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It'll be warmer today as mostly sunny skies (except across East Texas) with highs in the upper 60s and 70s. Winds will be light and northerly, except across the Big Country where winds may become southerly late in the day.
Low rain chances return to the forecast late tonight into Friday morning. Most areas will likely remain dry, but there could be a few showers or sprinkles across parts of the area. Overnight low temperatures will fall into the 40s and 50s.

 
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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
 
 

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