National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Light winds and relative humidity values near 100 percent in the vicinity of a slow-moving warm front have caused visibilities to drop. A Dense Fog Advisory has therefore been issues for the gray- shaded area, where visibilities will occasionally fall to a quarter mile or less. Conditions should improve early Saturday morning as an upper level disturbance approaches ans scattered showers develop. The Advisory may be adjusted depending on the movement of the front.
There will be a threat for strong to severe storms starting Saturday morning as a line develops across our western counties. The initial threat will be from large hail, but as the line moves east and encounters increasing surface-based instability with a little surface heating, the threat for damaging winds and even a few tornadoes will increase.
A Flood Watch is in effect through noon Saturday for much of North Texas. Additional rainfall accumulations of one to three inches can be expected through Saturday morning, with locally higher amounts possible. Soils are saturated across North Texas, and any additional rainfall will result in rapid runoff, likely leading to flooding.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms will linger tonight (Friday night) with a continued threat for heavy rainfall and flooding. Therefore, the Flood Watch will remain in effect tonight and continue through midday Saturday north of a line from Canton to Stephenville. Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid 30s in the northwest to some 60s in the southeast.
A line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop Saturday morning out west and march eastward across the area into the afternoon and early-evening hours. Best chance for severe weather will be to the northwest during the morning hours and will shift to the eastern counties in the afternoon and evening.
Join us to our next SKYWARN Class on Saturday February 24th from 9 AM through 4 PM in Denton, TX. . We will host both Basic and Advanced classes at the Texas Woman's University (Margo Jones Performance Hall). Classes are FREE and there is no registration needed. We will see you there!

 
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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
 
 

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