Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||06/15/2012 22:05:00 CST-6|
|Begin Location||CROSBYTON MUNI ARPT|
|End Date||06/15/2012 22:05:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|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:
|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|
|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|