Tornado tears through Texoma. - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Tornado tears through Texoma.

WICHITA FALLS, TX - Last night's severe weather shook Burkburnett, producing baseball size hail. Instead of seeking shelter many Texomans took pictures. The National Weather Service declared this storm a tornado today at 2:50 p.m.

"That's really the time to take cover it's not the time to ask questions,” said Jeff Krc, Detective and Emergency Management Coordinator. “A lot of people were outside looking, watching and that's not really the thing to do.”

The NWS issued a tornado warning at seven last night. Krc sounded the sirens from 7:03 until 7:14 p.m.

Krc said the only damages Burkburnett received were large hail and some outflow winds from the upper rotation of the storm. However, this wind was strong enough to uproot one Texoman's tree.

"It was this strange sound say after dark when everyone was back in the house and everything," said Oma Liffick, a Burkburnett Resident.

"I was trying to figure out what that noise was and then it dawned on me it was that tree and it was like a crackling sound like when you break a branch, only it was stronger.”

The Burkburnett Police use many weather tools before initiating the sirens including multiple radars, the National Weather Service and amateur weather spotters.

Krc says there were no injuries and only minor damages to residential houses.

Brody Carter

News Channel 6

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