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Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 54 kts.
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-03-02 21:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-03-03 00:00:00.0 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 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.
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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 0 229.00K 0.00K
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
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (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
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
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 03/02/2008 23:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 03/02/2008 23:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 50.00K 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
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 03/02/2008 23:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 229.00K 0.00K