EF-1 Tornado confirmed in Tarkington Prairie from Tuesday’s storms

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down in Tarkington Prairie Tuesday evening.

HOUSTON – The National Weather Service confirmed that storm damage from Tuesday evening in Tarkington Prairie was caused by an EF-1 tornado.

At 6:18 p.m. Tuesday witnesses reported large tree limbs down from a thunderstorm slicing through the area. After conducting a damage survey Wednesday afternoon, Weather Service officials concluded that the damage was caused by a tornado with winds between 86 and 110 miles per hour. The damage path was 100 yards long.

A more detailed report on this tornado will be issued by the National Weather Service on Thursday.

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