The National Weather Service in New Braunfels has rated the damage produced by this morning’s tornado in Leander. The worst damage is consistent with estimated maximum winds of 90 MPH. That ranks as a 1 on the Enhanced-Fujita scale. The EF scale runs from 0 to 5 with 5 being catastrophic damage. Survey crews confirmed the tornado’s path length was just over five miles over a twenty-one-minute span. Most of the damage produced by the tornado was to trees, but some roofs were damaged. Thankfully no injuries have been reported as a result of this morning’s weak tornado. Scroll down to read the full damage survey for the Leander tornado from the National Weather Service.

From the National Weather Service in San Antonio

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
422 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018

...Corrected the Start and End locations

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/20/18 TORNADO EVENT... 

.Leander Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.14 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/20/2018
Start Time:             08:22 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 NE Leander / Williamson County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          30.5905 / -97.8241

End Date:               05/20/2018
End Time:               08:43 AM CDT
End Location:           4 E Liberty Hill / Williamson County / TX 
End Lat/Lon:            30.6634 / -97.8391    

Survey Summary: A National Weather Service storm 
survey concluded that at approximately 822 AM this morning a weak 
tornado touched down near Hero Way on the north side of Leander. 
Roof and tree damage was found just north of this road at several 
residences.  The tornado then tracked north and went parallel to 
Ronald Reagan Boulevard where tree damage was observed on the west 
side of the road.  The tornado then crossed Highway 29, weakened 
considerably, and finally dissipated near the entrance of the Santa 
Rita Ranch subdivision.  The final rating of the tornado is EF1 
based on the roof and tree damage seen around Hero Way.  The 
remainder of the tornado track saw weak EF0 damage.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.