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Extreme Fire Weather Threat in Southern California; Chilly Weather for Much of U.S.; Heavy Rain in South Plains

Cold, Canadian air will cause Santa Ana winds to develop across southern California for extreme fire weather threats early this week, and critical Fire Weather threats through mid-week. This cold air is also plunging much of the U.S. below to much below normal temperatures, especially, across the High Plains. Heavy rains continue across the South Plains as moist air rides over this cold front. 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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