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Twisters On The Ground, Headed for DFW Airport, Reports of Damage

DALLAS (April 3, 2012)--The National Weather Service has declared two Tornado Emergencies in the DFW Metroplex.

The DFW Internatinal airport is under a Tornado Emergency Warning.

This storm is approaching the airport from the south near Highway 183.

The second Tornado Emergency is for the Mesquite-Garland and Eastern Dallas.

3:22 p.m.reports of nickel to quarter size hail in Hill County.

Severe Thunderstorm warning for Bell, Coryell and McLennan County.

Strong thunderstorms in Bell County just southeast of Killeen rushing northeast.

The storms are moving 30 to 40 miles per hour to the NE.

Tornado Watch in effect for all of Central Texas until 8pm.

2:46p NWS issued a new Tornado Warning for Arlington and another for Addison in the Dallas Fort Worth Area.

Doppler 10 radar indicates a fast moving, building thunderstorm in western McLennan County.

The National Weather Service has not classified this storm to be severe but radar indicates this storm is producing heavy rain.

This is one of the storms breaking out ahead of the front approaching the I35 corridor.

At 2:22 p.m., baseball-size hail was being reported in Coppell.

The Severe Thunderstorm Warning now includes the Mesquite-Garland-Dallas areas.

WFAA is reporting Tornado Sirens are sounding in Plano and for good reason.

Spotters are reporting tornadoes on the ground in the metroplex with multiple touchdowns by these storms.

Radar indicates continuing rotation in these storms.

Plano ISD confirms students have been places in their storm safe areas.

WFAA also is showing storm damage in Lancaster, primarily mobile homes damaged.

There are no confirmed reports of injuries.

The National Weather Service earlier reported two tornadoes on the ground in the metroplex.

There are initial reports of damage and all of these areas are heavily populated areas.

Radar indicated baseball size hail near the DFW International airport.

National Weather Service storm spotter has sighted a large tornado on the ground 2 miles northwest of Mesquite.

The line of thunderstorms is extending south into Central Texas and beginning to build in our Southwestern counties.

Dallas Police say possible tornadoes have touched down in the southern part of that city as a band of severe weather moves through northern Texas.

Local television footage shows overturned and smashed semi-trailers on the ground in the southern portion of Dallas County.

Dallas Police spokeswoman Sherri Jeffrey says twisters also have caused damage in the city limits.

Weather service advisories issued Tuesday said storm spotters and radar shows separate "large and extremely dangerous" tornadoes both south of Dallas and Fort Worth.

The weather service says "considerable damage" has been reported near Cleburne, south of Fort Worth, and Lancaster, south of Dallas.


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