Storm Drenches Lubbock, Low-Level Flooding Reports Common

Published 05/26 2014 04:47PM

Updated 05/26 2014 04:53PM

Image of 50th and Chicago by Chris Zuniga
Image of 50th and Chicago by Chris Zuniga
LUBBOCK, TX – A flood warning was issued for Southern Lubbock County until 6:30 pm for rainfall that was up to two inches per hour. The National Weather Service said runoff would be a problem in various locations of the southern part of the City of Lubbock.

A small portion of Dawson County was included in the tornado warning for Martin County Monday afternoon. Storm spotters reported seeing a funnel cloud. The Skycam network from showed dark skies over Lamesa, but the camera was not close enough to distinguish any funnel all the way to the south in Martin County.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the South Plains on Monday – meaning conditions were possible for a tornado. Just after 4:00 pm radar indicated rotation in the storm as it approached Lubbock. No warning had been issued for the city at that time.

The closest warning at the time was a severe thunderstorm in Borden and Dawson Counties. Flood advisories had been issued for Hale, Floyd and Briscoe Counties.

The Skycam at the studios of KLBK/KAMC, 7403 South University Avenue, showed minor flooding at South Loop and University. TxDOT cameras also showed low level flooding at several major intersections in Lubbock.

The weather sensors at the studios measured almost 0.73 inches of rain in less than one hour.

According to social media there was minor flooding at 107th and Elkhart, FM 179 and Woodrow Road, 50th and Chicago, and many other places.

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