13marAll DayBarstow (Ward County, TX)


Start Time:  8:13 pm CDT 

End Time: 8:14 pm CDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length:  0.47 miles

Width: 20 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County: Ward

State:  Texas

Start Lat/Lon: 31.47454 / -103.41425

End Lat/Lon: 31.47694 / -103.40575

Note: The coordinates were not provided by the NWS. We estimated the lat/lon based on the start and end locations given in the Public Information Statement.

Minimal damage due to a tornado occurred approximately 1.5 miles northwest of Barstow.  A tornado briefly touched down at the intersection of county road 140 and 145, snapping a utility pole before moving east-northeast and hitting an RV park. Damage at the park included flipping a trailer on its side, damaging a pickup truck,  and causing light damage to three other trailers.  Wind speeds were  estimated at 100 mph from the damage observed by the NWS survey team which helped classify the tornado as an EF-1.  In addition to the damaged observed by the survey team, spotters and the public provided visual evidence that a tornado occurred.


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