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NWS confirms tornado hit Hopkins County; here's how many tornado, hail and wind reports Texas saw

The National Weather Service needs to assess the damage to confirm tornado reports, but we looked at where and how many potential reports we got across our area.

DALLAS — The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has confirmed at least one tornado hit a city in southeast Hopkins County, as multiple severe storms moved through North Texas on Thursday.

NWS said Friday an EF-1 tornado with estimated max wind gusts of 110 mph swept through Pickton, Texas. NWS said most of the damage reported was confined to mostly trees and roofs. 

The severe weather carried powerful winds and brought down hail throughout the North Texas region. Damage is continuing to be reported and NWS will continue tp conduct surveys of areas. 

Thursday, a tornado watch was issued for most of the area through the evening hours. The severe storms cleared out by the late evening hours.

The WFAA Weather Team was tracking tornado and hail reports throughout the night and meteorologist Greg Fields broke down what we saw throughout the night. 

So far, as of Friday afternoon, there were 112 wind reports, 29 hail reports and six tornado reports.

While it has not been confirmed as a tornado by NWS, WFAA also got video of this spin-up and power flash in Celina. 

Most of the reports of potential tornadoes closest to the metroplex occurred in East Texas around Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs. The NWS in Shreveport, La., has already determined the area near Sulphur Springs as a potential damage area.

You'll noticed there were an abundance of wind and hail reports along the western and north western portions of Dallas-Fort Worth. The highest wind reports we saw on Thursday night were: 

  • Blue Mound: 80 mph
  • Sansom Park: 77 mph
  • Love Field: 76 mph
  • Mineral Wells: 71 mph
  • DFW Airport: 71 mph

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