Path length: 5.1 miles
Width: 1760 yards
SPC coordinates: Start: 29.5 / -97.93 End: 29.53 / -97.87
Corrected coordinates based on damage reports:
Start: 29.450937/-97.963269 End: 29.621665/-97.914792
There was one tornado confirmed on December 1, 1953. It hit south of Seguin, TX. Per the Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS), seven homes were destroyed and another seven were damaged. Some discrepancies to point out: SPC has an F3 rating. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes lists an F2 rating. SPC and CDNS have a one mile width while Grazulis has a width of 100 yards. All sources reported 10 injuries with this event. Newspaper articles at the time had reports of up to 100 injuries – most of them minor. Only one person had to go to the hospital. Grazulis also notes this was a “hopping tornado”.
We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the December 1953 Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:
- SPC/NCDC have a 5.1 mile path length.
- Grazulis and Storm Data have a length at 5 miles.
- Grazulis has a width at 100 yards.
- Remaining sources have a width at 1 mile (1760 yards).
- Grazulis has an F2 rating.
- SPC/NCDC have an F3 rating.
Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 975.
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