NWS: EF-1 tornado hit Jasper County over weekend, damaged mobile home

NWS: EF-1 tornado hit Jasper County over weekend, damaged mobile home
An EF-1 tornado hit Jasper County when storms blew through East Texas over the weekend. (Source: KJAS.com)

JASPER COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A small, EF-1 tornado with winds of up to 105 mph hit Jasper County when storms blew through East Texas over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service office in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Andy Patrick, an NWS meteorologist, said the tornado touched down briefly in the area of County Road 317 and CR 323 early Sunday morning. Patrick said that the tornado damaged a mobile home and snapped several pine trees.

According to a story on KJAS.com, no injuries were reported in connection to the tornado touching down.

The KJAS.com story also stated that golf ball-sized was reported in the Curtis Community west of Jasper.

Patrick also said several EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes hit western Louisiana near DeRidder. He said the maximum wind speeds in those tornadoes ranged from 85 to 105 mph.

The NWS meteorologist said they will have survey crews in Tyler County tomorrow.

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles told KJAS.com that the bridge crossing Cow Creek on FM 363 is closed because of high water.

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