A Recap on Tuesday’s Severe Weather in the Crossroads
Yesterday, the Crossroads experienced a stormy morning which featured tornadoes, straight line wind damage, and heavy rain. A strong upper low out west provided lift as a strong line of showers and storms started their march from West Texas into the Crossroads Monday morning.
Storm Prediction Center placed all of the Crossroads underneath a Tornado Watch which ran into late morning. As the line of storms approached our northwestern viewing area, storms began firing ahead of the main line in Victoria. The environment was prime for the potential of strong storms and isolated tornadoes with strong southeast winds at the surface and strong winds from the southwest aloft.
As the squall line continued south and east, we saw brief spin ups along the line which caused EF-0 damage in Wharton and that same part of the line caused EF-1 damage in Van Vleck which injured six people. According to preliminary reports, the tornado was on the ground for a mile before lifting up. The line exited Southeast Texas around noon before weakening some as it moved east.