Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||03/02/2008 21:00:00 CST-6|
|End Date||03/03/2008 00:00:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||A powerful winter storm brought a combination of high winds and winter weather, including accumulating snowfall, to the west Texas South Plains region during the evening hours of the 2nd and into the 3rd.
Post frontal northerly winds gusted as high as 62 mph and were sustained at speeds up to 47 mph during the evening hours of the 2nd and the early morning hours of the 3rd over the northwestern half of the South Plains per measurements from the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet. These winds destroyed a metal storage shed when it was blown through a fence in Muleshoe (Bailey County) and snapped a power pole in Childress (Childress County). Observed severe wind gusts follow:
62 mph at White River Lake (Crosby County), 59 mph at Hart (Castro County), 58 mph at Muleshoe (Bailey County), 58 mph at Olton (Lamb County), and 58 mph at Plains (Yoakum County).
In addition, snow began to fall over much of the South Plains shortly before midnight on the 2nd. With high winds continuing into the morning hours of the 3rd, periods of blowing snow significantly reduced visibilities to near blizzard conditions. This contributed to at least two dozen automobile accidents across the region. Injuries were reported as a result of accidents in Castro and Hockley Counties.
Reported snowfall accumulations of at least 1 inch follow: 3 inches at Dimmitt (Castro County), 3 inches at Friona (Parmer County), 3 inches at Morton (Cochran County), 2 inches at Denver City (Yoakum County), 1 inch at Muleshoe (Bailey County), 1 inch at Olton (Lamb County), 1 inch at Brownfield (Terry County).
Combined estimated damages totalled nearly $235,000.
All events for this episode:
|CHILDRESS (ZONE)||CHILDRESS (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||18:30||CST-6||High Wind||36 kts. MS||0||0||4.00K||0.00K|
|PARMER (ZONE)||PARMER (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||18:50||CST-6||High Wind||36 kts. MS||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CASTRO (ZONE)||CASTRO (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||19:00||CST-6||High Wind||51 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|LAMB (ZONE)||LAMB (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||19:05||CST-6||High Wind||50 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|YOAKUM (ZONE)||YOAKUM (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||19:20||CST-6||High Wind||50 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|BAILEY (ZONE)||BAILEY (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||19:25||CST-6||High Wind||50 kts. MG||0||0||10.00K||0.00K|
|BRISCOE (ZONE)||BRISCOE (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||19:45||CST-6||High Wind||36 kts. MS||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|HOCKLEY (ZONE)||HOCKLEY (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||19:55||CST-6||High Wind||37 kts. MS||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|SWISHER (ZONE)||SWISHER (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||20:15||CST-6||High Wind||37 kts. MS||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|CROSBY (ZONE)||CROSBY (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||21:00||CST-6||High Wind||54 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|COCHRAN (ZONE)||COCHRAN (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||22:30||CST-6||High Wind||35 kts. MS||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|COCHRAN (ZONE)||COCHRAN (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|LAMB (ZONE)||LAMB (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|BAILEY (ZONE)||BAILEY (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|TERRY (ZONE)||TERRY (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|YOAKUM (ZONE)||YOAKUM (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||25.00K||0.00K|
|CASTRO (ZONE)||CASTRO (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||15.00K||0.00K|
|HOCKLEY (ZONE)||HOCKLEY (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||50.00K||0.00K|
|LUBBOCK (ZONE)||LUBBOCK (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||75.00K||0.00K|
|PARMER (ZONE)||PARMER (ZONE)||TX||03/02/2008||23:00||CST-6||Winter Weather||0||0||50.00K||0.00K|