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-- I'm joined now on the phone by -- carbon star of the storm prediction center.
With no -- a meteorologist Greg can you put him in their respective force right now what's happening to Dallas Fort Worth area.
Yes good afternoon can make it this is -- is save very focused severe weather outbreak right now in the Dallas Fort Worth metro area we've got to.
Relatively strong storm system coming out across west Texas in the air mass heated up quite rapidly this morning very warm and unstable conditions which -- fuel these thunderstorms.
We've watched this development occurred just over the past couple of hours with.
Rapid development of strong storms and of course if you tornadoes one of which is seems to be moving across the southern part in eastern part of Dallas as we speak.
Strong storms and how many tornadoes do we know or is there any way of telling that now.
There's no way of telling at this point factor still under way so -- -- at least the one we've seen in the Dallas area -- looks to be another storm.
Very similar in character just to the west of that basically just east of Fort -- right between the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex and we don't know what's between there that's the DFW airport so obviously some problems for for airline traffic in and out of the Metroplex.
And we're gonna hear a lot more problems before the -- -- How unusual is it for a tornado or tornadoes to hit such a metropolitan area.
Actually you're gonna see one in Dallas Fort Worth it's gonna.
Probably be in April so we're in that time of the year this is severe storm season in this part of the country and so that happened before and unfortunately they're happening.
Again Greg got enough you can see our screen and -- it looks like some sort of parking lot.
Truck yard it's unclear -- -- right off the interstate there but the water damage the flooding appears to be significant can you comment on that.
Well these storms had -- a significant amount of rainfall over -- very short period of time before the tornado came through that's usually the case that this.
Tornado looks like -- crossed I twenty just moments ago and perhaps that's the damage we saw with the the trucks there.
But there's this line of storms moving into fourth right now that will also contain a significant amount of rain and hail.
So in addition to that tornado potential there's also flooding and hail damage potential.
Look at this again you can see some damage here this is right off the interstate.
If it could be mobile homes from my -- -- could just be trucks large semis.
And then steps away you see the situation with -- with the truck yard.
And now that we get a closer look it doesn't look like.
It doesn't look like the trucks are under -- it it looks like a parking lot -- the trucks -- clearly been picked up.
Or or battered about there's a Schneider truck there you can see the top of it with some.
Perhaps twister damage -- wind damage are you having any reports Greg can you comment at all and the extent of the damage.
It's too early 1 thing that I am watching here is where these tornadoes are in in relation to the the Metroplex.
And I see where this one in the Dallas -- -- come very close to the junction of -- 45 and -- twenty.
So obviously they'll be plenty of two transportation and infrastructure there that could be at risk.
And this particular tornado tornadic storm now is now headed off to this southeast portion of Dallas.
That's the -- -- area.
Under the gun probably over the next up forty minutes -- -- You can see that truck -- -- you could moments ago on its side this.
This is our affiliate driving closer to the storm now is the picture breaks up a bit.
We'll check in with them as well as we talked to Greg for another minute I want to ask you Greg we one of our our our affiliate is reporting that's eighteen wheelers.
Akin to ones the ones we saw moments ago on their sides were being seen grown it into the air.
-- by this tornado would that be does that say anything view of the power or strength of these twisters.
Well as we saw this tornado move over the last 1015 minutes or so we could -- numerous power flashes -- power lines are being broken.
It's clearly a wind speeds 400 or plus miles per hour.
And not surprising with that kind of wind speed -- you're going to see things brought about including tractor trailers that make for a large show objects that are.
Very easy to move about what you get strong with the -- of a hundred miles an hour the next.
Weather service calling this massive tornado seeing it is a large and extremely dangerous tornado that -- special case located near Lancaster Texas that's about twenty miles south of Dallas.
Moving toward Dallas.
What what leads to that characterization.
What will usually result -- that characterization -- they've visual.
Verification that you have a tornado you know beating those those characteristics and I think -- that's probably what they were seeing.
Was the video from the helicopter there covering this tornado -- moving into the area -- order for them to characterize it that way I think you have to actually have visual.
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