Night-time Tornado captured on camera near Goodnight, Texas

A damaging night-time Tornado has been captured on camera near Goodnight, Texas – north of Highway 287 to be precise – see in the images aka screen grabs below.

The screen grabs were captured by Jeff Piotrowski.

We can assume that Piotrowski captured these screenshots after reviewing his livestream of the Tornado which touched down last night – 22nd June.

Watch the above mentioned live stream below.

We have to mention this Tornado has produced damage – see in the photos below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Texas here.

Reported strong Tornado causes extensive damage in Greenville, Texas

Update: According to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth, Texas, the damage caused in the town of Greenville was caused by straight-line-winds and not a Tornado.

Original post: There is extensive damage in the town of Greenville, Texas following a reported strong Tornado that struck last night. It’s also been reported that it was rain-wrapped.

The reported Tornado swept through the town just before 6:00pm, causing extensive damage to buildings (churches1), leaving a trail of downed trees and power lines.

1: It’s suffice to suggest a number of churches were having services or bible study last night. This was the situation at Highland Terrace Baptist Church on the outskirts of the town. Families were gathered with their pastors in the church when a portion of the roof was ripped off by the reported Tornado.

Photo gallery of damage caused can be found below.

As the photo gallery above illustrates, multiple buildings downtown Greenville suffered extensive damage. Initial reports suggested the downtown area was the hardest hit.

Video of the damage caused by this reported Tornado in the downtown area can be found below.

Multiple law enforcement agencies have been working together to keep some areas of the town blocked off that have downed power lines and polls.

The roof of one business was completely ripped off, ending up crumpled in the street. A classic car business had its glass windows blown out.

The initial call for first responders was significant, due to damage affecting such a densely populated area. There were no reports of serious injuries thankfully.

Should photos or video of the reported emerge, we will post them. Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Texas here.

STORM CHASER STORIES: MANITOBA STORM CHASER’S INCREDIBLE CLOSE RANGE INTERCEPT OF THE MAY 2019 TAHOKA, TX TORNADO

Storm chaser stories is a new series of articles in which we give chasers the chance to share their most memorable chasing experience. It will then be presented in the form of a story.

The first storm chaser story comes from Manitoba Storm Chaser Jordan Carruthers. Carruthers tells the story of his close range intercept of the May 2019 Tahoka, Texas Tornado. So without further ado, please enjoy!

May 5th, 2019, is a day that will not soon be forgotten, this day started off like any other chase day, we woke up, picked our target, and hit the road. About an hour after reaching our target the storms began to fire, one to our north and one to our south, It was decision time which storm do we go to? They both looked similar on the radar and were in similar environments, so we had a 50/50 chance of picking the right one.

We happened to notice that the one to our south was developing over a town named Ropesville. So now it was obvious which storm we needed to head for, as we got closer to this cell we started to notice it was attempting to do a classic ‘right-split’. This meant the southern half of the cell was feeding into a better environment and splitting off of the northern half which was in a less than ideal environment. THIS WAS GOOD NEWS FOR US!

After determining which direction the southern half of the cell was going to go, we hopped in our truck and started moving to get into better position to intercept it again, as we were traveling to our new spot. We ran into a couple of storm chasers that we knew from Australia so we pulled over on the side of the road and watched the storm for about 15 minutes, during this 15 minutes the storm did something that we weren’t expecting.

It turned into a high precipitation (HP) storm which is not what we wanted, this meant that if this storm produced a tornado, it would likely be rain wrapped and invisible to our eyes. We continued to watch this storm struggle to stay alive as it became outflow dominant, which in layman’s terms meant it was spitting out all of its potential energy and dying…BUT THEN SOMETHING MAGICAL HAPPENED!

The storm ran into an outflow boundary that was sitting to its south, and when this occurred, it quickly began to rotate right beside us. As we were traveling south towards Tahoka, Texas, my guest in the backseat started shouting, “Look on the ground, Look on the ground”.

I turned my head to the right, I quickly saw what she was shouting about. There was a large area of dust beginning to spin on the ground about one-fourth of a mile to our east. So I quickly pulled the truck onto the side of the highway and hopped out, video camera in hand, and started determining what was happening.

There was no real Wall Cloud or funnel present so at first, I was thinking this was just a Gustnado being caused by the gust front (outflow) of the storm. However, I began to notice the rotation within it. THIS WAS A TORNADO! As I stood on the side of the road, filming the development of this tornado, it began to condense. It quickly became a large, dusty stovepipe Tornado. THIS HAPPENED RIGHT BESIDE US!

I happened to look behind me to see if there was any traffic heading towards this that I had to warn, I noticed a large wall of dust heading straight for us. This was the Rear Flank Downdraft (RFD), if we became engulfed by this RFD we would no longer have visual of the Tornado. There was a possibility of being hit with debris that was picked up by the Tornado.

THAT WAS WHEN I MADE THE DECISION THAT WE HAD TO MOVE! We had three choices,

  1. Stay between the Tornado and the RFD.
  2. Try to beat the Tornado and get to the other side of it.
  3. Drop back behind the RFD and possibly lose visibility.

I chose option two! I hopped in the truck, punched the gas pedal and started racing the Tornado. I started catching up to it, however it came very obvious that we were not going to be this thing. As I was travelling south, the Tornado was travelling southwest. It became clear we were getting closer to each other, so I pulled over onto a median. I watched the Tornado as it crossed the highway about two hundred yards in front of us. At this point in time, we were still in a safe position between the Tornado and the RFD attached to it.

Having watched the Tornado cross the road a mere two hundred yards in front of us, I was once faced again with a decision – moving south or moving north through the RFD. I looked behind me and noticed a clearing in the RFD that I could easily punch through, and get a better overall visual of the Tornado. So essentially, that’s what I did. I turned the truck around and started driving through the RFD. Once I got through, knowing we were safe, I pulled onto a pull-off on the highway. I hopped out of the truck and carried on shooting. What I saw was one of the most incredible views I’ve ever seen!

This big dusty stovepipe Tornado was pulling dust from miles around it. It was like a scene from the movies, I knew I had to stick with this thing. I quickly hopped back in the truck and started heading south, chasing the Tornado once more! By this point, the RFD was in a position that it wasn’t obscuring our view. However, it was beginning to drop hail in our path. So now, we had to be cautious and stay as close as we could to the Tornado, without getting into the hail. Every time we would start getting into the hail, we would pull over and let it move away from us again.

By this point, the Tornado was becoming severely rain and dust-wrapped, becoming harder to see. We were driving south on the highway and happened to notice the Australians that we ran into earlier parked off to the west of the highway. We pulled in behind them and began our celebrations, we showed them our photos, and they showed us the photos they captured. We just sat there describing what we just experienced.

This was the moment that we decided to call the chase off, as we could no longer see the Tornado, due to dust and rain. It would be far too dangerous to intercept it once again. Find some of my favourite photos in the gallery below.

Wow, what a story. Thanks to Jordan for sharing his story with us. Links to Jordan’s social media outlets relating to chasing can be found below.

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Thanks for reading our first storm chasing stories article, stay tuned for the next

Tornado touched down near Copperas Cove, TX yesterday, 200 homes suffered damage

The above feature photo was captured by Angie Carswell.

Update: The National Weather Service has confirmed that there was an EF-2 near Copperas Cove this past Sunday.

Original post: Local officials have said a Tornado touched down near Copperas Cove (CC), TX yesterday damaged nearly two hundred homes in the area.

Photo credit: Chad Casey

Thankfully, no injuries were reported. The confirmed Tornado touch down at around 5:28pm on the west side of CC.

Officials stated one hundred and ninety six homes were damaged. Of those, three are uninhabitable. At this time, there is no estimate on the amount of damage.

Find videos and photos of the damage caused by this Tornado below.

As soon as the National Weather Service issued warnings for the area, CodeRed notifications were sent to residents.

We’re going to end this article on a positive quote from Gary Young, Deputy Fire Chief of Copperas Cove.

“Bottom line, no one was hurt, some property was damaged and generally we are all okay,” well said Mr Young, well said.

Read more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Texas here.

Breathtaking drone video of violent Canton, Texas Tornado

The above feature photo is a screen grab whilst watching WXChasing’s video.

Mic drop Brandon Clement of WXChasing! In the footage below, watch breathtaking drone video of the violent Canton, Texas Tornado.

The video was captured by Brandon Clement of WXChasing on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 29th May.

Clement posted the video on the official WXChasing Facebook page. Below find the cropped 4K version of the above video.

Find more videos of the Tornado below.

RELATED: Drone-tastic! Brandon Clement is taking storm chasing to new heights

Videos and photos of damage caused by this Tornado will be posted in due course.

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Large Tornado captured on camera west of Muleshoe, Texas

The above feature photo was captured by a KCBD viewer, Johnathan Bryant.

A large Tornado has been captured on camera west of Muleshoe, Texas – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Johnathan Bryant

The photo was captured by Johnathan Bryant on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 26th May.

However, KCBD meteorologist, Cary Allen posted the photo on his official Facebook account. Find more photos of this Tornado below.

Photo credit: Gil Lamb

UPDATE: Watch a video of the above mentioned Tornado below – this footage was captured by Lauren Smith.

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Tornado captured on camera west of Cotton Center, Texas

The above feature photo was captured by Steve Polley on the day the Tornado struck. Provided with permission.

Greyscale makes a nader look good! A Tornado has been captured on camera west of Cotton Center, Texas – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Steve Polley

The photo was captured by Steve Polley on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 25th May. Find another photo of the Tornado below.

Photo credit: Brandon Sullivan

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Outstanding video of two wedge Tornadoes near Booker, Texas

Watching this is better than watching porn. Watch outstanding footage of two wedge Tornadoes near Booker, Texas in the video below.

The video’s description can be read below.

“Wedge formed off to our south west by about three miles or so. We moved further up the road to get closer and watched it cross the highway about a mile from us. It roped out and then the storm recycled and dropped the second tornado.”

The video was captured by Tim aka Twitter user, JediTimbob on the day the Tornadoes struck – yesterday, 23rd May. Tim posted the video on his official YouTube account.

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Wedge Tornado captured on camera near Canadian, Texas

We just can’t get over the size of it!

A monster wedge Tornado has been captured on camera near Canadian, Texas – watch in the video below. 

The video was captured by Brandon Clement of WX Chasing on the day the Tornado struck– yesterday, 23rdMay. Find more videos of this Tornado below.

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Video of yesterday’s photogenic Tornado in Midland County, Texas

Stovepipe in the Plains! In the footage below, watch a video of yesterday’s photogenic Tornado in Midland County, Texas.

The footage above was captured near Highways 385 & 1787.

The video was captured by Twitter user, AwesomeB_man. However, the Lone Star Weather Center posted the video on their official Facebook account. 

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New photo of yesterday’s Rowena, Texas Tornado has come to light

It’s a tad blurry but you can see a wedge! A new photo of yesterday’s Rowena, Texas Tornado has come to light – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Sheldon Harrell

The photo was captured by Sheldon Harrell on the day the Tornado struck – 18th May. However, KIDY FOX San Angelo posted the photo on their official Facebook account.

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Incredible video of significant Tornado south of Rowena, TX has emerged

RELATED ARTICLE: Significant Tornado captured on camera in Runnels County, Texas

What a video! An incredible video of a significant Tornado south of Rowena, Texas has emerged online – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Morgan Haffmann today. However, Noel Rehm1 Weather posted the video on his official Facebook account.

1: Rehm is a part of the KTAB news team – in case you’re wondering.

Photogenic Tornado captured on camera near Fort Stockton, Texas

A photogenic “cone” Tornado has been captured on camera near Fort Stockton, Texas – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Tornado Trackers

The photo was captured by one of the team members of Tornado Trackers [TBC]. The photo was posted on Tornado Trackers official Twitter account around five minutes.

Find more photos of this Tornado below – once video emerges we will post it.

Photo credit: Tornado Trackers
Photo credit: Will Leverett – @312Will [Tornado east of Fort Stockton, Texas]

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes in Texas here.

Watch the moment Reed Timmer and his mum intercept multivortex Tornado in North Texas

We love this video! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums in the U.S.

In the footage below, watch the moment Reed Timmer and his mum, Susan Tolbert, intercept a multivortex Tornado in North Texas.

The description for the above video can be read below – it’s very sweet!

“HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to my incredible mom and all mother’s out there! Here is video from 4 years ago of my mom, science teacher Susan Tolbert, intercepting a multiple vortex #tornado in North TX on May 7, 2015! She is the reason I started a path of science! #moms #MothersDay

Timmer posted the video on his official Facebook account, which you can follow/like here.

Find more of our Timmer-related articles in links below:

Close up video of yesterday’s Tulia, Texas Tornado has emerged

So that’s what you can see behind the rain curtain! A close up video of yesterday’s Tulia, Texas Tornado has emerged online – watch in the video below.

The description for the video can be read below.

“Begins with satellite tornado crossing within 50 yards of our location. Extreme close up intercept of mutli-vortex tornado intercept near Tulia, TX.

You can see a drill bit tornado cross in front of the road then a satellite tornado crosses within 50 yards of our position. It then wedges out to our east.”

The video was captured by Mike Prendergast/Eric Hassfurther on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 7th May. However…

…Live Storms Media posted the video on their official YouTube account.

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Large multivortex Tornado captured on camera in Swisher County, Texas

When video emerges of this Tornado, we will post it.

WOW! A large multivortex Tornado has been captured on camera in Swisher County, Texas – Kress/Tulia to be precise – see in the photo below.

Photo credit:Mike Umscheid – @mikeumsc

The photo was captured by Mike Umscheid. Umscheid posted the photo on his official Twitter account. Find more photos of the above mentioned Tornado below.

Photo credit: Dick McGowan – @stormpics
Photo credit: OKWW – @OKWeatherWatch
Photo credit: Corey Godine – @coreygodine
Photo credit: Derek Smith
Photo credit: Brett Wright – @WxMstr

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8th June 1995 Pampa, Texas Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The sexiest nader caught on camera!

The F4/EF-4 Pampa, Texas (TX) Tornado struck during the June 1995 Tornado event. Read a brief overview on this Tornado below.

The F4/EF-4 Pampa, TX Tornado – that swept through the west side of town – is considered the costliest and most destructive in Pampa’s history.

The slow moving and sleek Tornado was on the ground for around fifteen minutes, leaving a path of destruction three miles long.

When the Tornado dissipated, dozens of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed causing almost thirty million dollars in damage.

With that being said, let’s move onto the next part of this article. In the videos below, relive the F4/EF-4 Pampa, Texas Tornado that struck on the 8th June 1995.

Multivortex-wedge Tornado captured on camera east of O’Donnell, Texas

Shaw was in the right place and at the right time.

A Multivortex-wedge Tornado has been captured on camera east of O’Donnell, Texas – Lynn County/Dawson County – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Gage Shaw on the day the wedge struck – yesterday, 5th May. However, Live Storms Media posted the video on their official YouTube account.

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Big dusty! Tornado captured on camera in Lynn County, Texas

The featured photo (which can be seen above) was captured by Jordan Carruthers.

A Tornado has been captured on camera in Lynn County, Texas – near Tahoka to be precise – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Derek Smith/Jordan Hall on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 5th May.

However, Live Storms Media posted the video on their official YouTube account. Find more videos of this Tornado below.

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That’s a wedge! Tornado captured on camera in Fayette County, Texas

It’s being reported, thankfully, no one was hurt or worse.

A Tornado has been captured on camera in Fayette County, Texas – west of La Grange to be precise – watch in the video below.

Couldn’t see it? Find a screen grab of the Tornado below.

Screen grab capture credit: NWS Austin/San Antonio

Here’s an enhanced screen grab…

The video was captured by Bonnie Haverda today. However, CBS Austin posted the video on their official Facebook account.

The Tornado caused a significant amount of destruction. Find photos and videos of damage caused by the Tornado below.

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