Severe Convective Storms Hit Dallas Suburbs
After a quiet end to the month of March, severe convective storm activity has increased the last two days (April 2-3). At mid-morning on Tuesday, April 3, a yet-to-be-confirmed tornado moved through the southern suburbs of Dallas. Several homes were damaged, with reports of flipped tractor-trailers and baseball-sized hail near Irving. The severe storms are the result of a strong low-pressure system moving eastward from the southern Rockies, with cool, dry air propagating towards the warm, moist air transported from the Gulf of Mexico towards the frontal boundary.
NHC Dallas, Texas Tornadoes - April 3, 2012
Source: National Hurricane Center (NHC)
The Dallas area remains under a tornado watch until 10 pm CDT. There have been 46 reports of 1-inch diameter or larger hail around the affected area.
EQECAT will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.
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