Multiple tornadoes and softball-sized hail reported in Texas

By THE WEATHER CHANNEL

Severe Storms, Tornado Watches Issued for Texas on Monday
Severe Storms, Tornado Watches Issued for Texas on Monday


Tornadoes were sighted in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex late Sunday evening and other severe thunderstorms in Texas have produced large hail, damaging wind gusts and reported tornadoes. The threat of severe weather will continue in parts of Texas Monday.

Tornado Reports

  • Multiple tornadoes were sighted late Sunday evening in Johnson County, Texas, just south of Fort Worth. Radar indicated several tornado debris signatures at various times as a slow-moving supercell thunderstorm churned slowly east across the county. Spotters reported several large tornadoes in the Rio Vista and Grandview areas, including one that may have been more than 3/4 of a mile wide.

  • Johnson County emergency management reported that semi-trailer trucks had been overturned, roofs were blown off, and roads were flooded from the above-mentioned supercell. Spotters reported that a large wedge tornado was on the ground near Rio Vista High School at one point.

  • A tornado was spotted 12 miles southwest of Cleburne State Park, Texas, from that same cell.

  • A large tornado was spotted 11 miles east-northeast of Walnut Springs, Texas, around 9:30 p.m. by a trained spotter.

  • A tornado was spotted 3 miles south of Glen Rose, Texas, around 9 p.m. CDT by a trained spotter.

  • A tornado was spotted 5 miles east of Stephenville, Texas, around 7 p.m. CDT by a trained spotter.

  • A brief tornado was spotted 2 miles west of Chalk Mountain, Texas, around 5:30 p.m. CDT by a trained spotter.

  • A tornado was spotted 12 miles north of Gustine, Texas, around 4:15 p.m. CDT by a trained spotter.

  • A trained spotter reported a tornado with debris 3 miles southeast of Rising Star, Texas, in Comanche County around 3:45 p.m. CDT.

  • A tornado was spotted around 3:30 p.m. CDT 4 miles northwest of Sidney, Texas, in Comanche County by a trained spotter.

  • Residents of Brown County, Texas, spotted a tornado on the ground around 3:15 p.m. CDT 1 mile west-northwest of May.

  • A tornado was spotted around 3 p.m. CDT in Burkett, Texas, by storm spotters.

  • A tornado was spotted 3 miles north of Cross Cut, Texas, in Brown County around 2:45 p.m. CDT.


Hail Reports

  • Softball-size hail smashed at least one windshield in Duster, Texas and was also reported in Shackelford County, Texas.

  • Tennis ball-size hail was reported 6 miles east-northeast of Glen Rose, Texas.

  • Up to 4.25 inch diameter hail (slightly larger than a grapefruit) damaged several vehicles near Stephenville, Texas, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

  • Shelters have been opened in Stephenville at the city library and other locations, according to Stephenville police.

  • Baseball-size hail was reported near Lueders, Texas.

  • Baseball- and golf ball-sized hail were reported near Dublin, Texas.

Other Reports

  • Large trees were downed near Brazos Point, Texas, by strong thunderstorm winds.

  • A structure fire in Gainesville, Texas, was reportedly caused by a lightning strike. The fire was confined to a wall and extinguished.

  • As much as 3 feet of water has been reported on Highway 67 in Cleburne County, Texas, which is located south of Dallas-Fort Worth.