LUBBOCK, TX -- At 9:20 pm a tornado warning was issued for Parmer County until 9:45 pm. The storm was 9 miles north of Farwell and moving east at 25 miles per hour. This particular storm was part of a complex of storms that has at times moved east, southeast and south. Generally speaking the storms developed northwest of Tucumcari and had been moving more or less toward Lubbock ever since their inception.
Another storm was developing southwest of Lubbock and moving to the northeast. It was approaching Sundown with hail as big as grapefruit. Portions of Hockley, Terry, Yoakum and Cochran Counties were in a severe thunderstorm warning until 10:15 pm. National Weather Service projections did not show Lubbock in the path of the most severe portions of the storm.
Later a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Bailey, Castro, Lamb and Parmer Counties until 10:30 pm. A tornado warning was then issued for portions of Bailey and Lamb Counties until 10:15 pm.
At 9:58 pm a tornado warning was issued for Castro County for a storm near Dimmitt until 10:15 pm.
The storm in Bailey/Lamb had 1-inch hail reported, little to no visibility, tree limbs down and gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
At about 10:12 pm there was a report of a tornado six miles north of Sudan moving east at 25 miles per hour. A new tornado warning was issued for Lamb County until 10:30 pm.
There was a report of a tornado 8 miles south of Sudan 10:23 pm. So yet another tornado warning was issued for Lamb County until 10:45 pm. The NWS said there was a tornado spotted near Amherst which was moving southeast at 40 miles per hour.
A wind gust of 81 miles per hour was reported in Amherst.
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