This summary looks back at an estimated F3 tornado from February 14, 1908.Β  It moved 5 miles through Smith County, TX, right through Tyler during the early morning.Β  Information for this event came from the following resources:

  • Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes
  • Newspaper articles via newspapers.com

Here are the stats on this event from Thomas Grazulis:

Hit at 0350 local time. Β There were 15 injuries and four fatalities. The path length was 5 miles and the width 50 yards. Rating: Β F3.

Details from Grazulis:

  • Moved NE from 3 miles SW of Tyler to north edge of town.
  • Approximately 14 homes “torn apart” in the SW residential area of Tyler.
  • One death and many injuries in a home in this area.
  • It moved diagonally across town.Β 
  • Five other small homes were destroyed.
  • Three members of one family were killed in one of those homes.
  • Clothes from that home were found three miles away.

Tornado Path

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Since we don’t have official coordinates, I used the information from Thomas Grazulis to map the tornado track. Β He stated the tornado moved from 3 miles SW of Tyler in Smith County, through the heart of town and ended in the north edge of town.Β  Estimated 5 path length of 5 miles.Β Β 

Note: Β Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Newspaper Clippings

Sources:

newspapers.com

Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 712.

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