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Stormy Western U.S.

An active and complex weather pattern is in store this weekend through next week, as multiple storms track from West Coast to East Coast. The activity starts today as a vigorous system moves through north-central California into the Intermountain West with rain, perhaps a few thunderstorms and heavy mountain snow. This system will move into the Upper Midwest tomorrow with a swath of heavy snow. Read More >

Damage Survey from Smith County


Location / Time of event: Smith County, 1/3/09 1:12-1:14 pm
Beginning Point: 4 WNW Stringer
Ending Point: 4 NW Stringer
Rating: EF1 maximum estimated wind speed at 90 mph
Path Length: 1 mile
Maximum Width: 175 yd
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Summary of Damages: Several hardwood and softwood trees uprooted and one softwood tree snapped. Three chicken houses had some of the roof blown off and one had a section that collapsed. The roofing material of the chicken houses was blown downwind for the length of the tornado. Three houses received minor damage to the roofs including shingles blown off and gutters damaged. A window was blown in at one house. Several fences were blown over and a large carport/shed was destroyed.