2020 Terrell, Texas Tornado (Dixie)
EF3 tornado

The Terrell tornado touching down just outside of the city.
Date January 26
Times 22:09 UTC
Touchdown location 22:41 UTC
Highest winds

165 mph in Terrell, TX

Injuries 21
Fatalities 8
Damage $230 million
Areas affected Kaufman, Van Zandt, Hunt, and Rains counties in Texas
Part of the
Tornado Outbreak of January 26-28, 2020 (Dixie)
On the afternoon of Sunday, January 26, 2020, an EF3 tornado struck the city of Terrell, Texas with peak winds estimated at 165 mph, killing 8 people and injuring 21 others. The tornado was part of a larger weather system that had produced several other tornadoes across the Southern and Eastern U.S. between January 26-28.

The tornado touched down just northeast of Talty  at 22:09 UTC, and stayed on the ground for 32 minutes over a 35-mile path, touching down and tracking through the city of Terrell, heavily affecting the downtown before passing through rural areas to the northeast, and lifting near Lone Oak . The tornado was just over 1/3 of a mile wide at its peak. This storm had previously spawned the Venus/Cedar Hill EF4 tornado.



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