLAND CO. TX 04/03/2012 07:38 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARBON EASTLAND CO. TX 04/03/2012 08:08 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE PALO PINTO CO. TX 04/03/2012 08:10 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAFORD PALO PINTO CO. TX 04/03/2012 09:18 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
BROCK PARKER CO. TX 04/03/2012 10:27 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANTO PALO PINTO CO. TX 04/03/2012 10:50 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
SENATE JACK CO. TX 04/03/2012 11:12 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
RED OAK ELLIS CO. TX 04/03/2012 11:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOSHUA ARPT JOHNSON CO. TX 04/03/2012 11:41 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
BURLESON JOHNSON CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:00 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
STERRETT ELLIS CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 3.00K 3.00K
ALEDO PARKER CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BURLESON JOHNSON CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:08 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 2.00K
DE SOTO CARROLL ARPT DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:08 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 10 400.000M 3.00K
LAKE WEATHERFORD PARKER CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
KENNEDALE TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:21 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 7 200.000M 0.00K
TATE SPGS TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:21 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
EULESS TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:50 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
GREATER SW INTL ARPT TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:54 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 12.000M 0.00K
SAYENE DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:54 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
TARRANT TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 12:58 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 55.00K 0.00K
COPPELL DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PLEASANT GLADE TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:00 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
EULESS TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:02 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
GARLAND DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:04 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KOPPERL BOSQUE CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIGGETT DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
SOWERS DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:08 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
QUINLAN HUNT CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:12 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEBURNE JOHNSON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:15 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 850.00K 0.00K
COPPELL DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:15 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 5.000M 0.00K
SOWERS DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:15 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
GARLAND DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:18 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
GRIBBLE DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:20 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 7.000M 0.00K
COPPELL DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:21 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
COPPELL DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:21 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 7.000M 0.00K
COPPELL DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
COPPELL DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
COPPELL DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
LEWISVILLE DENTON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:24 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKS TARRANT CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:25 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAXAHACHIE ELLIS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWISVILLE DENTON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:29 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
LEWISVILLE DENTON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:30 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
CARNEY DENTON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:32 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
CARNEY DENTON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:34 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
(GVT)MAJORS ARPT GRE HUNT CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:35 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAYHILL DENTON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
NAVO DENTON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRISCO COLLIN CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:50 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
FRISCO COLLIN CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:50 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 800.00K 0.00K
SULPHUR SPGS HOPKINS CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GRANDVIEW JOHNSON CO. TX 04/03/2012 13:52 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ITASCA HILL CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:00 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 700.00K 250.00K
LAWSON DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:15 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
HILLSBORO HILL CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 100.00K
WILKES SPUR HUNT CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
NEW HOPE DALLAS CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:22 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 2 300.00K 0.00K
GREENVIEW HOPKINS CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:24 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KILLEEN BELL CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORNEY KAUFMAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:33 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 7 100.000M 0.00K
FORNEY KAUFMAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:35 CST-6 Hail 3.50 in. 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
HEATH ROCKWALL CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:35 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 15.000M 0.00K
ROCKWALL ROCKWALL CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:38 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
RED OAK ELLIS CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:39 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(ACT)MADISON-COOPER MCLENNAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:45 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
CHINA SPG MCLENNAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:47 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WACO MADISON COOPER MCLENNAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:52 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BLACKLAND ROCKWALL CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:53 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
SULPHUR SPGS MUNI AR HOPKINS CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:54 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
BLACKLAND ROCKWALL CO. TX 04/03/2012 14:56 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 3 15.000M 0.00K
UNION VLY HUNT CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:02 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
DEPORT LAMAR CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:06 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WEST MCLENNAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WACO MCLENNAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:14 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRENTON FANNIN CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:15 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LACY LAKEVIEW MCLENNAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:20 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SPEEGLEVILLE MCLENNAN CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARLOW HUNT CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:27 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
GREENVILLE HUNT CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:32 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARLOW HUNT CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
HARLOW HUNT CO. TX 04/03/2012 15:41 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CORSICANA NAVARRO CO. TX 04/03/2012 16:06 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEN COLLIN CO. TX 04/03/2012 16:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POWELL NAVARRO CO. TX 04/03/2012 16:14 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKTON HOPKINS CO. TX 04/03/2012 16:36 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
STRANGER FALLS CO. TX 04/03/2012 17:11 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKDALE MILAM CO. TX 04/03/2012 18:31 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TUCKER ANDERSON CO. TX 04/03/2012 18:50 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LONG LAKE ANDERSON CO. TX 04/03/2012 18:52 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PALESTINE ANDERSON CO. TX 04/03/2012 19:18 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 29 797.414M 408.00K