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Austin Tornado Path: Map shows the Twisters’ Track in Texas

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Williamson County Facebook page

A preliminary tornado map of Austin

For much of Monday, March 21, Austin, Texas and the surrounding regions were under tornado watch and warning. Two tornadoes landed around the city, causing damage. The map below shows a preliminary look at the paths of the two tornadoes as they traveled through the Austin, Round Rock and Pflugerville regions.


A preliminary map shows the projected path of the tornadoes, with a final map to be released shortly

The map below is a preliminary map showing the projected paths of the two tornadoes. The map was shared by the Williamson County, Texas Facebook page. This is not a definitive map but a representation showing what preliminary reports indicate. The two tornadoes passed through Williamson County on Monday.

Williamson County, TexasAustin Tornado Track

On Facebook, one person commented on the “preliminary and not for distribution” notice the National Weather Service had at the bottom of its image.

Williamson County’s Facebook page replied, “I appreciate you pointing that out, but we’ve actually been given permission to share it as long as the wording makes it clear it’s not the last word.”

Two tornadoes were sighted on Monday. One traveled approximately 24.62 miles. It began near I-35 and SH 45 N, just inside Austin and Travis counties. It was west of Pflugerville in the parish of Wells Branch. Heading northeast, this tornado quickly entered Williamson County, passing through Round Rock, Hutto and near Taylor before ending its path near Granger. This tornado traveled a distance of 24.62 miles.

The tornado north of it started just north of Georgetown in Williamson County. This traveled 11.81 miles northeast, passing through Jarrell and ending north of town.

Heavy watched the formation of the tornadoes live Monday after meteorologist Chikage Windler broadcast a live stream. As the tornadoes formed, the tornado caught many people near I-35 and 45 by surprise. For a time, Jarrell’s tornado appeared to be the most dangerous. Picking up wind speed on its journey, it appeared to be approaching regions hit by the 1997 Jarrell tornado outbreak, live reports at the time showed.

Another set of maps, in the tweet below, was released by NWS Austin/San Antonio Monday night, showing rough predictions of storm locations.


There are currently no recorded deaths

The Williamson County website also said, “Judge Bill Gravell began the Commissioners Court session with an update on the estimated path of the two confirmed tornadoes that struck WilCo. The NWS will assess the damage today. No fatalities so far, but many downed power lines.”

Here’s a video of a tornado doing damage near Elgin. This was a third tornado not included in the map above. It’s roughly southeast of the tornadoes on the map above.

Austin American Statesman reported that there were multiple tornadoes in the central Texas area Monday, including one in Elgin and two in Round Rock and Hutto.

There were no major injuries in Williamson County, but at least three people were injured in Elgin.

Videos are circulating showing the storms and the damage they left in their wake.

This first video shows a truck being lifted by a Texas tornado. This video was captured in Elgin, Star-Telegram reported.

On Reddit, u/tasslehawf shared video of a tornado near their home, which you can see in the link. They wrote: “The tornado didn’t get close enough to do any major damage. The worst thing is it pulled my pellet smoker off the deck.”


https://heavy.com/news/austin-tornado-map-path-track-texas/ Austin Tornado Path: Map shows the Twisters’ Track in Texas

Ethan Gach

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