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Event Details

Event Funnel Cloud
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-05-10 23:02:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2W INDIANOLA
Begin Lat/Lon 28.51/-96.52
End Date 2012-05-10 23:02:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strongly unstable air mass developed over South Texas in advance of a stalled frontal boundary over south-central Texas on May 10th. As a strong upper level low pressure system over northern Mexico approached the region providing strong shear in the atmosphere, an outbreak of supercell thunderstorms occurred across South Texas producing an unprecedented 16 tornadoes. The number of tornadoes is a record for a single day for a non-tropical event in South Texas. All of the tornadoes were weak with the strongest tornado collapsing a grain elevator west of Taft and damaging several homes in a subdivision north of Taft in the evening.
Severe storms started early in the morning in the western Brush Country. Several long track supercell storms moved across the Brush Country and portions of the Coastal Bend during the day. Most of the tornadoes occurred with these storms in the afternoon and early evening. The storms evolved into a large squall line that moved across the Coastal Plains during the evening hours. The squall line produced winds of 70 to 90 mph causing extensive tree damage and localized property damage. The episode of severe weather ended over the Gulf of Mexico after midnight. Damage estimates from the severe weather episode were in the millions of dollars for South Texas.
Several storms moved across the same area for hours during the event. Very heavy rainfall produced flash flooding near Cotulla and in the cities of Kingsville, Beeville, and Freer.
Event Narrative Funnel cloud reported to the west of Indianola.


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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 2 2.972M 200.00K
(LRD)LAREDO INTL ARP WEBB CO. TX 05/10/2012 04:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAGHAN WEBB CO. TX 05/10/2012 04:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CALLAGHAN WEBB CO. TX 05/10/2012 05:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODWARD LA SALLE CO. TX 05/10/2012 08:46 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 2 50.00K 0.00K
WOODWARD LA SALLE CO. TX 05/10/2012 09:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 05/10/2012 11:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RICARDO KLEBERG CO. TX 05/10/2012 11:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 05/10/2012 11:42 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 05/10/2012 11:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 05/10/2012 11:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(NQI)NAS KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 05/10/2012 11:52 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TILDEN MCMULLEN CO. TX 05/10/2012 11:52 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITSETT LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 12:30 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(NQI)NAS KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 05/10/2012 12:35 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUNILAND LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 12:46 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHAPMAN RANCH NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 12:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDENDALE NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITSETT LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:04 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CHAPMAN RANCH NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:06 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHAPMAN RANCH NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:06 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUNILAND LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:08 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TILDEN MCMULLEN CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:09 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHAPMAN RANCH NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:16 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NELL LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDENDALE NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:29 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
FLOUR BLUFF JCT NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:48 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
(NGP)NAS CORPUS CHRI NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDENDALE NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
(NGP)NAS CORPUS CHRI NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 13:57 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(NGP)NAS CORPUS CHRI NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 14:12 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(NGP)NAS CORPUS CHRI NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 14:24 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAWNEE BEE CO. TX 05/10/2012 14:56 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAWNEE BEE CO. TX 05/10/2012 14:58 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAWNEE BEE CO. TX 05/10/2012 15:02 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THREE RIVERS LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 15:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEGG LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 15:50 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
GEORGE WEST LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 15:58 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GEORGE WEST LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 16:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEEVILLE MUNI ARPT BEE CO. TX 05/10/2012 16:48 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BEEVILLE BEE CO. TX 05/10/2012 17:10 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
BEEVILLE BEE CO. TX 05/10/2012 17:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEEVILLE BEE CO. TX 05/10/2012 17:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CLEGG LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 17:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEGG LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 17:58 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAGHAN WEBB CO. TX 05/10/2012 18:11 CST-6 Hail 4.25 in. 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
CLEGG LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 18:14 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEGG LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 18:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WEBB WEBB CO. TX 05/10/2012 18:26 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAGHAN WEBB CO. TX 05/10/2012 18:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CLEGG LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 19:00 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OILTON WEBB CO. TX 05/10/2012 19:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREER DUVAL CO. TX 05/10/2012 19:36 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAGARTEO LIVE OAK CO. TX 05/10/2012 19:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLOGNE GOLIAD CO. TX 05/10/2012 19:50 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREER MUNI ARPT DUVAL CO. TX 05/10/2012 19:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 05/10/2012 20:08 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MATHIS SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 05/10/2012 20:11 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ROBSTOWN NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 100.00K
ROBSTOWN NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:09 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(CRP)CORPUS CHRISTI NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
(CRP)CORPUS CHRISTI NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:27 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANGELITA SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SODVILLE SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:30 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
(CRP)CORPUS CHRISTI NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORTLAND HUNT ARPT SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GARDENDALE NUECES CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BONNIE VIEW REFUGIO CO. TX 05/10/2012 21:52 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
FULTON ARANSAS CO. TX 05/10/2012 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HOLIDAY BEACH ARANSAS CO. TX 05/10/2012 22:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
HOLIDAY BEACH ARANSAS CO. TX 05/10/2012 22:17 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SEADRIFT CALHOUN CO. TX 05/10/2012 22:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
INEZ VICTORIA CO. TX 05/10/2012 22:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 100.00K
INDIANOLA CALHOUN CO. TX 05/10/2012 23:02 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAREDO AFB WEBB CO. TX 05/10/2012 23:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 2.972M 200.00K