National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A crisp cold morning will give way to sunny and pleasant conditions this afternoon. High temperatures will range from the lower 60s across the eastern counties to the lower 70s across the west. Calm winds will become light southerly by this afternoon.
Dry and mostly clear conditions are expected Thursday evening into Friday. It will be chilly with evening temperatures in the 50s, falling into the lower-middle 40s by sunrise Friday morning.By Friday afternoon, breezy and warmer conditions with highs in the 70s, except in the lower 80s far west.
Dry conditions will continue throughout the remainder of the holiday weekend. A weak cold front will move through Saturday and bring brief breezy conditions, but temperatures will remain near or above normal. Otherwise, the dry airmass will result in cool nights in the 40s area-wide, with lower 50s in immediate urban areas. Highs will be mainly in the 70s, except upper 60s near the Red River on Sunday. No travel impacts expected!
With below-normal rainfall over the past several weeks, drought conditions have expanded across North and Central Texas. There is little/no measurable rain expected into at least early next week.
We will have pleasant fall weather today across the region, but Thanksgiving weather hasn't always been so nice. Here are some interesting Thanksgiving weather historical weather information: The hottest: 88 degrees on November 25, 1965. The coldest: 21 degrees on November 30, 1911. The wettest: 3.09 inches of rain on November 26, 1944. Wintry Precipitation: Occurred only in two years: November 25, 1993 (Freezing rain and sleet) and November 22, 2007 (A wintry mix of sleet and snow) Roughly 20 percent (18 percent) of our Thanksgivings have had measurable precipitation.
We will have pleasant fall weather today across the region, but Thanksgiving weather hasn't always been so nice. Here are some interesting Thanksgiving weather historical weather information for Waco: The hottest: 84 degrees on November 24, 1910 and November 23, 1967. The coldest: 19 degrees on November 30, 1911. The wettest: 1.24 inches of rain on November 27, 1958. Nearly 1/4 of our Thanksgivings have had measurable precipitation: 27 out of 115.

 
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Ellis County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2017

 
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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.
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Ellis County Tabular Tornado Output

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Ellis County Monthly Tornado Table 1950-2017
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
 
 

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