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Old May 16, 2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default ....big tornados in Texas Wed night

The tornados were primarily 40-50 miles SW of the DFW area in Texas last night (May 15).

Much damage done by an approx 1-mile wide WEDGE tornado, at least 6 dead and 100+ injured. There were several other tornados in that area of Texas just SW of us.

We did have high straight-line wind and a heavy rain, no hail nor tornados in Arlington, Ft Worth, Dallas from this outbreak .

This is a link to the SE New Mexico Weather Web reporting site with images of the mile wide tornado ===> http://tinyurl.com/b7juwdf

The weather service has now classified the large tornado at EF-4 (winds 166-200 MPH), there is only one classification that is greater.

05/17/13 ..... the total tornado count is now set at 16 for the 05/15/13 evening storms, there was some slight (relative) damage done east of Arlington and south of Dallas but no mass destruction such as was in our neighboring counties.
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Old May 16, 2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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Foundations.... wiped clean. That's about as massive as it gets. I drove my car to the office and got it underground into the garage and watched the show from the office conference room windows. It was a late night.
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Old May 17, 2013, 6:02 AM   #3
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glad to hear you & your loved ones are safe.


I took a look at the photos & videos from the link you provided. Goodness gracious, a frightening set of images.

Tornadoes are one of those phenomenons of nature I have a hard time understanding.


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Old May 17, 2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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Very frightening indeed. A sad situation for those residents.
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