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Gallion EF-0 Tornado (Hale County)
  April 14, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
8.72 miles
Maximum Path Width:
220 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 NE Gallion
at 126 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 E Cedarville
at 135 am


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in southern Hale County north of Gallion and determined it was the result of a tornado with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

The tornado touched down on the south side of E Z Street just south of U.S. Highway 80 and moved northeast where high winds knocked over a trailer at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The tornado continued northeast across Gallion Road where it caused timber damage and ripped most of the metal roofing and sides off of a large metal shed. Timber damage continued as it moved northeast, impacting portions of Davis and Hall Roads. A home just west of Hall Road suffered minor damage to shingles and overhangs while a home on the north end of Hall Road was impacted by a falling tree that resulted in roof damage on nearly a quarter of the east side of the home. A large shed between Hall Road and Highway 69 lost nearly all of its metal roof. North of the damaged shed, a home suffered minor siding damage. The tornado then moved more north of east, causing timber damage as it crossed Highway 69 and destroying a shed along with damaging another larger shed. Notable timber damage was observed north and northeast of this point as the tornado moved east of Highway 69 into uninhabited and inaccessible areas. Tornado damage was evident from Prairie Oaks Ranch located on Pecan Road. The tornado caused damage to several trees on the property and some fencing along Cat Bottom Road. The tornado moved northeast across open fields with timber damage along a tree line found along County Road 10. The tornado tracked northeast across County Road 9 where it ripped some metal tin off of a barn and caused additional tree damage. The tornado moved across open fields until it impacted portions of a tree line along a farm road just west of Highway 9. Additional timber damage was found further north along County Road 9 as the tornado turned more northeast. The tornado caused sporadic tree damage before lifting just south of County Road 16.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation just before the tornado lifted.
Images are from KBMX at 135 am.


Damage Photo
  Barn Destroyed
Damage Photo
  Roof Damage