One last round of rain & thunderstorms is moving through the Brazos Valley tonight -- along and ahead of an approaching cold front. Winds upwards of 40mph will be possible along & ahead of this activity. The winds subside once the rain begins, however, a quick 0.25" of an inch of rain is possible and dime size hail cannot be ruled out. These storms should be south of the Brazos Valley by 2am.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Preliminary findings indicate one of the tornadoes that struck North Texas had wind gusts ranging from 136 to 165 mph.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jesse Moore said Wednesday that a twister a day earlier in Forney, about 20 miles east of Dallas, appears to have registered as an EF3. That's two categories shy of the strongest.
Moore said tornadoes in Lancaster and Arlington appeared to be EF2 twisters. The wind gusts in that category range from 111 to 135 mph.
Moore says the weather service is still surveying damage throughout the area.
As many as a dozen twisters touched down across Dallas-Fort Worth. Thousands remained without power Wednesday and hundreds of homes were severely damaged.
Officials reported more than 20 injuries, but no deaths.