Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.01 Miles
-- Width 20 Yards
County/Area CROSBY
Report Source Storm Chaser
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-06-04 19:28:00.0 CST-6
Begin Lat/Lon 33.63/-101.27
End Date 2012-06-04 19:28:00.0 CST-6
End Lat/Lon 33.63/-101.27
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Moisture trapped beneath a developing ridge of upper high pressure combined with strong daytime heating to fuel the development of numerous thunderstorms. Although wind shear was minimal, very strong instability led to several of these storms becoming strong while growing into multicellular clusters and lines. Some of these storms produced large hail, high winds and even one very brief EF0 tornado. The large coverage of these slow-moving storms proved very beneficial to South Plains residents and farmers as a widespread rain event had not occurred since early spring.
Event Narrative A brief tornado located about two miles southwest of Crosbyton was photographed by a storm chaser. NWS radar indicated a short-lived, low-level mesocyclone that developed along the northwest edge of an apparent surging gust front. The increased cyclonic shear to the left of the gust front's motion was likely stretched vertically and produced the brief EF0 tornado. No damage survey was conducted as the tornado was only in progress for less than one minute over open land.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 16.00K 0.00K
HALE CENTER HALE CO. TX 06/04/2012 15:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE CENTER HALE CO. TX 06/04/2012 15:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUSTERVILLE HOCKLEY CO. TX 06/04/2012 17:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 16.00K 0.00K
WOLFFORTH LUBBOCK CO. TX 06/04/2012 17:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDHILL FLOYD CO. TX 06/04/2012 17:28 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKENS DICKENS CO. TX 06/04/2012 19:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBYTON MUNI ARPT CROSBY CO. TX 06/04/2012 19:28 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUSTICEBURG GARZA CO. TX 06/04/2012 20:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 16.00K 0.00K