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Additional Heavy Rains for Texas expanding into the Gulf Coast

Tropical Moisture streaming ahead of major hurricane Willa off the western Mexico coastline is interacting with a frontal boundary in the Gulf Coast. Locally heavy rain is possible in Texas, which could exacerbate ongoing flooding. Rain will shift farther east into the western and central Gulf Coast. Read More >

There will be a continued chance of showers south of I-20 on Tuesday, with the best chance during the morning hours. For North Texas, partly to mostly sunny skies are expected. Highs will be in the 60s to near 70 degrees. Winds will be light (around 5 mph) from the east and northeast.
Widespread rainfall is expected on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Rain will be light to moderate at times with rain totals ranging between 1/2" along the Red River Valley to near 2" across the Brazos Valley. An isolated 3" amount cannot be ruled out. Flooding of creeks, small streams and rivers will be possible. Turn around, don't drown if you come across flooded roadways.
After several rainy weekends, a rain-free weekend is forecast across North and Central Texas! Highs will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s with a few clouds across the region.

 
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Bell County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2018

 
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Bell County Graphical Tornado Data

 

Tornadoes in Bell Co. by Year


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Tornadoes in Bell Co.
by Rating


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Tornadoes in Bell Co.
by Intensity


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Tornadoes in Bell Co.
by Month


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Tornadoes in Bell Co.
by Time of Day


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Bell County Tabular Tornado Output

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Bell County Monthly Tornado Table 1950-2018
Bell County 1950s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1950 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1956 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1957 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1958 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1959 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Bell County 1960s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1960 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1964 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1966 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1968 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
 
Bell County 1970s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1970 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
1972 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
1973 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1976 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
1977 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Bell County 1980s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1980 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
1982 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
1987 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1988 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1989 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 
Bell County 1990s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1990 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1993 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1997 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Bell County 2000s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2000 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2001 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2008 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Bell County 2010s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0
 
 

Bell Co. Strong & Violent Tornado Table
(Sorted by Rating)

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
05/27/1997 F3
05/27/1997 F3
03/14/1990 F3
05/26/1976 F3
04/12/1996 F2
05/26/1976 F2
05/26/1976 F2
05/26/1976 F2
05/05/1976 F2
05/07/1975 F2
05/23/1973 F2
10/21/1972 F2
08/14/1969 F2
08/14/1969 F2
04/13/1967 F2
08/09/1965 F2
04/28/1963 F2
05/06/1955 F2
03/21/1955 F2
 

Bell Co. Strong & Violent Tornado Table
(Sorted by Date)

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
05/27/1997 F3
05/27/1997 F3
04/12/1996 F2
03/14/1990 F3
05/26/1976 F3
05/26/1976 F2
05/26/1976 F2
05/26/1976 F2
05/05/1976 F2
05/07/1975 F2
05/23/1973 F2
10/21/1972 F2
08/14/1969 F2
08/14/1969 F2
04/13/1967 F2
08/09/1965 F2
04/28/1963 F2
05/06/1955 F2
03/21/1955 F2

Bell Co. Top Months with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Month/Year Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
05/1976 6
05/1997 5
04/2008 3
05/1992 3
08/1969 3

Bell Co. Top Days with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Date Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
05/27/1997 5
05/26/1976 4
08/14/1969 3
03/21/1956 2
04/12/1996 2
04/13/1967 2
04/25/2008 2
05/06/2001 2
05/17/1992 2