Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||04/22/2010 18:01:00 CST-6|
|End Date||04/22/2010 18:01:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||Scattered thunderstorms developed over the central and eastern South Plains region of west Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 22nd. These storms resulted in significant severe weather, including strong tornadoes, as they impacted portions of the extreme southeastern Panhandle and the Rolling Plains. |The severe weather over the South Plains of west Texas on the 22nd was part of a larger tornado outbreak that impacted areas from west Texas northward through western Kansas and eastern Colorado.
Thunderstorms initiated over the central South Plains along and east of a dryline late in the day. These storms, some exhibiting supercell characteristics, initially became severe and produced large hail and damaging winds before 18:00 CST. By 18:20 CST, the first of three tornadoes, two of which were long-lived and significant, developed over northeastern Motley County. The parent supercell thunderstorm produced two damaging and rain-wrapped tornadoes over portions of Motley and Cottle Counties. The initial tornado south of Northfield crossed the Motley and Cottle County line southwest of Cee Vee. This three-quarter mile wide EF-2 tornado destroyed windmills and utility poles as it tracked through rural ranchlands. The second tornado heavily damaged or destroyed three farmsteads south and southeast of Cee Vee (Cottle County). Winds were estimated at approximately 140 mph where one home was destroyed east of that community. No injuries were reported.
A second supercell thunderstorm developed south of the initial tornadic storm, and became tornadic near Swearingen (Cottle County) shortly after 21:00 CST.
In addition to tornadoes, numerous reports of large hail up to the size of baseballs were received. Another Cottle County home was heavily damaged by thunderstorm winds just north of Paducah as convection organized into a linear complex late in the evening. Also, training thunderstorms repeatedly moved over the Tahoka area in Lynn County. This resulted in areas of flooding and portions of two U.S. Highways were rendered impassable.
In all, property damages were estimated at $530,000. No injuries were reported.
|Event Narrative||Trained storm spotters reported that damaging thunderstorm winds flipped a cotton trailer and destroyed a barn near the Silver Falls Roadside Park on U.S. Highway 82 east of Crosbyton.|
All events for this episode:
|PLAINVIEW||HALE CO.||TX||04/22/2010||17:45||CST-6||Hail||1.25 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|POST||GARZA CO.||TX||04/22/2010||17:48||CST-6||Hail||0.88 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CROSBYTON||CROSBY CO.||TX||04/22/2010||18:01||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||52 kts. EG||0||0||50.00K||0.00K|
|SOUTH PLAINS||FLOYD CO.||TX||04/22/2010||18:10||CST-6||Hail||1.00 in.||0||0||10.00K||0.00K|
|NORTHFIELD||MOTLEY CO.||TX||04/22/2010||18:22||CST-6||Hail||1.75 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|NORTHFIELD||MOTLEY CO.||TX||04/22/2010||18:24||CST-6||Hail||2.00 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|POST||GARZA CO.||TX||04/22/2010||18:37||CST-6||Hail||1.75 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|POST||GARZA CO.||TX||04/22/2010||18:40||CST-6||Hail||2.75 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CEE VEE||COTTLE CO.||TX||04/22/2010||18:42||CST-6||Tornado||EF2||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CEE VEE||COTTLE CO.||TX||04/22/2010||18:46||CST-6||Tornado||EF3||0||0||300.00K||0.00K|
|TAHOKA||LYNN CO.||TX||04/22/2010||19:29||CST-6||Hail||1.00 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|COLEYVILLE||COTTLE CO.||TX||04/22/2010||19:45||CST-6||Hail||1.75 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CHILDRESS||CHILDRESS CO.||TX||04/22/2010||19:45||CST-6||Hail||1.75 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|TAHOKA||LYNN CO.||TX||04/22/2010||20:20||CST-6||Hail||1.00 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|NEW HOME ARPT||LYNN CO.||TX||04/22/2010||20:56||CST-6||Flood||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|SOUTHLAND||GARZA CO.||TX||04/22/2010||21:07||CST-6||Hail||1.00 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|DICKENS||DICKENS CO.||TX||04/22/2010||21:17||CST-6||Hail||1.25 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CROSBYTON||CROSBY CO.||TX||04/22/2010||21:31||CST-6||Hail||0.88 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|PADUCAH||COTTLE CO.||TX||04/22/2010||22:55||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||65 kts. EG||0||0||50.00K||0.00K|