The spring thunderstorm that produced a large amount of hail Wednesday night also produced a confirmed tornado near Haslet.
The tornado, a small EF-0 with a narrow swath, didn’t spend that much time on the ground but was there long enough to cause significant damage in an area near U.S. Highway 287 and Blue Mound Road in northern Tarrant County, according to the National Weather Service.
The tornado was generated as a line of thunderstorms developed along a cold front and dry line just after 9 p.m. The NWS reports a number of homes had damage to roofs, awnings and fences in the affected area.
Officials with the NWS said the weak tornado had peak wind speeds between 65 mph and 75 mph, though EF-0’s can reach wind speeds of up to 85 mph. The tornado was on the ground for six-tenths of a mile with an 80 yard swath.
The NWS issued the Tornado Warning at 9:01 p.m. and the tornado was believed to be on the ground at 9:06 p.m.
The squall line also produced a lot of hail, most being pea or marble-sized through there were some reports of golf ball-sized hail as the storm pushed east into Collin County.