HOUSTON — A tornado raced through the Houston area Tuesday during a severe weather event.
KHOU 11 meteorologists David Paul and Tim Pandajis tracked it as it moved through the southeast and east sides of town. You can watch them as they tracked it live in the video window above.
The National Weather Service said the "large and extremely dangerous tornado" caused "catastrophic damage" along its path.
In a statement released by the NWS survey teams on Thursday, new details were released on the tornado track.
The tornado that impacted Pasadena and Deer Park touched down near El Franco Lee Park, east of Brookside Village, around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Survey teams observed a near-continuous path of damage that extended through Pasadena, Deer Park and Baytown.
Most of the damage along the 18-mile path was rated EF0 and EF1. It peaked at an EF3 northeast of Deer Park just before crossing the Houston Ship Channel.
Teams observed high-tension electrical towers that had been flattened indicating the presence of 140 mph EF3 winds at that time.
The tornado then lifted northwest of Baytown around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday.