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Event Details

Event Heat
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Begin Date 06/01/2008 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 06/20/2008 00:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 100.00K
Episode Narrative Abnormally hot and dry weather prevailed over the west Texas South Plains region during the first half of June. The month started with a span of six consecutive days that saw 100 degree temperatures across the area, and fourteen of the month's first sixteen days brought triple digit heat. Daytime temperature maxima reached record values at Childress and Lubbock on five occasions, including a 110 degree record set on the 3rd at Childress. Breezy winds accompanied the unseasonably warm weather, which was some fifteen to twenty degrees above climatological averages. In fact, winds were 5 mph higher than climate averages for the same period.

Blowing dust lofted by the wind combined with heat to cause extensive and widespread damages to young cotton crops across the South Plains. Local newspapers and agricultural officials described the cotton as scorched, and reported that many dryland crops were wiped out. Lubbock city and Texas Department of Transportation officials even blamed damage to a city street on black top expansion from excessive heat. No heat related injuries or fatalities were reported.

By mid-month, portions of the southwestern South Plains, including: Cochran, Lynn, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, experienced severe (D2) drought conditions per the U.S. Drought Monitor. The magnitude of drought related impacts quickly subsided by the end of June, however, as a prolonged period of widespread convective rainfalls began to impact the region.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 850.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOTLEY (ZONE) MOTLEY (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
COTTLE (ZONE) COTTLE (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STONEWALL (ZONE) STONEWALL (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YOAKUM (ZONE) YOAKUM (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
LYNN (ZONE) LYNN (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
GARZA (ZONE) GARZA (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKENS (ZONE) DICKENS (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KING (ZONE) KING (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 06/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 50.00K 100.00K
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 850.00K