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Powerful Storm to Impact Eastern Third of U.S. this weekend.

A developing storm system will bring a myriad of significant impacts this weekend. Heavy snow up to 18 inches from the Ohio Valley to the Northeast, and ice up to a quarter of an inch is forecast in places. Heavy rain may cause flash flooding from the Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic. Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible in the Deep South. Read More >

Overview
Thunderstorms developed over Northeast Texas during the afternoon of April 13, 2014. Damage was reported near Pittsburg, TX. A survey team from the National Weather Service office in Shreveport investigated the damage and viewed video taken by a bank security camera. The team determined that an EF0 tornado occurred just north of Pittsburg. Estimated peak wind speeds were around 70-75 mph.

TOTAL TORNADO COUNT = 1

EF0 = 1
 
TOR. # START POINT END
POINT
RATING PEAK WIND START TIME END TIME LENGTH/
WIDTH
FATALITIES/
INJURIES
REMARKS
#1  2 miles N of Pittsburg, Camp County, TX 2 miles N of Pittsburg, Camp County, TX EF0 70-75 mph 3:46pm CDT 3:47pm CDT 500 yards/
25 yards
None A few businesses along Highway 271 were damaged. A number of billboard signs were damaged and a few businesses sustained roof and wall damage. A local bank captured video of the small tornado with its outside security system.
Tornado just north of Pittsburg, TX Tornado just north of Pittsburg, TX
Photos of the tornado just north of Pittsburg, TX. Courtesy of Byron Beene.

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