Tornado warning for eastern Lampasas and western Coryell counties in Central Texas. A probable tornado is located 8 miles north of Lampasas and is moving northeast at 35 MPH. This tornado will pass close to Pidcoke and may eventually impact Gatesville – although they’re not under a warning at this time. We have received an unconfirmed report of a tornado about five minutes ago.

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
826 AM CST TUE MAR 8 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
EASTERN LAMPASAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL TEXAS…
WESTERN CORYELL COUNTY IN CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 900 AM CST

* AT 825 AM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 8 MILES NORTH OF LAMPASAS…MOVING NORTHEAST AT
35 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO AND HAIL UP TO TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS…AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF
SOUTHEASTERN LAMPASAS AND SOUTHWESTERN CORYELL COUNTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS…IN A
MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT TAKE SHELTER UNDER HIGHWAY OVERPASSES. IF YOU
CANNOT SAFELY DRIVE AWAY FROM THE TORNADO…AS A LAST RESORT…EITHER
PARK YOUR VEHICLE AND STAY PUT…OR ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE AND LIE DOWN
IN A LOW LYING AREA AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.