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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:30 am

Thunderstorms that produced high winds and hail in some areas caused damage across the greater Killeen area Thursday evening, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Dennis Cavanaugh said there were several reports of downed tree limbs in Killeen, and winds just southwest of Killeen were reported to have reached 59 mph.

Some residents reported seeing a tornado in the city; however, Cavanaugh said there was no tornadic activity.

“A lot of times when there is very strong wind damage, like what was reported here, people do see circulations, and that’s natural that we get these spinning circulations when the strong winds hit a building or something,” he said. “It’s not really a tornado, but people see a rotation and assume it’s a tornado.”

Cavanaugh said they received reports of the wind blowing the roof off a house, uprooted trees and downed power lines about 6 miles east of Lampasas.

Sgt. Martin Ruiz, spokesman for the Copperas Cove Police Department, said Cove didn’t have any major damage, but tree branches were broken around the city.

Cavanaugh said Harker Heights received about 1½ inches of hail with the line of thunderstorms, with most hail and high winds occurring between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The greater Killeen area received nearly 3 inches of rain.

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