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VIDEO: Williamson County tornado that traveled to Salado clocks in as EF-3

The storm eventually reached max winds of around 165 mph in Bell County.

JARRELL, Texas β€” A tornado that touched down in northern Williamson County Tuesday evening that gained strength as it traveled to Salado has been classified as EF-3 strength. Winds were around 100 mph in Williamson County and 165 mph in Bell County.

The storm's track is estimated to be about 13 miles long with a duration of about 30 minutes.

Viewers in the Florence and Jarrell areas reported seeing the funnel cloud, but radar indicates the storm moved out of the KVUE viewing area before 6 p.m.

RELATED: LIVE RADAR: Tornado Watch issued in Central Texas until 11 p.m.

There have been no reports of injuries caused by the storm so far in Williamson County, however, some homeowners have reported minor damage. Hail has also been reported from northern counties in the KVUE area.

Williamson County officials reported that two separate tornadoes were possible, however, there have been no reports from the National Weather Service of two tornadoes. 

The sheriff's office closed northbound and southbound traffic on Interstate 35 at mile marker 278 as the tornado appeared to nearly cross the highway.

Here's a look at what viewers saw:

Bradley Louder captured this video of a tornado looking from Jarrell towards Florence. MORE: https://www.kvue.com/article/weather/storm-threat-returns-to-central-texas/269-a27cccf9-e5a0-44e4-a186-a2ccdb9c166e

Posted by KVUE on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

These cows don't seem to be bothered by the tornado in Jarrell. Video courtesy of Savannah Clark. MORE:...

Posted by KVUE on Tuesday, April 12, 2022


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