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12aprAll DayFredericksburg (Gillespie County, TX)

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Start Time: 4:40 am CDT 

End Time: 4:56 am CDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length: 11.68 miles

Width: 150 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Gillespie

State:  Texas

Start Lat/Lon:  30.3007 / -98.8248

End Lat/Lon:  30.3729 / -98.6498


The damage survey is compiled from radar data, storm reports, and the help of Gillespie County Emergency Management and Willow City Fire and Rescue. It appears that the tornado first touched ground at approximately 440 AM on Sunday April 12 near the Beyer feed store on the north side of Fredericksburg on Highway 16. The tornado moved northeast and produced tree damage and took down a power line off Knopp School Road and Quail Run. From aerial images, there is significant tree damage in about a 150 yard wide path extending to Koennecke-Eckhardt road. The tornado continued on the ground moving northeast where it crossed Herber Shaffer Road. Tree and roof damage is seen at a residence on FM 1631 before it appears to have dissipated just a short time later as it crossed Wahrmund Ahrens road at approximately 456 AM. The highest estimated wind speed is 100 mph, rating it as an EF1 tornado.


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