Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 56 kts.
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-04-01 23:35:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-04-02 08:35:00.0 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 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).
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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 0 165.00K 0.00K
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
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 04/02/2009 02:15 CST-6 Wildfire 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
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
Totals: 0 0 165.00K 0.00K