Morning Thunderstorm Complex Sweeps Across the South Plains Area - Causes Some Wind Damage at Floydada
17 May 2010

 
Radar image of a severe thunderstorm near Floydada, TX around 10 am CDT on May 17th, 2010
 Above: Reflectivity image from the Lubbock WSR-88D radar at 10 am CDT on May 17th - just after the severe thunderstorm passed through Floydada

The morning thunderstorm complex moved southeast from the far southwest Texas Panhandle through the southeast Rolling Plains. In addition to wind damage in Floydada, the storms also brought street flooding to Floydada and Plainview, and large hail at Dickens and Aspermont (see the damage reports at the bottom of this page). The following image shows the path of radar-estimated hail size and is a good indicator of the stronger portions of the storm. This reveals the storm track across the area (click on the image to view a larger version).
Image of the radar estimated hail size following the storm track across the South Plains area on May 17th, 2010
 Above: Composite image of radar-estimated hail size from the Lubbock WSR-88D from about 5 am to 12 pm CDT on 17 May 2010.
 
 NWS Damage Survey of the May 17th Severe Thunderstorm in Floydada
 
 


 

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Below is a summary of severe weather reports received from our office from this event...
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
945 PM CDT MON MAY 17 2010

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0716 AM HAIL 2 SE HART 34.37N 102.09W
05/17/2010 E1.00 INCH CASTRO TX TRAINED SPOTTER

0735 AM HAIL 5 N EDMONSON 34.35N 101.89W
05/17/2010 M0.75 INCH SWISHER TX STORM CHASER

PENNY HAIL REPORTED NORTH OF EDMONSON AT INTERSECTION
OF FARM TO MARKET ROADS 1424 AND 145

0828 AM TSTM WND GST 1 S PLAINVIEW 34.19N 101.72W
05/17/2010 M58 MPH HALE TX AWOS

0837 AM FLOOD PLAINVIEW 34.19N 101.72W
05/17/2010 HALE TX STORM CHASER

ONE TO THREE INCHES OF WATER REPORTED OVER THE
INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 70 AND INTERSTATE 27.

0935 AM TSTM WND GST 2 NNE FLOYDADA 34.01N 101.32W
05/17/2010 M84 MPH FLOYD TX MESONET

0935 AM TSTM WND DMG FLOYDADA 33.98N 101.34W
05/17/2010 FLOYD TX EMERGENCY MNGR

REPORT OF AT LEAST TWO SEMI-TRUCKS BLOWN OVER AND THREE
ROOFS DAMAGED...INCLUDING A MUSEUM AND A GAS STATION IN
FLOYDADA.

0935 AM TSTM WND DMG FLOYDADA 33.98N 101.34W
05/17/2010 FLOYD TX NEWSPAPER

REPORT OF TREES AND ELECTRICAL WIRES KNOCKED DOWN
THROUGHOUT FLOYDADA. ALSO A REPORT OF A COUPLE BARN
BLOWN OVER.

0940 AM TSTM WND GST 2 NNE FLOYDADA 34.01N 101.32W
05/17/2010 M74 MPH FLOYD TX MESONET

1000 AM FLOOD FLOYDADA 33.98N 101.34W
05/17/2010 FLOYD TX EMERGENCY MNGR

APPROX. THREE INCHES OF RAIN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME
CAUSED WIDESPREAD MINOR FLOODING IN FLOYDADA - SOME
STREETS IMPASSABLE

1045 AM TSTM WND GST 1 W SPUR 33.48N 100.87W
05/17/2010 M61 MPH DICKENS TX MESONET

1055 AM TSTM WND DMG DICKENS 33.62N 100.84W
05/17/2010 DICKENS TX LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES LIMBS REPORTED DOWN IN DICKENS.

1055 AM TSTM WND DMG DICKENS 33.62N 100.84W
05/17/2010 DICKENS TX TRAINED SPOTTER

NUMEROUS LARGE TREES AND UTILITY POLES KNOCKED IN
DICKENS. ALSO A REPORT ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOUSE.

1055 AM HAIL DICKENS 33.62N 100.84W
05/17/2010 M1.00 INCH DICKENS TX TRAINED SPOTTER

REPORT OF NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL TWO INCHES DEEP
COVERING THE ROAD NEAR THE POST OFFICE IN DICKENS.

1100 AM FLOOD DICKENS 33.62N 100.84W
05/17/2010 DICKENS TX LAW ENFORCEMENT

REPORT OF WATER OVER A FEW OF THE ROADS IN DICKENS.

1215 PM TSTM WND GST 3 NE ASPERMONT 33.17N 100.19W
05/17/2010 M60 MPH STONEWALL TX MESONET

1218 PM HAIL 1 E ASPERMONT 33.14N 100.21W
05/17/2010 E1.75 INCH STONEWALL TX TRAINED SPOTTER

GOLFBALL HAIL REPORTED AT THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
BUILDING.

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