Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||04/01/2009 23:35:00 CST-6|
|End Date||04/02/2009 08:35:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||A very dynamic upper air storm system dug southward over the plains of eastern New Mexico and then ejected eastward over the South Plains of west Texas during the late hours of the 1st and early morning hours of the 2nd. This system produced a variety of weather hazards over the South Plains, with widespread high winds being the primary impact.
Severe gusts up to 67 mph were measured by the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet at many locations across the South Plains, both in advance of a strong cold frontal passage and in the post frontal air. These winds caused minor structural damage to a building in O'Donnell (Lynn County). A tree was blown onto a house in Plainview (Hale County) and caused minor damage to the structure's roof. A 100 foot radio communications tower was destroyed by the winds in Paducah (Cottle County) during the mid-morning hours. The tower fell onto and damaged three vehicles in a parking lot, and also downed utility lines. An estimated 250 homes and businesses lost power as a result of the damages, but no injuries were reported. In addition, the winds downed utility lines at an oil well facility in western Cochran County. The downed lines sparked a wind-driven wildfire which consumed between 300 and 500 acres before it was extinguished during the afternoon hours of the 2nd. The fire remained over open country and no damages were reported.
As the upper air storm system passed over the South Plains during the pre-dawn hours of the 2nd, a band of mixed wintry precipitation developed from the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle eastward over the northeastern South Plains. A mixture of sleet and snow resulted in a localized band of light accumulations, including a measured one inch accumulation at Floydada (Floyd County).
Total damages across the region were estimated at $135,000.
A list of measured severe wind gusts follows: 67 mph at Plains (Yoakum County), 64 mph at Memphis (Hall County) and White River Lake (Crosby County), 63 mph at Graham (Garza County), 62 mph at Silverton (Briscoe County), 61 mph at Plainview (Hale County) and west of Sundown (Cochran County), 60 mph at Lubbock (Lubbock County), 59 mph at Dimmitt (Castro County), and 58 mph at Morton (Cochran County).
All events for this episode:
|GARZA (ZONE)||GARZA (ZONE)||TX||04/01/2009||22:40||CST-6||High Wind||55 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CROSBY (ZONE)||CROSBY (ZONE)||TX||04/01/2009||23:35||CST-6||High Wind||56 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|COCHRAN (ZONE)||COCHRAN (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||01:30||CST-6||High Wind||53 kts. MG||0||0||10.00K||0.00K|
|YOAKUM (ZONE)||YOAKUM (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||02:00||CST-6||High Wind||58 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|LAMB (ZONE)||LAMB (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||02:15||CST-6||High Wind||37 kts. MS||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|COCHRAN (ZONE)||COCHRAN (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||02:15||CST-6||Wildfire||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|TERRY (ZONE)||TERRY (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||02:25||CST-6||High Wind||36 kts. MS||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|HOCKLEY (ZONE)||HOCKLEY (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||02:40||CST-6||High Wind||36 kts. MS||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|LUBBOCK (ZONE)||LUBBOCK (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||03:03||CST-6||High Wind||52 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|LYNN (ZONE)||LYNN (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||03:25||CST-6||High Wind||40 kts. MS||0||0||30.00K||0.00K|
|CASTRO (ZONE)||CASTRO (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||04:00||CST-6||High Wind||51 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|FLOYD (ZONE)||FLOYD (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||04:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|HALE (ZONE)||HALE (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||04:04||CST-6||High Wind||53 kts. MG||0||0||10.00K||0.00K|
|HALL (ZONE)||HALL (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||05:45||CST-6||High Wind||56 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|BRISCOE (ZONE)||BRISCOE (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||06:10||CST-6||High Wind||54 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|COTTLE (ZONE)||COTTLE (ZONE)||TX||04/02/2009||08:25||CST-6||High Wind||56 kts. EG||0||0||115.00K||0.00K|