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National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Central Texas

Five tornadoes confirmed across Central, North Texas
The tornado touched down at around 7:25 p.m. Monday in the far northwestern corner of Hill...
The tornado touched down at around 7:25 p.m. Monday in the far northwestern corner of Hill County.(Courtesy Twitter: @SulakTrenton)
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 12:02 PM CDT|Updated: May. 4, 2021 at 4:48 PM CDT
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BLUM, Texas (KWTX) - The National Weather Service Tuesday confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down Monday night in Hill County as a line of powerful storms pushed through.

The tornado was one of five spawned by the storms.

The tornado, with 130 mph wind speeds, touched down just after 7:15 p.m. Monday northwest of Blum in the far northwestern part of the county, the weather service said.

The tornado covered 3.36 miles on the ground between 7:18 p.m. and 7:29 p.m.

Storm chasers and residents saw the tornado, and some took video and photographs of it.

A second EF-0 tornado with wind speeds of 65 to 85 mph touched down just east of Grandview in Johnson County.

No damage was reported.

An EF-2 tornado also touched down in Ellis County near Waxahachie that was on the ground for 5.2 miles.

The 659-yard-wide tornado crossed Interstate 35E south of Waxahachie.

EF-0 tornadoes touched down in Johnson and Collin counties.

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