The first tornado was classified as an EF2 and the second was an EF0.
According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Angie Lese, the first storm hit at 7:18 p.m. and the second one hit at 7:19 p.m.
“The first tornado was on Danny Sadler Road,” Lese explained. “It traveled for 2.9 miles then lifted east of the Grayson/Hardin County line near Burkhead Lane.
The second one was a mile and half southwest of Tarhill. It was only on the ground for a minute. Straight-line winds caused the other damage.
“All of the sevre weather was generated from high pressure over the southeast United States and low pressure over the western part.
The mix created a south-westerly flow, which generated low pressure over the plains.”
Scott Drake’s property, located on St. Paul Road in Big Clifty, was one of the many properties that were severely damaged by the tornadoes that touched down in the area. Drake, who owns a 130-acre farm, said this is the second time that his residence has been hit by storms. The first incident was also in April, but in 1974.
Other spots in Grayson County that were victims of the storm included Short Creek and Stones Chapel Road.