EF-0 touches down in Brenham

Brief storm, straight-line winds cause damage

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BRENHAM, Texas - A brief EF-0 tornado touched down just north of Brenham Municipal Airport Wednesday, the National Weather Service confirmed.

The tornado and straight-line winds caused damage within Brenham and across areas to the north along and east of FM 50 to near Independence.

Wind speeds were estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour, taking down power lines and several trees. The storm started around 7 a.m. and lasted about 25 minutes. NWS officials said the damage was sporadic and not continuous.

The tornado touched down briefly west of County Road 50 just north of the airport and traveled eastward near the intersection of FM 262 and County Road 65. The tornado destroyed several small metal outbuildings and took the roof off a barn.

The EF-0 tornado had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour and the damage path was about 2.5 miles long and 50 yards wide.

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