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Swarm of Tornadoes and Extremely Dangerous Tornadoes Hit Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth and North Texas

Tue April 03 2012 3:22 pm
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MINOR GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: Forney tornado image captured at Platinum Collision Center (400 East US Highway 80/Map) with debris west of Diamond Creek (see view of Diamond Creek tornado touchdown from lobby of Steve Silver Company).

Tornado Warnings have been ongoing for two hours in the Dallas, Texas area on Tuesday afternoon. The first tornado was spotted on the ground in Ellis County about 1:00 p.m.

[LINKS to more tornado videos below]

A tornado touched down in Johnson County about 1:10 p.m.

A tornado on the ground has been spotted looking southeast on I-35E from DeSoto, just south of downtown Dallas at about 1:15 p.m.

A large tornado was reported on the ground in Kennedale, Texas moving toward Arlington, Texas. A TORNADO EMERGENCY was issued for Tarrant County about 1:26 p.m.

A large tornado on the ground was reported near Telephone Road in northwest Lancaster, Texas about 1:28 p.m. The storm was moving about 25 mph with rooftops from houses reported flying through the air during the tornado.

Schneider National Dallas area facility with multiple trucks overturned and heavy losses to equipment. So far no injuries or only minor injuries reported as the business was in the process of accounting for employees at the truck stop at 34511 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.

Video showing semi-trailer being thrown through the air by tornado on CNN (difficult to see, but amazing).

A large tornado was also reported near Hutchins moving north at about 30 mph about 1:31 p.m.

A large tornado struck just south of Pantego and Arlignton moving northeast about 1:39 p.m.

Golf ball size hail reported in Coppel, Texas area about 2:23 p.m.

American Airlines Arlington, Texas headquarters has been evacuated, and all aircraft at Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Tornado on the ground at the tollway (289) and Trinity Mills reported by police officers. Many of the tornadoes are rain wrapped and difficult to see.

A multi-vortex tornado was reported in at least one of the reports.

See tornado videos …

The Cardinal — VIDEO: Tornado Forming Over Arlington, Texas Near I-20 and US 287

The Cardinal — Tornado Video Coverage from Arlington, Texas with Hail Just Before Tornado Strike

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

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