UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that seven tornados touched down in East Texas during Friday’s severe weather. NWS also said that at least nine tornados touched down across all Texas on Friday.
NWS released the following map of confirmed and potential tornado paths from across East Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana:
The following tornados have been confirmed in East Texas by NWS:
- Athens in Henderson County
- EF-2 – 115 mph winds
- Northern Rains County
- EF-1 – 100 mph winds
- Hopkins County
- EF-2 – 120 mph winds
- East of Pittsburg in Camp County, Texas
- Confirmed EF-1 – 95 mph, 2.2 mile track
- Cason in Morris County, Texas to Dalton in Cass County, Texas
- Confirmed EF-2 – 125 mph, 16.9 mile track
- Hughes Springs in Cass County, Texas
- Confirmed EF-1 – 110 mph, 2.2 mile track
- Bowie County, Texas
- Confirmed EF-2 – 130 mph, 13.5+ mile track
- Survey continues in Bowie County, Texas
These tornados were confirmed by NWS just outside of East Texas:
- Red River County, Texas to McCurtain County, Oklahoma
- Confirmed EF-3 – 150 mph, 58.0+ mile track
- Survey continues in McCurtain County, Oklahoma
- Lamar County, Texas to Choctaw County, Oklahoma
- Confirmed EF-3 – 160 mph, 22.21+ mile track
The following tornados or potential tornado paths in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas were listed by NWS as well:
- Pickens in McCurtain County, Oklahoma
- Confirmed EF-2 – 125 mph, 2.9 mile track
- Rural Northwestern McCurtain County, Oklahoma
- Confirmed EF-1 – 105 mph, 2.9 mile track
- Center Point in Howard County, Arkansas
- Survey pending for potential tornado path
- Southern Bossier and Bienville Parish, Louisiana
- Future surveys pending for potential tornado paths near Elm Grove, Louisiana and Ringgold, Louisiana
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The National Weather Service has confirmed two more tornados touched down on Friday, one in Lamar County and another in Henderson County, making for a total of five tornadoes during Friday’s severe weather.
According to the National Weather Service a survey crew in Lamar County confirmed a high end EF-3 tornado with maximum estimated wind speeds of 160 mph.
Another National Weather Service survey crew in Henderson County confirmed an EF-2 tornado with maximum estimated wind speeds of 115 mph. NWS added that the north side of the city got the worst damage.
Additionally NWS said that an EF-3 tornado, confirmed earlier, started in Red River County and was continuous as it crossed the Red River and went into McCurtain County, Oklahoma. They also reported high end EF-1 damage with winds as high as 110 mph, from the tornado previously confirmed in Hughes Springs.