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Notrees Tornado Rated EF3 by the National Weather Service

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NewsWest 9

The National Weather Service has released the rating for the Notrees tornado that touched down three weeks ago, and it's the strongest to hit West Texas in 20 years. 

The Weather Service says the tornado was an EF-3 tornado with winds of at least 160 miles an hour, that's the strongest to hit in Ector County in at least 130 years. 

Wind engineers were brought in to assess the damage. 

Two pump jacks, weighing in at more than 70,000 pounds were ripped from the ground, bases and all. 

The last time there was a tornado stronger than this one was the EF-4 Bakersfield Valley tornado from June 1st, 1990.

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