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.

Photo captures Rockwall, Texas Tornado and a teacher’s heroic actions

With only minutes to go before the end of day on the next-to-last day at Hays Elementary in Rockwall, Texas, excited students and their teachers were forced to take action as severe storms moved into the area this past Wednesday afternoon – 29th May.

Students and their teachers were told to go immediately into shelter mode as a Tornado approached them. However, fourth-grade teacher Megan Parson knew there was a number of parents still outside in the carpool lane.

Parson said was one of a number of teachers that alerted the parents.

Parson told NBC Washington that the teachers were “knocking on windows, we’re running down the side walk and we’re telling them you need to come in. You need to seek shelter”.

Parson continued by stating she did her best to wave out those at the end of the line. However, when she couldn’t get their attention, she decided her only option was to run towards them.

The fourth-grade teacher was captured in a photo sprinting barefoot, her red kimono flying in the wind, as a Tornado swirled in the background. The photo appears to show the teacher racing the Tornado, which she didn’t even know was just a few miles away.

In the days since the event, the photo has been shared hundreds of times by people far and wide – hailing the teacher a hero. Which we firmly agree with! However, looking back at it, Parson suggests her cape was simply a kimono and her actions, were simply her job.

You’re a hero in our opinion Mrs Parson! We highly recommend you read the rest of NBC Washington’s article on the photo here. Video coming soon.

The Rockwall, Texas Tornado was rated an EF-0 by the National Weather Service.

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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ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE! Night-time Tornado captured on camera west of Earth, Texas

Mic drop Nate Weikal! This is absolutely incredible video. The above feature photo is a screen grab taken whilst watching Weikal’s video.

Nature’s fury on display at night! A night-time Tornado has been captured on camera west of Earth, Texas – watch in the video1 below.

Video credit: Nate Weikal

1: no sound, per chasers request.

The video was captured by Nate Weikal on the day the Tornado struck – last night, yesterday, 26th May. Weikal posted the video on his Facebook account.

We love this video so much, below find a few more screen grabs from the above footage.

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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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Police searching for “storm chaser” who pulled gun on farmers

Update #2: A statement from the subject involved in the incident has now posted a statement via his Facebook account – read below.

“So I was involved in an altercation in Roberts County, Texas last night. I was under the impression that if you don’t want somebody trespassing, you have signs, which I always watch for. 

A rancher from the area pulled up to me and flatly said “GET OUT”. I then proceeded to tell him that I didn’t see any “no trespassing” signs, and at that point he got out of his vehicle with a fireman, to which prompted me to get mine. 

Huge misunderstanding, I’ve talked with the Roberts County Sheriff on the phone, and we came to an understanding. I will be getting a trespass citation, but otherwise it has been take of.”

Screen grab credit: Jacob Terrell

Update: Minutes ago, we exclusively received a statement from Roberts County Sheriff, Dana Miller in regards to the incident.  

“We received a call about 5:20pm from the ranch manager of Mesa Vista Ranch, owned by T. Boone Pickens, that a trespasser was on the ranch.The trespasser was three miles into the ranch and had to pass multiple No Trespassing signs to be in that location.

The Ranch Manager, Keith Boone, approached the vehicle and asked the trespasser to leave, the trespasser pulled a gun on Mr. Boone.The vehicle was described as a Chevy Trailblazer with Kansas plates 784EBP with a yellow light on top and storm chaser decals. 

The subject was described as a man with a dark beard and a baseball cap on. The trespasser said he was going to call the Sheriff. The Ranch Manager said he would do it for him because he works with the Sheriff’s Office Storm Spotting, with the Volunteer Fire Department, and has a good working relationship with us. 

The spotter went down another road and the Manager approached him again and the spotter told him that he was “tired of messing with these Red Neck Mother Fu**ing Farmers and Ranchers”. The Ranch Manager them explained to the trespasser that he also had a gun and it was bigger than the trespassers. That is when the man decided to leave.”

Miller told us that subject involved was not apprehended – so keep an eye out. Christopher Homen is the deputy sheriff you see in the video below – original post.  

Original post: The above featured photo was captured Pike as the deputy sheriff talked to chasers.

Details are vague at this time, we await a press release from the relevant authorities – including an affidavit. At this time, all we’re going to write about is what we know.

Police are searching for a “storm chaser” who pulled a gun on farmers yesterday while chasing severe weather in the southern Plains – Texas to be precise.  

This story was first brought to our attention by a fellow chaser and good friend, Emily Pike, when she posted the following photo on her Facebook account  

Pike then went live on her Facebook account to talk about the above-mentioned scenario;

AGAIN, THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY.

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Night-time wedge Tornado captured on camera near the TX/OK state line

No words needed! A night-time wedge Tornado has been captured on camera near the Texas/Oklahoma state line – near Follett, Texas to be precise – watch in the video below.

Watch the video on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTP0xrn2PgU or subscribe to Val and Amy on YouTube here.

The video was captured by KWTV News 9’s Val and Amy Castor on the day the Tornado struck – last night, yesterday, 23rd May.

Find one more video and photos of the Tornado below – when more emerge, we will post them.

The same storm which spawned the above mentioned Tornado, then produced another monster night-time Tornado in Slapout/Laverne, Oklahoma.

We will be producing an article on that Tornado in the coming hour.

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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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Tornado captured on camera in Cottle County, Texas

The feature photo was captured by Craig Hilts on the day the Tornado struck – provided with permission.

First of the day! A Tornado has been captured on camera in Cottle County, Texas – east of Paducah, to be precise – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Craig Hilts

The photo was captured by Craig Hilts today. Hilts posted the photo on his Twitter account around twenty five minutes ago.

Find more photos of this Tornado and the second one that touched down below… 

Photo credit: Daniel Alrick
Photo credit: Rich Hamel
Photo credit: @hailnoeric
Photo credit: Matt Chow

Photos of the second Tornado in the area can be found below.

Photo credit: Ryan Shepard
Photo credit: Jake Thompson

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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National Weather Service confirms that a Tornado touched down in San Angelo, TX

The feature photo was captured by Jason Hill via his drone when he flew it later on in the day of the Tornado – 18th May.

The National Weather Service (NWS) office (branch) in San Angelo has confirmed that a Tornado struck the city of San Angelo, Texas on Saturday morning.

It has been reported that the Tornado was at least an EF-2.

The assistant Fire Chief of San Angelo reported that the Fire Department of the city conducted at least one rescue in relation to the Tornado after it struck.

Photo credit: Jason Hill – captured via drone.

At around 4:30am on Saturday, the San Angelo Fire Department was dispatched to a collapsed structure on the campus of the West Texas Boys Ranch – Tankersley.

A young male was trapped beneath the collapsed structure.

Firefighters were able to free the male from the debris of the collapsed structure. The male was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Photo credit: Jason Hill – captured via drone.

At least forty people had to be evacuated due to concerns over downed power lines. Those people are being housed at a shelther at the First United Methodist Church of San Angelo.

A resident of San Angelo was first aware of the Tornado when she heard an emergency alert come over her phone. We’re hoping the sirens went off!

The women told KTXS 12 that she hid in the closet with her family and also said that the Tornado sounded like a train. Our question is, did the sirens go off?

A car was thrown into a house in the city, however nobody was injured as a result of the event. Thank goodness.

Photo credit: KTXS

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

Photo credit: Tim L. Vasquez – find more of Vasquez’s incredible photos here.

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Tornado captured on camera south of Lowake, Texas

A Tornado has been captured on camera south of Lowake, Texas – three miles south to be precise – see in photo below.

Photo credit: John Kellermeier

The photo was captured by John Kellermeier 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.

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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.

Significant Tornado captured on camera in Runnels County, Texas

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

A significant Tornado has been captured on camera in Runnels County, Texas – near
Ballinger area to be precise – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Lizette Paceley today. Paceley posted the video on her official Facebook account around an hour ago.

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

UPDATE: It is being reported via Nolan County Skywarn’s official Facebook account that a house was demolished off of FM 2111 with possible injury.

UPDATE #2: A new shot of above mentioned Tornado has emerged online – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Teresa Bell

Find more photos of the above Tornado below – including Rowena 

Photo credit: TBC