Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex engulfed by double waves from monster storm system

May 25, 2011DALLAS, TX – Reports of large hail, damaging winds and minor to moderate structural damage were trickling into the National Weather Service Fort Worth office early this morning after three rounds of storms swept through North Texas on Tuesday night. At least one tornado was spotted in Denton, and 70 mph wind gusts were recorded in the Loop 820 and U.S. 377 area, while Arlington spotters reported wind gusts of up to 75 mph. Penny- to softball-size hailstones rained down on Tarrant County from east of Eagle Mountain Lake to the Bedford area, the weather service reported. There was extensive damage to residences in Saginaw, and roof shingles and trees were reported blown down at an apartment complex five miles north of Lake Worth, according to a weather service employee. “The atmosphere was so unstable that we had reports of several waves of thunderstorms that came through,” said Matt Bishop, weather service meteorologist. “We’re not sure right now if a tornado actually touched down in Tarrant County. We’re sending out assessment teams to all the places that reported damage.” Storm sirens prompted people to head for cover in Tarrant, Parker and Denton counties and elsewhere in North Texas. “This is one of the biggest storm systems to hit the area since 2007,” said Mark Fox, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. About 1.22 inches of rain fell at DFW Airport on Tuesday, bringing the total for the month to close to eight inches, which is almost twice as much as the normal May rainfall. –Star Telegram
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