On Episode 34 of Tornado Talk, we detail the events of May 27, 1997. Several tornadoes are spawned by a massive supercell in Central TX. One of the most violent tornadoes on record hits part of Jarrell, TX. It is rated F5 with estimated peak winds of 260 mph. 27 people lost their lives all in one neighborhood: The Double Creek Estates. The Jarrell tornado is unique in many ways as it didn’t necessarily follow all “atmospheric rules”. How did the day unfold? Why was this event unique? What was found in the damage survey? Hear the powerful story of Jarrell. Episode 34 is on!
NWS Service Assessment of this event: https://www.weather.gov/media/publications/assessments/jarrell.pdf
SPC Overview: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/coolimg/jarrell/
Aerial Damage Survey: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/data/pdfs/ctrltx.pdf
Chase Log from Lon Curtis: https://www.stormtrack.org/library/logs/chase116.html
“Jarrell” Reprise (Lon Curtis a contributor): http://centxwx.net/Jarrell/Jarrell.htm
Images below from Lon Curtis