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April 4, 2014

Preliminary damage estimates indicate a tornado did not hit Denton County

Assessment teams are scheduled to survey Hunt County today

GREENVILLE — A preliminary damage assessment by teams from the National Weather Service indicates a tornado did not hit in Denton County Thursday night.

The same teams are scheduled to survey portions of Collin, Hunt and Hopkins today and into Saturday morning if needed.

...PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY INFORMATION FOR DENTON COUNTY...

SEVERAL SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY LARGE HAIL MOVED ACROSS DENTON COUNTY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF THURSDAY APRIL 3.
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL...UP TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS AND SOFTBALLS...ACCOMPANIED THE STORMS AS THEY MOVED ACROSS DENTON
COUNTY AND THE CITY OF DENTON.

A TORNADO WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR DENTON COUNTY BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR EVIDENCE OF STRONG CIRCULATION. SEVERAL FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE
REPORTED...BUT STORM SPOTTERS DID NOT REPORT ANY TORNADOES ACROSS DENTON COUNTY.

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM THE LARGE HAIL IN DENTON COUNTY.
HOWEVER...THE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS MADE THE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT THAT NO TORNADOES OCCURRED ACROSS DENTON COUNTY ON
APRIL 3.

THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER
ADDITIONAL REPORTS ARE RECEIVED AND PROCESSED.

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