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The Longview Tornado on Radar

By Grant Dade - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KTLV) – For A look at the radar images from the Longview Tornado please click on my blog.  The follow is the storm survey from the National Weather Service:

...A storm survey has been completed for the December 23rd Longview

tornado...

The national weather service performed a storm survey in Harrison County Texas for a tornado which touched down near Longview on December 23rd 2009 at 4:39 pm.

An ef2 tornado touched down on the east side of Longview...just west Of the intersections of east cotton street. And industrial drive.

The tornado then tracked north northeast causing damage to several Industrial buildings along industrial drive...it crossed industrial Drive just south of highway 80...causing significant damage to the Fed ex building and other surrounding industrial businesses.

The tornado then crossed highway 80...causing significant tree and Roof damage to several homes in a residential neighborhood. The Track continued north northeast as the tornado crossed loop 281 just South of page road. The tornado caused major roof damage to a home On page road. Before continuing northward...the storm continued to Cause tree and roof damage in a residential area before crossing Peter Bonner road near sandy lane. More tree and roof damage was Observed as the storm tracked into a rural area...ending south of fm 449 on Keasler road around 4:56 pm.

The tornado was rated an ef2 with winds estimated at 110 to 120 mph.  The tornado was on the ground for 17 minutes...its width was 200 Yards...and the path length was approximately 7 miles.

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