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BLOG: Severe Weather Recap

By: KBTX Weather Staff Email
By: KBTX Weather Staff Email

4:00 PM (Sat, Apr 14):
Kristie Manley provides photos of storm damage off Hwy 36 N, in Brenham.

Storm Damage from Brenham 1
Storm Damage from Brenham 2

2:00 AM (Sat, Apr 14):
All watches that were in effect for the Brazos Valley were allowed to expire well ahead of their original expiration times. While storms left widespread damage through much of North Texas (see below), the Brazos Valley registered only two official reports of severe weather, which is certainly a big relief. Northerly winds will bring a cooler air mass into the Brazos Valley Saturday, which will lead to an excellent weekend. Enjoy it, and feel free to post any questions or comments you may have concerning any weather events or reports from Friday.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather

1:50 AM (Sat, Apr 14):
KTVT-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth released footage of some widespread damage throughout North Texas on Friday.

RAW VIDEO: Church Roof Blown Off (North Texas)
RAW VIDEO: Storm Damage (North Texas)
RAW VIDEO: Overturned Trailers (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

In addition, preliminary reports from the Storm Prediction Center indicate the following for Friday, April 13, 2007:

- 2 Tornado Reports in Haskell and Tarrant counties (North Texas).
- 7 Damaging Wind Reports (which includes a report from Madison county).
- 82 Large Hail Reports (which includes a report from Washington county).

1:05 AM (Sat, Apr 14):
The National Weather Service has canceled the Tornado Watch for the Brazos Valley (originally scheduled to expire at 2:00 a.m.).

12:55 AM (Sat, Apr 14):
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Lee county until 6:00 p.m., Saturday evening.

12:30 AM (Sat, Apr 14):
The National Weather Service recently canceled the Tornado Watch for Leon, Milam, and Robertson counties (originally scheduled to expire at 2:00 a.m.). Again, the watch has been canceled for Leon, Milam, and Robertson counties.

12:30 AM (Sat, Apr 14):
The National Weather Service is reporting that the Madison County Sheriff's Department indicated trees down on FM 2346, eastbound, towards Midway. Burton officials also reported large hail in Washington county.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather

12:00 AM (Sat, Apr 14):
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Trinity county until 12:45 a.m., Saturday morning.

11:35 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
Bob just confirmed with Rusty at Kyle Field...Midnight Yell WILL TAKE PLACE. If this changes for any reason, we'll update you.

- Steve Fullhart, News 3

11:12 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Houston, Madison and Walker Counties until 12 AM, Saturday.

11:00 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Washington and Austin Counties until 11:45 PM, Friday.

10:55 pm (Fri, Apr 13):
Bob French just got off the phone with Rusty over at Kyle Field. He'll be calling back in another 10 minutes, but Midnight Yell is TENTATIVELY still a go. A final determination still has not been made, but the belief at this moment is that the event will go on. We'll see if Mother Nature is kind to Aggieland.

- Steve Fullhart, News 3

10:40 pm (Fri, Apr 13):
A strong thunderstorm will continue to push through Robertson county through 11:30 p.m.

10:25 pm (Fri, Apr 13):
Texas A&M officials have been constantly in contact with News 3's weather team as they try to determine whether Midnight Yell will happen this evening. Rusty with A&M says he is at Kyle Field at the moment, and will be calling back soon for the latest updates.

A final determination on whether the event will happen is going to be made by 11 p.m., that according to Dean Bresciani, A&M's vice president for student affairs.

- Steve Fullhart, News 3

9:50 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Lee county until 10:45 PM, Friday, for damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

9:40 pm (Fri, Apr 13):
After another analysis, storm system is speeding up a bit. A dryline is pushing into west Texas and that's helping to push thunderstorm activity through the state. Rain still expected to pick up a bit in Bryan/College Station by 10:00 p.m., however, no severe weather warning are in effect and the overall strength of storms continue go down.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather

9:20 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
The Associated Press is reporting at least one person is dead in North Texas as a result of this evening's storms. Fort Worth fire officials say a pile of lumber fell on a man, killing him. Five others have reportedly been injured from flying glass at a grocery store.

- Steve Fullhart, News 3

9:10 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
The storms pushing across Central Texas, and now the western portions of the Brazos Valley, are showing signs of weakening. A larger complex of storms continue to develop near San Antonio, where Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are being issued. No warnings are in effect for the Brazos Valley at this time, however, you can expect the rain to pick up in Bryan/College Station by 10:00 p.m.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather

8:37 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
Updated analysis indicate that storms will affect Milam and Lee counties by 9:00 p.m. No warnings are in effect at this time.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather

8:23 PM (Fri, Apr 13)
Over the past 30 minutes, a general decrease in the intensity of storms is being noticed over Central Texas. The amount of severe thunderstorm warnings in effect have decreased substantially, however, severe storms are still possible as this activity continues to push eastward and into the Brazos Valley. Storms will start to affect Milam and Lee counties by 9:30 p.m.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather

7:48 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
Preliminary reports indicate at least two injuries in North Texas.

7:35 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
Several Severe Thunderstorm WARNINGS are in effect for counties in Central Texas. We are also seeing several Tornado WARNINGS which are now being issued for several intense storms in South Central Texas, well west of Austin and San Antonio.

7:32 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
Considerable storm damage reported in Haltom City, near Ft. Worth in North Texas.

7:15 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
Several reports out of north Texas have indicated storm damage in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, including tornado sightings, large hail reports, power outages, and building damage. A line of thunderstorms have developed in Central Texas and this line will continue to push eastward and affect the Brazos Valley by 10:00 p.m. A Tornado Watch remains in effect for the Brazos Valley until 2:00 a.m.


Tornado Watch until 2:00 a.m., Saturday morning.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather

5:05 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
A preliminary report from the Storm Prediction Center indicated a brief Tornado touchdown 9 miles northwest of Haskell in North Texas. Also, as of 5:00 p.m., 3 storms have produced wind damage and 23 storms have produced hail from North Texas, through Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather

4:30 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
A Tornado Watch has been issued for much of North Texas. If you're traveling north, towards Waco, or Dallas/Ft. Worth, keep in mind that this watch is in effect through midnight, Saturday morning.

Tornado Watch #135, Storm Prediction Center

4:30 PM (Fri, Apr 13):
After an afternoon analysis, the threat for severe thunderstorms has been increased to a "high risk" for the northeastern quadrant of Texas. We remain under a "moderate risk" for severe thunderstorms in the Brazos Valley. Breaks in cloud cover, over Central Texas, has allowed the sun to come out, which is actually de-stabilizing an already unstable atmosphere. A dry line is pushing across west Texas and this boundary will continue to be the focal point for more thunderstorm development. Storms could start to affect the Brazos Valley Friday evening. Continue to stay with News 3 for the latest.

- Rodney Harris, News 3 Weather


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