Tornado Hits Cass County

Courtest TTFD Facebook Page

Here is the statement from the National Weather Service on Wednesday’s tornado that hit between Queen City and Domino.

…NWS Damage Survey for 6/14/23 Tornado Event Update…

.Overview…In a very unstable and unusually strongly sheared

June environment, a large and long-lived supercell thunderstorm

developed near a frontal boundary. The storm produced large

hail, damaging winds, and a tornado. Another storm survey will

occur on Thursday in Miller County, Arkansas.

.Tornado #1…Domino in Cass County, TX

Rating: EF2

Estimated Peak Wind: 120 mph

Path Length /statute/: 8.99 miles

Path Width /maximum/: 500 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Start Date: 06/14/2023

Start Time: 12:43 PM CDT

Start Location: 6 W Domino / Cass County / TX

Start Lat/Lon: 33.244 / -94.2162

End Date: 06/14/2023

End Time: 12:54 PM CDT

End Location: 4 NNW Bloomburg / Cass County / TX

End Lat/Lon: 33.1972 / -94.0723

Survey Summary:

The tornado initially produced damage along the shore of Wright

Patman Lake. It snapped and uprooted hundreds of hardwood and

softwood trees along its path, first crossing CR-3555. After it

crossed CR-3555, it peeled part of a roof off of a single family

home. The tornado continued to snap and uproot trees as it

paralleled CR-3555 and crossed CR-3551 and CR-3554. The tornado

strengthened to EF-2 intensity as it crossed CR-3659 and produced

more widespread snapping of trees. As the tornado continued on,

its most intense damage was at a two-story industrial facility

along US-59. The tornado tore off the roof and damaged walls of

the facility, bending and breaking parts of metal frame of its

roof structure.

After crossing US-59 and tossing vehicles, the tornado snapped

more trees on the other side of the road. The tornado weakened

some with more uprooting and sporadic tree snaps as it crossed

FM-2327, CR-3781, CR-3778, FM-3129, and CR-3886. It finally

lifted as it crossed CR-3889 as damage transitioned to all

straight-line wind damage with winds estimated at 80 to 90 mph

as the storm continued to the border of Cass County, Texas and

Miller County, Arkansas.

A special thanks goes out to the Texas Division of Emergency

Management (TDEM) for their assistance in locating damage during

the survey.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the

following categories:

EF0…Weak……65 to 85 mph

EF1…Weak……86 to 110 mph

EF2…Strong….111 to 135 mph

EF3…Strong….136 to 165 mph

EF4…Violent…166 to 200 mph

EF5…Violent…>200 mph


The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to

change pending final review of the event and publication in

NWS Storm Data.