Path length: 5.1 miles
Width: 1760 yards
There was one tornado confirmed on December 1, 1953. It hit south of Seguin, TX. Per the Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS), 7 homes were destroyed and another 7 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 1 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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