Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 9.72 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State TEXAS
County/Area HOUSTON
WFO HGX
Begin Date 12/25/2012 09:05:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location FODICE
Begin Lat/Lon 31.16/-95.32
End Date 12/25/2012 09:15:00 CST-6
End Range 6
End Azimuth ESE
End Location ARBOR
End Lat/Lon 31.25/-95.2
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 700.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative On Christmas Day strong to severe thunderstorms developed along a warm front that was lifting north through the area. One of those storms produced an EF-3 tornado near Pennington, TX.
Event Narrative The worst of the tornado damage, rated EF3, was along Highway 287, or one mile north of the town of Pennington. An agricultural feed store and restaurant were completely destroyed with the debris scattered off toward the east in a field. There was severe damage to several homes and trailers along the path of the tornado that was indicative of either EF1 or EF2 scale damage.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 771.00K 0.00K
GLENDALE TRINITY CO. TX 12/25/2012 08:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
LOVELADY HOUSTON CO. TX 12/25/2012 08:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MADISONVILLE MADISON CO. TX 12/25/2012 09:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
FODICE HOUSTON CO. TX 12/25/2012 09:05 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 700.00K 0.00K
HARRIS (ZONE) HARRIS (ZONE) TX 12/25/2012 09:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOVELADY HOUSTON CO. TX 12/25/2012 09:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPLENDORA MONTGOMERY CO. TX 12/25/2012 10:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CLEVELAND LIBERTY CO. TX 12/25/2012 10:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGWOOD HARRIS CO. TX 12/25/2012 11:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 771.00K 0.00K