Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||06/03/2009 16:59:00 CST-6|
|End Date||06/03/2009 17:05:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||The combination of upper level energy diving southeast from the central Plains into the northwestern Gulf region with a dissipating front moving toward Deep South Texas triggered strong to severe thunderstorms across Brooks County, which quickly raced southward into Hidalgo and Starr County. These storms produced a combination of strong, locally damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning, and brief torrential rains during the early to mid evening hours. Funnel clouds and one tornado were noted.
One storm, a mini-supercell, showed significant rotation while moving into rural southwestern Brooks County. This storm evolved into a bow shaped event as it reached the populated portion of Hidalgo County from west of Edinburg through Mission. While it was possible that minor damage reported near Alton (north of McAllen) may have been from a small tornado touchdown, there were no visual confirmations at the time.
|Event Narrative||A border patrol reported nickel size hail one mile east of Falfurrias.|
All events for this episode:
|FALFURRIAS||BROOKS CO.||TX||06/03/2009||16:30||CST-6||Heavy Rain||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|FALFURRIAS ARPT||BROOKS CO.||TX||06/03/2009||16:55||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||53 kts. EG||0||0||5.00K||0.00K|
|FALFURRIAS||BROOKS CO.||TX||06/03/2009||16:59||CST-6||Hail||0.88 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|MC COOK||HIDALGO CO.||TX||06/03/2009||19:10||CST-6||Funnel Cloud||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|LINDSAY GARDENS||HIDALGO CO.||TX||06/03/2009||19:20||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||53 kts. EG||0||0||10.00K||0.00K|
|CHIHUAHUA||HIDALGO CO.||TX||06/03/2009||19:27||CST-6||Hail||1.00 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|SHAYLAND||HIDALGO CO.||TX||06/03/2009||19:27||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||54 kts. EG||0||0||2.00K||0.00K|
|MISSION||HIDALGO CO.||TX||06/03/2009||19:42||CST-6||Hail||1.00 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|