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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 58 kts.
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Begin Date 06/15/2012 22:05:00 CST-6
Begin Range 7
Begin Azimuth SSE
Begin Location CROSBYTON MUNI ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 33.54/-101.17
End Date 06/15/2012 22:05:00 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 Late this afternoon, a small cluster of slow-moving storms developed in far eastern New Mexico over Roosevelt and northern Lea Counties. By early evening, these storms solidified into a squall line and accelerated east across the western South Plains of Texas where strong instability resided. Although several wind gusts just shy of 58 mph were measured by various Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet sites across the western South Plains, a few winds gusts as high as 65 mph did eventually occur later in the evening. These winds created a large dustfoot along the length of the gust front that reduced visibilities in most areas to a few miles, with isolated instances of near zero visibilities downwind of cotton fields near Wolfforth.

As the squall line entered southwest Lubbock County, an east-west oriented line of storms intersected the line and resulted in one intense storm that produced localized large hail. Of greater significance was the torrential rainfall rates up to 3.5 inches per hour over much of the city of Lubbock. Widespread rainfall totals in this area of over one inch in a short period of time resulted in widespread street flooding.

By late this night, the 140 mile-long squall line began dissipating near the Caprock Escarpment. Similar to the night before, a strong pressure gradient developed in the wake of the line and resulted in some instances of high winds and damaging gusts over the northern South Plains for periods nearly one hour in duration.
Event Narrative Measured by a Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet station.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
HART CASTRO CO. TX 06/15/2012 20:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
OLTON LAMB CO. TX 06/15/2012 20:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 06/15/2012 20:34 CST-6 Dust Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOLFFORTH LUBBOCK CO. TX 06/15/2012 20:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK LUBBOCK CO. TX 06/15/2012 21:03 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOLFFORTH LUBBOCK CO. TX 06/15/2012 21:25 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SLATON LUBBOCK CO. TX 06/15/2012 21:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYDADA MUNI ARPT FLOYD CO. TX 06/15/2012 21:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBYTON MUNI ARPT CROSBY CO. TX 06/15/2012 22:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HART CASTRO CO. TX 06/16/2012 00:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 62 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ABERNATHY MUNI ARPT HALE CO. TX 06/16/2012 01:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 3.00K 0.00K