Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F3
-- Length 1.4 Miles
-- Width 275 Yards
State TEXAS
County/Area BELL
WFO FWD
NCDC Data Source PDC
Begin Date 1997-05-27 13:27:00.0 CST
Begin Location 7N BELTON
Begin Lat/Lon 31.17/ 97.47
End Date 1997-05-27 13:45:00.0 CST
End Location 6NW BELTON
End Lat/Lon 31.12/ 97.53
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 900K
Crop Damage
Event Narrative The fourth tornado that was produced by the large supercell thunderstorm developed on the north side of Lake Belton, near Morgans Point where a marina was destroyed. Over 100 boats at the marina were destroyed by the strong tornado that moved slowly south-southwest. Ten homes along the lakeshore also sustained severe damage and damage to trees was nearly total. The tornado dissipated just northeast of Woodland.


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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 0 920.00K 0.00K
TROY BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 13:06 CST Hail 4.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELTON BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 13:16 CST Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROY BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 13:25 CST Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELTON BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 13:27 CST Tornado F3 0 0 900.00K 0.00K
BELTON BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 13:50 CST Tornado F1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELTON BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 13:53 CST Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELTON BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 14:07 CST Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRAIRIE DELL BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 14:07 CST Tornado F1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
SALADO BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 14:17 CST Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SALADO BELL CO. TX 05/27/1997 14:30 CST Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 920.00K 0.00K