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Snow Will Persist in the Northeast and Great Lake States

Heavy Lake Effect snow will continue to the lee of the Great Lakes for the next couple of days. Snow will also return to the Northeast by Tuesday as another front moves in. Bitter cold wind chills can be expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Freezing temperatures will even impact central Florida. Meanwhile, elevated fire weather conditions will persist in southern California. Read More >

December 27 2014 TORNADOES


Local Storm Reports
SPC Storm Reports for December 27 2014
Preliminary Tyler County Report
Preliminary Jasper County Report

Event Summary

Conditions became favorable for a long lived strong to severe storm to track along the intersection of a warm front and cold front (triple point low) across southeast Texas andwestern Louisiana. This storm produced at least two tornadoes in Tyler and JasperCounties.

Severe Storm Setup


Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Path Length Path Width
Tyler County
4 W Spurger to 2 NW Spurger

2:00 pm -
2:06 pm

EF-1 Tornado

none 4 miles 50 yards
Jasper County
4 SSE Jasper to 4 SE Jasper
2:35 pm -
2:39 pm

EF-1 Tornado

none 2 miles 150 yards











Map of the Surveyed Damage 

Event track imageLegend


 Radar Imagery 


Radar Image Around the Time of Tyler County Tornado

Radar image near the time of the tornado in Tyler County at 2:05 PM.

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Image Around the Time of Jasper County Tornado

Radar image near the time of the tornado in Jasper County at 2:37 PM.

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Animation of the storms

Radar animation of the storm progression from 1:49 PM to 2:42 PM.

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