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Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 43 kts.
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Begin Date 01/29/2008 08:10:00 CST-6
End Date 01/29/2008 10:20:00 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 Westerly winds brought very dry conditions to much of the western South Plains and the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle during the afternoon hours of the 28th. A 20,000 acre wildfire ignited within this environment south-southwest of Muleshoe (Bailey County) and quickly spread northeastward threatening the town. The fire burned out of control for nearly five hours before it was temporarily contained. Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.

During the pre-dawn hours of the 29th, a passing cold front re-intensified winds. The winds fanned lingering hotspots at the wildfire burn site, and resulted in a re-surgance of the fire. A mobile home and a few vehicles were destroyed. The occupant of the mobile home suffered serious injuries. A separate wildfire burned a massive cotton bur pile and threatened homes near Floydada (Floyd County) while a less significant fire evolved in rural areas of northwestern Kent County.

In addition to fire weather impacts, numerous severe wind gusts were recorded by the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet. The winds brought damage to portions of the South Plains. A large medal warehouse was destroyed in northwest Lubbock (Lubbock County). Reports also indicated downed trees and other wind-blown objects damaged utility lines between Plainview (Hale County) and Lubbock (Lubbock County). A list of severe wind gusts recorded by the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet and at area airports follows: 67 mph at White River Lake (Crosby County), 66 mph at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (Lubbock County), 64 mph at Brownfield (Terry County), 64 mph at Levelland (Hockley County), 63 mph at Amherst (Lamb County), 63 mph at Plains (Yoakum County), 63 mph at Olton (Lamb County), 63 mph at Sundown (Cochran County), 62 mph at Childress Municipal Airport (Childress County), 61 mph at Graham (Garza County), 61 mph at Turkey (Hall County), 60 mph at Anton (Hockley County), 60 mph at Silverton (Briscoe County), 60 mph at Tahoka (Lynn County), 59 mph at Floydada (Floyd County), 59 mph at Friona (Parmer County), 59 mph at O'Donnell (Lynn County), 58 mph at Hart (Castro County), 58 mph at Memphis (Hall County), 58 mph at Plainview (Hale County), and 58 mph at Reese Center (Lubbock County).
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 3 190.00K 2.000M
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 01/28/2008 15:20 CST-6 Wildfire 0 3 75.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 03:50 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 04:25 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 04:30 CST-6 High Wind 37 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 04:40 CST-6 High Wind 43 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 05:15 CST-6 High Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 05:20 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 06:45 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 07:10 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 07:15 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. MS 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 07:30 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 07:40 CST-6 High Wind 42 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 08:10 CST-6 High Wind 43 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 08:30 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 2.000M
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 08:40 CST-6 High Wind 43 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 08:45 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 08:45 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 08:50 CST-6 High Wind 36 kts. MS 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
YOAKUM (ZONE) YOAKUM (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 08:55 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 09:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 09:10 CST-6 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 09:15 CST-6 High Wind 43 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYNN (ZONE) LYNN (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 09:15 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 09:30 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYNN (ZONE) LYNN (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 09:35 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 09:40 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 01/29/2008 10:00 CST-6 High Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 190.00K 2.000M