Tornado on Apr. 16, 2015 12:34 PM CDT (2024)

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Tornado Archive

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been tracking tornadoes for decades. This interactive map, which contains data from January 1950 to January 31, 2024, pinpoints where a cyclone touched down and traces its path of destruction. For more recent tornadoes, clicking deeper provides more details, damage estimates and whether someone was injured or killed in the storm.

Summary

A deep upper low was located over the Four Corners region on April 16th while a strong jet streak in the subtropical jet stream across northern Mexico moved into South Texas. Scattered thunderstorms formed near a weak boundary moving north through the Coastal Bend. A storm that formed over Bee County intensified into a heavy precipitation supercell. This storm produced three weak tornadoes as it moved across Refugio County.

Date/TimeF ScaleLength (in miles)Width (in feet)Injury*Fataliy**Property DamageCrops Damage
Apr. 16, 2015 12:34 PM CDT0 (0)0 (0)
Goliad Sheriffs Office reported quarter sized hail in Goliad.
Apr. 16, 2015 13:05 PM CDT0 (0)0 (0)
Spotter reported a funnel cloud low to the ground west of Refugio.
Apr. 16, 2015 13:16 PM CDTEF00.01100 (0)0 (0)
A brief rope tornado lasted around 30 seconds.
Apr. 16, 2015 13:20 PM CDT0 (0)0 (0)$50,000
Quarter to golf ball sized hail occurred across the northwest and northern portions of the city of Refugio.
Apr. 16, 2015 13:51 PM CDTEF00.11500 (0)0 (0)$5,000
A weak tornado briefly caused damage near Quintana. The tornado damaged six utility poles and broke several large tree limbs. NWS survey team estimated wind speeds were near 80 mph.
Apr. 16, 2015 14:31 PM CDTEF00.11500 (0)0 (0)$5,000
A weak tornado produced damage southwest of Tivoli. The tornado damaged several utility poles. A NWS storm survey team estimated wind speeds were around 80 mph.
Apr. 16, 2015 15:33 PM CDT0 (0)0 (0)$1,000
Spotters reported tree limbs up to 4 inches in diameter down across the northern portions of Port Lavaca.

* Direct Injury (Indirect Injury)
* Direct Fatality (Indirect Fatality)

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F Scale***

EF5

EF4

EF3

EF2

EF1

EF0

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*** Enhanced Fujita Scale describes the strength of the tornado based on the amount and type of damage caused by the tornado. The F-scale of damage will vary in the destruction area; therefore, the highest value of the F-scale is recorded for each event. EF0 – Light Damage (40 – 72 mph), EF1 – Moderate Damage (73 – 112 mph), EF2 – Significant damage (113 – 157 mph), EF3 – Severe Damage (158 – 206 mph), EF4 – Devastating Damage (207 – 260 mph), EF5 – Incredible Damage (261 – 318 mph)

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Tornado on Apr. 16, 2015 12:34 PM CDT (2024)
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