Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 1.00 in.
State TEXAS
County/Area HALE
WFO LUB
Report Source SHAVE Project
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-06-13 17:40:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1WSW SETH WARD
Begin Lat/Lon 34.21/-101.7
End Date 2009-06-13 18:15:00.0 CST-6
End Location 6E SETH WARD
End Lat/Lon 34.22/-101.58
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 An active round of severe thunderstorm occurred over the west Texas South Plains during the afternoon and evening hours of the 13th. Several storms evolved into supercells, and produced very large hail, destructive winds, and weak tornadoes.
Thunderstorms initiated around 14:00 CST over the central South Plains, and quickly became severe with large hail initially reported in Lubbock (Lubbock County). More intense and organized supercell storms formed over the Rolling Plains by the mid to late afternoon hours, however, and moved southeastward. One particularly organized and long-lived high precipitation supercell impacted the Aspermont vicinity of Stonewall County, where it produced a swath of damaging winds and at least one tornado. A 100 mph wind gust and a corresponding 32 millibar pressure drop was measured when the tornado struck the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet site northeast of Aspermont. Although no injuries were reportedly related to the tornado, severe gusts north of Aspermont overturned a tractor trailer truck injuring the driver.
Additional supercells impacted portions of Briscoe and Hale Counties, and very large wind-blown hail caused damages in both counties. Two tornadoes were observed by storm chasers in the Silverton and Quitaque vicinity of southern Briscoe County.
Total economic damages were estimated near $650,000 across the South Plains region.
Event Narrative The National Severe Storms Laboratory SHAVE Project reported quarter size hail, occasionally larger, in the Seth Ward vicinity between 17:45 and 18:15. The hail was preceded by damaging thunderstorm winds immediately southwest of Seth Ward.


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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 1 650.00K 0.00K
DOUD LUBBOCK CO. TX 06/13/2009 14:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROARING SPGS MOTLEY CO. TX 06/13/2009 15:03 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
QUITAQUE BRISCOE CO. TX 06/13/2009 15:05 CST-6 Hail 4.00 in. 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
QUITAQUE BRISCOE CO. TX 06/13/2009 15:05 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
QUITAQUE BRISCOE CO. TX 06/13/2009 15:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
QUITAQUE BRISCOE CO. TX 06/13/2009 15:20 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUTHRIE KING CO. TX 06/13/2009 15:51 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUTHRIE KING CO. TX 06/13/2009 16:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TULIA SWISHER CO. TX 06/13/2009 16:10 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
JAYTON KENT CO. TX 06/13/2009 16:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ASPERMONT STONEWALL CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 66 kts. MG 0 1 250.00K 0.00K
ASPERMONT STONEWALL CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:25 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
TULIA SWISHER CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SILVERTON BRISCOE CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:32 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SILVERTON BRISCOE CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:32 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SETH WARD HALE CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SETH WARD HALE CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SETH WARD HALE CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:45 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SILVERTON BRISCOE CO. TX 06/13/2009 17:51 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SILVERTON BRISCOE CO. TX 06/13/2009 18:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 650.00K 0.00K