Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 2.4 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State TEXAS
County/Area BELL
WFO FWD
NCDC Data Source PDC
Begin Date 1997-05-27 14:07:00.0 CST
Begin Location 1NW PRAIRIE DELL
Begin Lat/Lon 30.90/ 97.58
End Date 1997-05-27 14:25:00.0 CST
End Location 2SW PRAIRIE DELL
End Lat/Lon 30.87/ 97.58
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20K
Crop Damage
Event Narrative The extremely severe supercell thunderstorm produced its sixth tornado about half a mile west of the Prairie Dell exit on I-35. The tornado was observed to be nearly stationary in a field for about 10 minutes then it moved quickly south-southwest. Trees were destroyed and several structures were damaged. The tornado dissipated near the location where County Road 304 crosses the Bell-Williamson County line. A short time later, a violent tornado developed and devastated the community of Jarrell in northern Williamson County.


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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