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Tornado Sweeps Through Canyon Lake as Severe Storms, Hail Buffet the Area Tuesday

Radar image from 1:32 a.m., courtesy of the U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio.

A tornado swept past Boat Ramp #6 on the south central side of Canyon Lake around 1 a.m. today, causing sporadic tree damage, downing two power poles and tearing off part of a single-family home, the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement.

The twister stayed on the ground near Canyon Lake Drive and Rimrock Pass for two minutes with 100 mile-per-hour winds reported. Its path measured .40 miles and the width of the tornado was 250 yards.

On social media, Canyon Lake residents also reported marble to golf-ball-sized hail and straight-line winds, especially on the northside of the lake.

No injuries were reported.

Canyon Lake gardeners working plots at the CRRC’s community garden awakened this morning to smooshed tomato plants and other damage to their beds.

“The storm last night pounded plants, especially the tomatoes,” said Jo Ed Lyles, who oversees the garden. “We will have to replant. In the morning, I will look closely at each plot and start working on getting replacement plants.”

A roof was torn off at Canyon Lake Marina, according to images posted on social media.

The tornado was classified as an EFI or weak, with winds of between 86 to 110 miles per hour (mph), according to the enhanced Fujita scale used to measure the size and strength of twisters.

Severe weather was reported throughout South Texas and the Hill Country in the overnight hours.


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  1. Charles F Smith March 24, 2021

    Any pictures of the boat damaged in the storm? Shredded Jib sail on C Dock


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