UPDATE: NWS says EF-1-EF-3 tornadoes touched down in Howard/Glasscock counties

UPDATE: The storm damage survey team from the National Weather Service in Midland have surveyed the damage in the Big Spring/Forsan/Garden City areas and preliminary rated the tornadoes that touched down Sunday as EF-1-EF-3. 

According to the team, a large supercell produced multiple tornadoes across Howard County Sunday night. One tornado developed near Interstate 20 and crossed over near mile marker 168. The tornado traveled southeast towards Cauble Road, damaging several structures in its path.

The team gave the Howard County tornado a preliminary rating of EF-1 to EF-3 and estimated its peak winds at 86-150 mph.

In Glasscock County, a large supercell produced multiple tornadoes Sunday night. According to the weather service team, the most severe damage occurred over northwest portions of Garden City. The tornadoes were given a preliminary rating of EF-1 to EF-3.

Peak winds in Glasscock County were estimated at 90-160 mph.

The weather service said this is preliminary data and subject to change pending final review of the events. The exact number of tornadoes in Howard and Glasscock counties are not known.


ORIGINAL STORY: Tornadoes were reported near Big Spring and Garden City Sunday night as a strong storm system moved through the area.

The National Weather Service in Midland issued a tornado warning in Howard County at 6:44 p.m. Sunday after a tornado was spotted over Big Spring Air Park.

At 9:10 p.m., a warning was issued for a confirmed tornado over Garden City moving south at 10 mph.

A team from the NWS Midland will survey any damage as they inspect the areas Monday.

A family at a home in Forsan was reportedly trapped in their home’s restroom, according to the NWS. Emergency responders had trouble getting to the family because of flooding, but were eventually able to rescue them from the destroyed home.

The storm system that produced the tornadoes continued until approximately midnight, but no other tornadoes were reported.