• A carport on Canyon Road which flew into a tree due to high winds on Tuesday which affected many Western cities in Texas. Graham saw gusts close to 50 mph according to data obtained from the National Weather Service. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)

High winds hit Graham and West Texas

Winds whipped West Texas on Tuesday, with Graham receiving winds up to 30 mph and gusts up to 47 mph according to data from the National Weather Service.

Graham was one of many towns which received high winds on Tuesday and Wednesday. The US National Weather Service in Fort Worth received reports of straight-line winds in West Texas which ranged from 65-80 mph, equivalent to an EF-0 or EF-1 tornado.

On Tuesday night, NWS released an overnight severe storm update which said damaging winds and possible tornadoes could be a threat as storms arrived into Young, Stephens and Eastland counties around 2:30 to 3 a.m. The counties of Young, Stephens, Palo Pinto, Wise, Parker, Eastland, Comanche, Erath and Hood were inside the severe warning area.

For the rest of the story see the Saturday, March 16 edition of The Graham Leader.

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