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Rain Continues in Texas; Temperature Anomalies Continue

Showers and storms capable of producing localized flooding will persist across Texas through the weekend, with a focus of heavy rainfall along the middle and southern Texas coast. Heavy rain, at times, in central Texas will exacerbate ongoing flooding. Near record low daily high temperatures continue across the East and South, while the West remain warmer than average. Read More >

Overview
The National Weather Service in Shreveport conducted damage surveys across portions of Northeast Texas from storms which occurred on Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24, 2010. The survey teams have concluded that three EF0 tornadoes touched down on Sunday, October 24. Other damage reports, which were received from various parts of the Four State Region, were determined to be the result of straight-line winds from storms which occurred on both Saturday and Sunday.

TOTAL TORNADO COUNT = 3

EF0 = 3
 
TOR. # START POINT RATING PEAK WIND START TIME END TIME LENGTH/
WIDTH
REMARKS
#1  North of Daingerfield, Morris County, TX EF0 60-65 mph 3:30pm CDT 3:34pm CDT 3 miles/
75 yards
This tornado began north of Daingerfield along CR 4105, where a large oak tree was damaged and other small to mid-sized limbs were broken out of nearby trees. The tornado continued east into western Cass County along CR 2855 damaging trees and littering the ground with limbs. The tornado lifted along CR 2855 in Cass County. No structures were damaged.
#2 North of Mount Vernon, Franklin County, TX EF0 60-65 mph 6:15pm CDT 6:16pm CDT 0.25 mile/
50 yards
This tornado touched down north of Mount Vernon. An eyewitness reported seeing the tornado on the ground in an open area north-northwest of Mount Vernon, and there were numerous reports of funnel clouds from that area. Only a few trees sustained damage in the are between Hwy 37 and CR 1030. The tornado lifted before crossing Hwy 37.
#3 Near Cookville,
Titus/Morris County Line, TX
EF0 65-70 mph 6:47pm CDT 6:49pm CDT 0.75 mile/
75 yards
This tornado began along Hwy 67 and CR 3325. Two large trees were snapped along the north side of the highway and other small limbs were also downed. A fence sustained minor damage from one of the large trees which fell near Hwy 67. The tornado continued northeast, crossing CR 3314 in Morris County knocking down numerous mid-sized and large limbs before lifting north of CR 3314.
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This survey data is preliminary and subject to change as more information becomes available.  Road accessibility and inconsistencies between mapping and GPS software may limit the accuracy of the tracks plotted on this map. Line widths are not representative of actual tornado widths.  The information plotted on this map is intended for general reference use only.

For official post-storm information, use 
Storm Data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
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