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Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.88 in.
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Begin Date 04/22/2010 21:31:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location CROSBYTON
Begin Lat/Lon 33.67/-101.25
End Date 04/22/2010 21:31:00 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 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 Nickel size hail was reported in Crosbyton shortly after 21:30 CST.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 510.00K 0.00K
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 18:20 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 100.00K 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
SWEARINGEN COTTLE CO. TX 04/22/2010 20:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 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
Totals: 0 0 510.00K 0.00K