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Event Winter Weather
State TEXAS
County/Area HALE
WFO LUB
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-03-27 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-03-27 22:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A dangerous blizzard struck portions of the U.S. Southern Plains on the 27th. The storm resulted in numerous road closures and other serious public impacts as between 25 and 30 inches of wind blown snow blanketed portions of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, southwestern Kansas, and northwestern Oklahoma. While snow accumulations were dramatically less over the extreme southern Texas Panhandle and the northern South Plains, the area was impacted by the periphery of this major winter storm.
Near blizzard conditions resulted in several road closures and automobile accidents over the northern half of the west Texas South Plains during the morning hours of the 27th. Northwesterly winds sustained at speeds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts near 50 mph caused blowing snow which briefly reduced visibilities to near zero along U.S. Highway 60 in Parmer County and along Interstate 27 in Swisher County. Snow drifts in Parmer County reportedly reached 2 to 3 feet in depth. Travel problems, including serious accidents, were reported in Hall County. Damages attributed to the storm across the west Texas South Plains were estimated to approach $100,000. No injuries, however, were reported.
A list of reported storm total snow accumulations follow: 4 inches at Bovina (Parmer County), 4 inches at Silverton (Briscoe County), 3 inches at Bovina (Parmer County), 3 inches at Farwell (Parmer County), 3 inches at Happy (Swisher County), 3 inches at Turkey (Hall County), 3 inches at Vigo Park (Swisher County), 2 inches at Antelope Flat (Briscoe County), 2 inches at Caprock Canyons State Park (Briscoe County), 2 inches at Easter (Castro County), 2 inches at Estelline (Hall County), 2 inches at Memphis (Hall County), 2 inches at Morton (Cochran County), 2 inches at Olton (Lamb County), 1 inch at Abernathy (Hale County), 1 inch at Lakeview (Hall County), 1 inch at Muleshoe (Bailey County), 1 inch at Nazareth (Castro County), 1 inch at Plainview (Hale County), and 1 inch at Tulia (Swisher County).
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 03/27/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 100.00K 0.00K