The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Local News

February 25, 2013

Skywarn storm spotter program Thursday

GREENVILLE — Meteorologists and local storm spotters are preparing for the potential of severe thunderstorms crossing Hunt County and North Texas in the spring.

The National Weather Service has scheduled the 2013 Skywarn storm spotter training program for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center, 5501 Highway 69 South in Greenville.

The purpose of the program is to help train spotters, the first line of defense in identifying the approach of a severe thunderstorm.

The seminar is free, and anyone interested in learning more about how severe weather forms is invited to attend.

The program will discuss the formation and behavior of storms, the production of severe weather, environmental clues which can suggest the possibility of a tornado or other severe weather, spotter reporting procedures, and safety tips.

Hunt County and the surrounding area suffered damage from powerful straight-line winds in December.

Thunderstorms which blew through the region on the night of  December 19, followed by a windstorm early on the morning of December 20, knocked down the City of Greenville Christmas tree, a 30-foot Balsam Fir which stood in front of the Police and Courts Building at 3000 Lee Street downtown.

The most extensive damage reported was focused on Van Zandt and Collin counties. Three homes, two barns, a gas station and a tire store were reported damaged by high winds in Edgewood.

Roofs were said to have been blown off of houses in Copeville in Collin County, with one house reported to have ended up on top of a vehicle. Also in Collin County, a barn roof was blown off and sent into the living room of a house in Nevada.

A highway sign along eastbound Interstate 30 in Greenville was reported twisted by the winds and a carport was blown into a house near Caddo Mills.

The highest wind gust reported at Majors Field Municipal Airport in Greenville during the storm was 43 mph. Hopkins County recorded a 62 mph gust and the City of Kaufman recorded 68 mph.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Field.jpg GISD trustees approve replacing track, turf

    When the Greenville High School football team takes the field in August, they will be marching out onto new turf.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Royce Tawater.jpg Guilty pleas expected in July 2013 shootings

    A  Greenville man, sentenced to state prison earlier this year on a weapons charge, is scheduled to plead guilty today to multiple counts involving two different shootings in July 2013.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GPD stock photo.jpg Guilty plea given in child injury case

    A local woman has pleaded guilty to seriously injuring a child in Greenville in February of last year.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greenville Police Department patch.jpg Trial set in BB gun vandalism case

    A trial date has been set for a Greenville man, charged with causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage by firing a BB gun at dozens of local homes, vehicles and businesses.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joshua Flowers chase wreck.jpg One arrested following stolen vehicle chase

    A Tarrant County man is in custody at the Hunt County Jail, after being thrown from a stolen vehicle which he allegedly crashed following a brief Sunday afternoon chase.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jefferies.jpg Bond issue questions asked, answered

    If the proposed $72.275 million Greenville Independent School District bond passes, the district will move from the third-lowest school district tax rate in Hunt County to sixth out of 11 school districts in tax rates.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Start of mall project getting closer

    Something new has been added to the property on which rests Crossroads Mall in Greenville, but it is not another store or restaurant.

    April 15, 2014

  • Painting_With_a_Twist_feature_(1).1.jpg "it gets easier and easier'

    Diagnosed with terminal cancer, with only about a month left to live, Quinlan resident Mike Loftin needed a spiritual lift, something fun and entertaining to keep his mind off of his illness.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hall votes against Ryan’s budget

    On April 10, the House of Representatives passed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget, a plan that includes $5.1 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years without changing the tax code.

    April 15, 2014

  • Reward offered in burned cat case

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

Poll

What's your favorite spring high school sport?

Swimming and diving
Wrestling
Basketball
Soccer
Tennis
Golf
Track and Field
Softball
Baseball
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Must Read
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Reader's Choice