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It'll be hot and humid across North and Central Texas on Thursday. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees across Central Texas. Heat Index values will climb into the 102 to 107 degree range. Remember to exercise your heat safety rules: Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous outdoor activities during peak heating! Ensure that you check up on the disabled and elderly! Check the backseat for pets and small children and NEVER leave them in vehicles unattended!
Near normal temperatures with highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s will continue on Friday and into the weekend. Other than some slight shower and thunderstorm chances near the Red River, partly cloudy skies can be expected. On Sunday Night, rain and thunderstorm chances may increase north of a Stephenville to Emory line as a cold front moves into the Southern Plains.
As the heat and humidity returns once again, be sure to practice heat safety wherever you are!
Drought-parched soils soaked up much of the recent rainfall, but runoff added water to many area lakes. The one-week change in lake level (August 8 to 15) is shown in inches. If the change was less than 1/2 inch, "no change" is listed. The percent of conservation is based on the current water volume in the lake.

 
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Ellis County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2018

 
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Ellis County Graphical Tornado Data

 

Tornadoes in Ellis Co. by Year


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Tornadoes in Ellis Co.
by Rating


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Tornadoes in Ellis Co.
by Intensity


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Tornadoes in Ellis Co.
by Month


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Tornadoes in Ellis Co.
by Time of Day


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Ellis County Tabular Tornado Output

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Ellis County Monthly Tornado Table 1950-2018
Ellis 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
1957 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1958 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1959 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Ellis County 1960s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1960 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1963 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1969 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Ellis 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 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1972 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
1976 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1977 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Ellis 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1982 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
1984 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Ellis County 1990s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1990 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1994 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1995 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
 
Ellis County 2000s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2005 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Ellis County 2010s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2010 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
2011 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
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
 
 

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

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
05/26/1976 F4
12/26/2015 EF3
03/26/1961 F3
11/22/1983 F2
10/24/1975 F2
04/28/1971 F2
04/28/1971 F2
04/21/1958 F2
08/14/1956 F2
 

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

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
12/26/2015 EF3
11/22/1983 F2
05/26/1976 F4
10/24/1975 F2
04/28/1971 F2
04/28/1971 F2
03/26/1961 F3
04/21/1958 F2
08/14/1956 F2

Ellis Co. Top Months with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Month/Year Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
04/2002 4
04/1995 3
12/2015 3
03/2004 2
04/1971 2

Ellis Co. Top Days with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Date Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
04/16/2002 4
12/26/2015 3
03/04/2004 2
04/19/1995 2
04/25/1994 2
04/28/1971 2
05/09/1993 2
05/20/2010 2