The velocity data (winds) strongly indicated a tornado as seen in the first image with StormTRACK Doppler 8's Velocity Scope. The second image shows the classic "hook" on the storm. Click the image to enlarge.
The second tornado was the Cleburne County tornado. It was deadly. It was an EF2. It killed 1 and injured 4. Two homes were destroyed, and 8 others damaged. Here's a screen grab of our coverage showing the radar image at that time:
The third tornado was in White County. It was an EF1 near Letona and Center Hill. Once again, radar looked very impressive and we were tracking this one closely due to the data we were seeing. We were also tracking this storm in the Wood Ford StormTRACKER before it got too dark. You can clearly see the rotation on StormTRACK Doppler 8:
Severe weather season kicked in last Wednesday and we all need to be prepared for the rest of the season. We learned a couple of things on Wednesday. First, I learned that we need as many eyes on the storm as possible. That's why we're so blessed to have great storm spotters. Robert Rowland did an amazing job Wednesday. He did not panic anyone. He did not scream and yell. He observed and passed along the information without hyping it up. Perfect. Second, I learned that we have so much info coming in now! Between Twitter, the NWS Chat, and The Loop. Information is instant! This will save lives!
Review your plans over the next few days and get ready. We'll have more storms before you know it!