An EF-1 tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service today. The tornado was on the ground for approximately four minutes, and began near the Winona High School. Students at the school quickly sheltered after a tornado warning was issued for the area.
Several residents were left with trees and small debris to clean up. Many residents called this "uncalled for" due to the very rare nature of tornadoes happening in the month of August.
CRAZY, BUT TRUE: In North Texas, there has not been a tornado confirmed in the month of August since 1988. Winona is just outside of North Texas, so this will still hold as a long streak.
However, there was a tropical funnel that may have briefly touched down today in Hill County. As of now, there has been no reports of damage. Tropical funnels typically do not cause much damage and are short-lived and reach up to 70 MPH winds.
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