2020 Terrell 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
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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