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5 tornadoes confirmed Sunday in East Texas

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - This past weekend saw an onslaught of severe weather across East Texas. Numerous reports of large hail and high winds were reported along with sightings of funnel clouds and possible tornadoes. The National Weather Service has confirmed 5 tornado paths across East Texas from Sunday afternoon and evening.

The first tornado touched down around 3:30 PM 4 miles northeast of Daingerfield along county road 4105. This tornado was on the ground for 3 miles and was approximately 75 yards wide and rated an EF-0. The images here show the storm at the time of this tornado.

The second tornado touched down around 6:00 PM in near Lone Oak close to the Hunt/Rains county line. This was a very short lived tornado on the ground for only 200 yards and approximately 50 yards wide. Ten homes received some sort of damage in the Rolling Hills Community. This tornado was also rated an EF-0. The images here show the storm at the time of this tornado.

The third tornado touched down around 6:15 PM north of Mt. Vernon near Highway 37 and county road 1030. This was a very short lived tornado as well with a path length of only a quarter of a mile and a width of 50 yards. This tornado was also rated an EF-0. The images here show the storm at the time of this tornado.

The fourth tornado touched down around 6:47 PM west of Omaha in Morris County along Highway 67 and county road 3325. This tornado was on the ground for three quarters of a mile and was 75 yards wide and was also rated an EF-0. The images here show the storm at the time of this tornado.

The fifth tornado from Sunday touched down around 6:54 PM in Wood County 7 miles northwest of Mineola and was also rated an EF-0. The tornado touched down near the intersection of Highway 69 and FM 779. This tornado was on the ground for nearly 2 miles and mainly caused damage to trees. The images here show the storm at the time of this tornado.

Thankfully most of the tornadoes from Sunday caused very little damage, touching down mainly in no populated forested areas. Doppler radar showed strong rotation with many storms throughout the day. Even though large damaging tornadoes did not touch down, very large hail caused a great deal of damage throughout East Texas.

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