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Elevated Fire Weather Threats for California; Cold Across Upper Midwest with Snow in Central Rockies

Unfortunately, elevated fire weather threats return this weekend for parts of California, as gusty offshore winds increase. Meanwhile, a large cold dome of surface high pressure will keep high temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average across the Upper Midwest and down the High Plains. Also, heavy snowfall is expected from Wyoming into northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska. Read More >

Overview
The National Weather Service conducted a damage survey in an around the Arp, TX, area on Wednesday February 6th, 2008. The result of the damage survey show that an EF1 tornado with winds of 90-100 mph touched down 1 mile northeast of Arp and traveled along a path approximately 100 yards wide and 1 mile long.

TOTAL TORNADO COUNT = 1

EF1 = 1
 
TOR. # START POINT END
POINT
RATING PEAK WIND LENGTH/
WIDTH
FATALITIES/
INJURIES
REMARKS
#1 1 mile NE of Arp, Smith County, TX 2 miles NE of Arp, Smith County, TX EF1 90-100 mph 1 mile/
100 yard
None Several trees were uprooted and/or snapped at a farm house and a large 100x60 foot barn was completely destroyed.
Radar loop
Radar loop.
     
Map of the tornado track
Map of the storm track.
 
Large barn destroyed
Large barn destroyed with debris scattered. The barn was fairly new lumber with 3-inch nail.
 
Debris field
Broader look at the debris field looking east.
 
 
Debris in trees and tree limbs downed
Debris was scattered in trees and large limbs were ripped off.
 
 
Debris blown into trees
More debris blown into trees.
 
Trees uprooted and power lines downed
Looking east at the house with a large tree uprooted, trees were also down to the left and right. Power lines were also downed, which sparked a grass fire..
 
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