NWS: Tornado touched down near La Vernia on Sunday

The tornado produced mainly tree and outbuilding damage

After a survey, The National Weather Service in New Braunfels has determined that damage in Wilson County was the result of a tornado. KSAT reported on Saturday that damage was sustained to a few buildings and trees.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down along Highway 87 around 5:10 Sunday morning, 2 miles northwest of Sutherland Springs. Damage patterns revealed the tornado to be a weak EF0, with winds up to 70 mph. It traveled northwest approximately 3.3 miles and lasted for 7 minutes.

Wilson County tornado track

The tornado developed within an outer band of Hurricane Hanna. It is common for small tornadoes or weak spin-ups to form as tropical systems make landfall. Two other confirmed tornadoes were reported after Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Saturday in South Texas. Hanna has since dissipated and moved into Mexico.

About the Authors

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.

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KTEN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.

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