Severe storm coverage and highlights for May 26, 2019

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Summary:

The western portions of the South Plains were placed under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 PM Sunday (which did not include Lubbock). Separately, a flood watch was also put in effect until midnight for Lubbock and the northern half of the South Plains. The forecast called for a chance of rain in Lubbock and some storms could be severe. 

Live Coverage:

Closings, Cancellations or Delays: 

  • None yet 

Road Closures:

  • No new closures on Sunday.

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Storm Highlights:

  • 11:29 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Swisher County, TX until 12:15 AM CDT
  • 11:07 PM: NWS says, A dangerous thunderstorm with a history of producing tornadoes is moving northeast and approaching I-27. It should cross the Interstate between Tulia and Happy.
  • 10:55 PM: Lamb Co. Sheriff’s Office says only damage so far was seen near CR 99 & HWY 70 (Near 303)– Tin blown off building and downed power lines. Deputies are patrolling path of storm to see if there is anything else. 
  • 10:45 PM: Bailey County Sheriff’s Office said so far no confirmed damage, but patrol units were still keeping an out. 
  • 10:40 PM: NWS says, Folks in and around Nazareth should take shelter now! A tornado is still on the ground northeast of Sunnyside moving northeast. It will cross 194 by 10:45 and pass close to Nazarath around 10:50 pm.
  • 10:18 PM: NWS says, Tornado will cross Highway 385 near Sunnyside around 1026 PM CDT. Persons around Sunnyside should be in shelter!
  • 10:13 PM: A viewer reports a tornado on the ground 5 miles north of Earth. 
  • 10:04 PM: NWS said, Tornado confirmed west of the town of Earth, just north of Highway 70 moving northeast. It will just miss Earth to the north.
  • 9:47 PM: NWS said, The severe thunderstorm near Muleshoe has weakened and moved east of town. The tornado threat has ended for the city of Muleshoe.
  • 9:22 PM: Muleshoe Police spotted a tornado briefly on the ground near Lariat. 
  • 9:11 PM: Tornado Warning including Muleshoe TX, Bovina TX, Sudan TX until 10:00 PM CDT 
  • 8:51 PM: Tornado Warning including Muleshoe TX, Lariat TX, Needmore TX until 9:15 PM CDT 
  • 8:41 PM: Word comes to the newsroom that a tornado was confirmed near Dora, NM (about 17 miles southeast of Portales) 
  • 7:54 PM:A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Oklahoma and Texas until 2 AM CDT (includes Lubbock County) 
  • 7:38 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Muleshoe TX, Friona TX, Bovina TX until 8:30 PM CDT

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