Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-05-06 18:20:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N CROSBYTON
Begin Lat/Lon 33.67/-101.25
End Date 2008-05-06 18:35:00.0 CST-6
End Location 0N CONE
End Lat/Lon 33.78/-101.38
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An active round of severe thunderstorms impacted the west Texas South Plains during the late afternoon and evening of the 6th and continued into the early morning of the 7th.
Convection originated along a dryline near the Texas and New Mexico border, as well as near a pre-existing weak frontal boundary stretched west-to-east over the southwestern South Plains.
Many of the thunderstorms were supercellular in nature and produced a variety of severe weather hazards, however, splitting and low precipitation modes domininated. While these storm structures helped to limited the overall tornado threat, instances of large hail were widespread. A cluster of low precipitation supercells produced hail up to four and a half inches in diameter over portions of Lamb County. Reports of damage from very large hail also were received in the Lubbock vicinity (Lubbock County).
A supercell that interacted with the pre-existing surface boundary over the southwestern South Plains did produce a brief and weak tornado that was observed by a research meteorologist. The tornado remained in open country and resulted in no damage.
Event Narrative Local newspaper accounts indicated that damaging thunderstorm winds accompanied a complex of thunderstorms northeastward over portions of Crosby County. Reports suggest that a number of storage sheds were destroyed and trees were damaged between Crosbyton and Cone by winds estimated to exceed 60 mph. Event times are estimated based on Doppler radar imagery.


     ‚Äč



All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ENOCHS BAILEY CO. TX 05/06/2008 16:40 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODROW LUBBOCK CO. TX 05/06/2008 16:49 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNFIELD TERRY CO. TX 05/06/2008 17:15 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK LUBBOCK CO. TX 05/06/2008 17:20 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BURRIS LUBBOCK CO. TX 05/06/2008 17:22 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ODONNELL LYNN CO. TX 05/06/2008 17:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROPESVILLE HOCKLEY CO. TX 05/06/2008 17:39 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FIELDTON LAMB CO. TX 05/06/2008 17:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLMAN TERRY CO. TX 05/06/2008 17:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REESE VLG LUBBOCK CO. TX 05/06/2008 17:52 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEVELLAND HOCKLEY CO. TX 05/06/2008 18:19 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBYTON CROSBY CO. TX 05/06/2008 18:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HALFWAY HALE CO. TX 05/06/2008 18:37 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KALGARY CROSBY CO. TX 05/06/2008 18:47 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYDADA FLOYD CO. TX 05/06/2008 18:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 64 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPUR DICKENS CO. TX 05/06/2008 19:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLTON LAMB CO. TX 05/06/2008 19:02 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLTON LAMB CO. TX 05/06/2008 19:02 CST-6 Hail 4.50 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SPUR DICKENS CO. TX 05/06/2008 19:38 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUTHRIE KING CO. TX 05/06/2008 20:08 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(CDS)CHILDRESS ARPT CHILDRESS CO. TX 05/06/2008 20:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEMPHIS HALL CO. TX 05/06/2008 20:48 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOLFFORTH LUBBOCK CO. TX 05/06/2008 23:25 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBYTON CROSBY CO. TX 05/06/2008 23:35 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPUR DICKENS CO. TX 05/07/2008 00:42 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
IDALOU LUBBOCK CO. TX 05/07/2008 02:24 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 0.00K