This Day in Weather History: May 27th

A powerful F5 tornado strikes the central Texas town of Jarrell.

It was on this day in 1997, that a powerful F5 tornado struck the central Texas town of Jarrell.
It was on this day in 1997, that a powerful F5 tornado struck the central Texas town of Jarrell.

It was on this day in 1997, that a powerful F5 tornado struck the central Texas town of Jarrell. Homes were swept off of their foundations as the tornado moved toward Interstate 35. In total, 27 people died as a result of the tornado.


About the Author:

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.