While Central Texas was hardest hit by severe storms at the end of October, the northern part of the state started November with a tornado and large hail. The Dallas Morning News reported that a storm on November 5 produced severe weather that left damage in multiple counties, and the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado that briefly touched down in North Fort Worth. Here is an overview of the impact of that storm on the region:
Tarrant County saw probably the worst of the damage from the early-November storm, with a confirmed tornado in North Fort Worth. That tornado broke windows and tore the roof from the BBVA Compass Bank building near the intersection of Interstate 35W and Meacham Boulevard. Five Star Ford Collision Repair and Body Shop also reported property damage in the storm, including a truck bed that was tossed about a quarter-mile away from the shop’s location in Fort Worth by the strong winds.
The hail was the biggest issue in Denton County, with golf-ball-sized hailstones over Ponder. Large stadium light fixtures were downed on Ponder High School property by the severe weather.
Hailstones as big as baseballs fell in Wise County, and some flooding was reported in areas of Cooke County.
Dallas County was spared the worst of the storm. Some areas were hit with heavy rain, but the storm passed over the area before dropping the worst of its rain.
Cars and vehicles across the region were damaged by hail and wind-thrown debris. While no specific numbers were available at the time of this report, it is likely that some area homes also suffered damage in the storm.
Despite the sometimes-severe property damage, there is a silver lining. Thankfully, unlike some of the other severe weather conditions the state has suffered this year, no injuries have been reported in connection with the storm.
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