Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-01-22 11:15:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-01-22 11:25:00.0 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 During the morning and afternoon of the 22nd, very strong winds and blowing dust covered much of the region as a powerful upper level storm system raced across the central High Plains. Winds initially increased early in the morning behind a Pacific type cold front. Wind speeds quickly increased behind this front and lifted considerable amounts of dust into the atmosphere. The blowing dust reduced visibilities to less than one half mile at many locations. Strong winds and low visibilities caused a tractor trailer to blow over on Interstate 27 north of Abernathy. A secondary surge of strong winds entered the southeastern Texas panhandle by the middle of the afternoon. This secondary surge was generated by showers in the eastern Texas panhandle. These intense winds caused much damage across the South Plains, Rolling Plains and extreme southern Texas Panhandle. Damage reports mostly included downed utility poles and broken tree limbs. Some of the most extensive damage occurred in Floyd County where over 2500 acres of winter wheat were sand blasted. Additionally, a large tree was uprooted in Lubbock and fell on a vehicle, motorcycle and roof of a home. Winds quickly diminished during the late afternoon as the storm system moved east of the region.
A list of severe wind gusts measured by the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet and Automated Surface Observing Systems follows:
70 mph at Tulia (Swisher County)...68 mph at Silverton (Briscoe County)...67 mph at Turkey (Hall County)...67 mph at Childress (Childress County)...65 mph at Amherst (Lamb County)...64 mph at Paducah (Cottle County)...62 mph at Quitaque (Briscoe County)...61 mph at Hart (Castro County)...61 mph at Olton (Lamb County)...60 mph at Dimmitt (Castro County)...60 mph at Floydada (Floyd County)...60 mph at Friona (Parmer County)...60 mph at Lubbock (Lubbock County)...60 mph at Muleshoe (Bailey County)...60 mph at Northfield (Motley County)...60 mph at Reese Center (Lubbock County)...59 mph at Abernathy (Hale County)...58 mph at Anton (Hockley County)...58 mph at Morton (Cochran County)...58 mph at Ralls (Crosby County)...58 mph at Roaring Springs (Motley County).
A list of maximum sustained severe winds measured by the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet follows:
43 mph at Brownfield (Terry County)...43 mph at Plains (Yoakum County)...41 mph at Denver City (Yoakum County)...41 mph at O'Donnell (Lynn County)...41 mph at Graham (Garza County)...40 mph at Guthrie (King 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 0 435.00K 500.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 07:05 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 09:25 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 09:40 CST-6 High Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 09:40 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 09:45 CST-6 High Wind 59 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 09:55 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 09:55 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 10:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YOAKUM (ZONE) YOAKUM (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 10:15 CST-6 High Wind 37 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 10:27 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 200.00K 500.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 10:28 CST-6 High Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 10:45 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 10:55 CST-6 High Wind 37 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 11:15 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYNN (ZONE) LYNN (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 11:15 CST-6 High Wind 36 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 11:20 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
KING (ZONE) KING (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 11:25 CST-6 High Wind 36 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 12:00 CST-6 Dust Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARZA (ZONE) GARZA (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 12:55 CST-6 High Wind 36 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOTLEY (ZONE) MOTLEY (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 14:10 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTLE (ZONE) COTTLE (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 14:30 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 01/22/2012 14:36 CST-6 High Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 435.00K 500.00K