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Event Winter Weather
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-01-31 06:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-01-31 08:30:00.0 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 The passage of a Canadian cold front and a vigorous storm system combined to produce a brief bout of dangerous winter weather over much of the South Plains region of west Texas early on the 31st.
Northwesterly winds sustained at speeds in excess of 30 mph combined with light to moderate snowfall to result in widespread blowing snow. Although only light accumulations were reported at a few locations, visibilities were significantly restricted during the morning rush hour, and temperatures in the lower 20s caused the snow to quickly freeze onto area roadways.
Despite the fact that the storm's impact was brief, only two hours in duration, it contributed to more than 90 traffic accidents across the region and at least seven minor injuries. A total of 83 vehicular accidents were reported in Lubbock (Lubbock County), where all of the reported injuries occurred. Weather related collisions also were reported in Plainview, including one which involved a school bus. Total damages were estimated to be $900,000.
Most locations recorded less than one inch of total snow accumulation, however, a list of South Plains cities reporting one inch or greater accumulations included: 2 inches at Silverton (Briscoe County) with drifts up to 6 inches deep, 1 inch Bovina (Parmer County), 1 inch at Dimmitt (Castro County), 1 inch at Muleshoe (Bailey County), 1 inch at Plainview (Hale County), and 1 inch at Tulia (Swisher 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 0 900.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOTLEY (ZONE) MOTLEY (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KING (ZONE) KING (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTLE (ZONE) COTTLE (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 800.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKENS (ZONE) DICKENS (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 01/31/2008 06:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 900.00K 0.00K