Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-02-20 14:15:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-02-20 14:15:00.0 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 A strong upper level storm system moved across the Southern Plains on the 20th. This system produced high winds and blowing dust over much of West Texas. The highest winds were observed across the extreme southern Texas panhandle into the northern South Plains. Wind speeds increased late in the morning and quickly subsided late in the afternoon as the storm system moved east of the region. Several accidents were reported due to the high winds. A tractor trailer was blown over on Interstate 27 in Lubbock County just north of Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An additional tractor trailer blew off the road in Hockley County on Farm to Market road 2130.
Near zero visibilities due to blowing dust caused an 11 vehicle accident in Hall County, three miles north of Estelline on US Highway 287. Two vans, four passenger vehicles and five tractor trailers were involved in this wreck with four injuries reported.
A list of severe wind gusts measured by the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet and Automated Surface Observing Systems follows:
Silverton (Briscoe County)...63 mph, Hart (Castro County)...61 mph, Ralls (Crosby County)...60 mph, Roaring Springs (Motley County)...59 mph, Turkey (Hall County)...59 mph, Abernathy (Hale County)...59 mph, Olton (Lamb County)...59 mph, Dimmitt (Castro County)...58 mph, Floydada (Floyd County)...58 mph, Morton (Cochran County)...58 mph.
A list of maximum sustained severe winds measured by the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet follows:
Friona (Parmer County)...44 mph, Anton (Hockley County)...44 mph, Wolfforth (Lubbock County)...43 mph, Tulia (Swisher County)...42 mph, Muleshoe (Bailey County)...42 mph, Plains (Yoakum County)...40 mph.
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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 1 165.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 10:15 CST-6 High Wind 38 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 10:50 CST-6 High Wind 36 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 11:05 CST-6 High Wind 36 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 11:30 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 11:40 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 11:45 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 12:05 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 12:25 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 12:40 CST-6 High Wind 38 kts. MS 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 12:55 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOTLEY (ZONE) MOTLEY (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 13:30 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 13:35 CST-6 High Wind 37 kts. MS 0 1 10.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 13:45 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YOAKUM (ZONE) YOAKUM (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 13:55 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 14:15 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 14:30 CST-6 Dust Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 02/20/2012 14:40 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 165.00K 0.00K