Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.69 Miles
-- Width 25 Yards
State TEXAS
County/Area WISE
WFO FWD
Begin Date 05/15/2013 18:35:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location ALVORD
Begin Lat/Lon 33.41/-97.67
End Date 05/15/2013 18:37:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth NNE
End Location ALVORD
End Lat/Lon 33.41/-97.66
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 10.00K
Episode Narrative A tornado and severe weather outbreak occurred on the afternoon and evening hours of May 15th. Nineteen tornadoes occurred, including one EF-4 and one EF-3. Six fatalities occurred in the city of Granbury, TX. These fatalities were the first in the Fort Worth county warning area since 2006. An additional 54 people were injured by the various tornadoes during the evening of May 15th. A number of homes, 171, suffered major damaged or were destroyed. An additional 513 homes suffered minor damage or were somehow affected.

During the afternoon of May 15th, a vigorous upper level low moved slowly southeast from the panhandle of Texas into the Red River Valley. A dry line strengthened throughout the day, triggering thunderstorms between Bowie and the DFW metroplex. As the upper storm moved slowly east and southeast, several supercell thunderstorms developed, and most of them produced tornadoes.
Event Narrative Trained spotters observed a brief tornado northeast of Alvord.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 6 63 269.445M 235.00K
RINGGOLD MONTAGUE CO. TX 05/15/2013 16:08 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RINGGOLD MONTAGUE CO. TX 05/15/2013 16:11 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 5.00K
BELCHERVILLE MONTAGUE CO. TX 05/15/2013 16:33 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
MINERAL WELLS PALO PINTO CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:13 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINERAL WELLS PALO PINTO CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:14 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRIDDY MILLS CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:14 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 3.00K
MINERAL WELLS PALO PINTO CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINERAL WELLS PALO PINTO CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:25 CST-6 Hail 4.00 in. 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
MORGAN MILL ERATH CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:30 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MILLSAP PARKER CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:32 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 5.00K
PRIDDY MILLS CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:32 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(MWL)MINERAL WELLS A PALO PINTO CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:41 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
NOCONA MONTAGUE CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:50 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 1 100.00K 0.00K
FRUITLAND MONTAGUE CO. TX 05/15/2013 17:51 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 125.00K 0.00K
CARADAN MILLS CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:00 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
MILLSAP PARKER CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 2.00K
MILLSAP PARKER CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:03 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
WEATHERFORD PARKER CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:06 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
INDIAN GAP HAMILTON CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:17 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 5.00K 10.00K
ILLINOIS BEND MONTAGUE CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:18 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
ALVORD WISE CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:20 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
BROCK PARKER CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:22 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
ALVORD WISE CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
WEATHERFORD PARKER CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:35 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 5.00K
MC GIRK HAMILTON CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:52 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANBURY HOOD CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:52 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
DENNIS PARKER CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:53 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 40.00K 80.00K
GRANBURY HOOD CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:56 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
MAMBRINO HOOD CO. TX 05/15/2013 18:58 CST-6 Tornado EF4 6 54 143.000M 0.00K
ALEDO PARKER CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BLUE RIDGE HAMILTON CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:05 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 3.00K 5.00K
LAKE GRANBURY SOUTH HOOD CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:09 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 10.00K
GODLEY JOHNSON CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:11 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 260.00K 0.00K
SHIVE HAMILTON CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:12 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ACTON HOOD CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
CAYUGA ANDERSON CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
GODLEY JOHNSON CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:19 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GRAPEVINE TARRANT CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EVANT HAMILTON CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:34 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
EVANT HAMILTON CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
CLEBURNE JOHNSON CO. TX 05/15/2013 19:56 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LAKE PAT CLEBURNE JOHNSON CO. TX 05/15/2013 20:12 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 7 124.000M 0.00K
CLEBURNE JOHNSON CO. TX 05/15/2013 20:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BONO JOHNSON CO. TX 05/15/2013 20:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
EAGLE TARRANT CO. TX 05/15/2013 21:41 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON MUNI ARPT HAMILTON CO. TX 05/15/2013 21:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COVINGTON HILL CO. TX 05/15/2013 22:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
KENNEDALE TARRANT CO. TX 05/15/2013 22:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ENNIS ELLIS CO. TX 05/15/2013 23:05 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 1 650.00K 0.00K
Totals: 6 63 269.445M 235.00K