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Another cool night is in store for North and Central Texas, with lows ranging from the low 40s to low 50s. High clouds will increase in coverage overnight, resulting in partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain out of the south around 10 mph.
A cold front will move through North and Central Texas on Tuesday, and will bring an end to our warming trend. Winds will shift from the south around 5-10 mph to the north around 10-15 mph as the cold front makes its way across the region. Highs will range from the mid 60s to low 70s with partly to mostly cloudy skies.
Thanksgiving Day will be sunny with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s. Winds will be west to northwest around 5 mph.
Here is the latest drought monitor, released on 11/17/17 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Note that this map is valid for the areas serviced by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. Little to no measurable rain is forecast over the next week for our area.
The fall season (September-November) has been dry throughout much of North and Central Texas. Without additional precipitation before the end of November, Waco's autumn tally of 2.95" will rank among the top 10 driest on record. At DFW Airport, only 3.40" of rain has fallen since the beginning of September, more than 6 inches below the normal value for the entire fall season.

 
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Bell County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2017

 
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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 1950-2017
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
 
 

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