Ebene News – United States – National weather service confirms tornado hit Corsicana on Wednesday morning

The twister hit the city around 10:40 am and damaged trees and roofs of some mobile homes, according to the weather service Photos and videos posted online showed the aftermath

In a storm damage report shared online, the Navarro County Emergency Management Office said the area affected by the tornado was approximately 100 meters wide and 600 meters long Thirteen mobile homes were damaged, along with two other homes that were hit by fallen trees, the office said. The storm also broke trees up to 28 inches in diameter

The strength of the tornado and its maximum wind speed had not been determined by mid-afternoon on Wednesday, the weather service said.

Most of northern Texas saw only light rain on Wednesday, and although no tornado watches or warnings were issued by the Weather Service for the Corsicana area, the risk of storms with strong to damaging winds were forecast for the region

While inclement weather and tornadoes are more common in the spring, tornadoes can occur throughout the year in North Texas During the period 1880-2020, North Texas recorded 72 tornadoes in the month of December, according to weather service data

The most prominent North Texas tornadoes in December hit December 26, 2015 That night, a dozen tornadoes tore through the area, including an EF-4 tornado that damaged approximately 2,000 homes in Dallas and Rockwall counties Thirteen people were killed in storms that night

Jesus Jimenez, editor Jesus Jimenez started working for The Dallas Morning News in 2018 He currently covers the weather and how the climate affects Dallas-Fort Worth He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas

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Ebene News – United States – National Weather Service confirms tornado has struck Corsicana Wednesday

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