Last week brought some severe weather to the region. A video from social media shows the twister on Thursday in the Texas Panhandle. There were 11 tornado reports submitted to the National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon. Four in the Texas Panhandle and far western Oklahoma.
The history of the tornado in Texas, 68 years ago an F5 tornado touched down in the northernmost part of the Texas Panhandle and tore a swath of destruction nearly 100 miles long. To date this is the only F5 to touch down in the Lone Star State however plenty of other storms have wreaked havoc across the state since.
Tornado alley is undergoing a transformation. The Wichita Eagle reports the number of days with damaging tornados has fallen sharply. But the number of days with large outbreaks has climbed dramatically.