Severe storm highlights, links and closings for May 20

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Summary:

Storms on Monday could be severe and produce heavy rainfall, hail, frequent lightning, and tornados.  Portions of the South Plains and Rolling Plains on Monday are under a high risk of severe weather. 

Live Coverage:

Closings, Cancellations or Delays: 

  • Dunbar College Preparatory Academy annual spring picnic – canceled
  • Snyder ISD dismissing classes early on Monday. 1:20 p.m. – elementary school, 1:47 p.m. – secondary school and 1:50 p.m. – high school.

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Storm Highlights:

  • 10:45 PM: Xcel customer have been restored. All but 48 SPEC customers restored.  All but 10 LP&L customers restored. 
  • 7:28 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including King County, TX until 8:00 PM CDT 
  • 7:18 PM: Tornado Warning including Clairemont TX until 7:45 PM CDT (King County) 
  • 7:14 PM: LP&L reports 123 homes or businesses without power.
  • 6:58 PM: Tornado Warning including Justiceburg TX until 7:30 PM CDT (Garza and Kent counties) 
  • 6:53 PM: Tornado Warning including Guthrie TX until 7:45 PM CDT (Dickens and King counties)
  • 6:40 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Justiceburg TX, Augustus TX until 7:45 PM CDT
  • 6:33 PM: 2nd tornado spotted inside the area of the 6:28 pm warning.
  • 6:32 PM: LP&L reports 540 homes or businesses without power 
  • 6:28 PM: Tornado Warning including Spur TX, Dickens TX, Elton TX until 7:00 PM CDT (Dickens County)
  • 6:22 PM:Spur tornado capable of significant damage
  • 6:08 PM: Confirmed tornado, 5 miles west of Spur moving NE at 35 mph.
  • 5:59 PM: Tornado Warning including Spur TX, Dickens TX, Elton TX until 6:30 PM CDT (Crosby and Dickens counties) 
  • 5:56 PM: :LP&L reports 512 homes or business out of power (down from 1,184)
  • 5:45 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Post TX, Augustus TX, Buenos TX until 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:26 PM: SPEC says, “we now have 398 residential members out.”
  • 5:22 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Canyon Valley TX until 6:15 PM CDT (Garza and Crosby counties) 
  • 5:20 PM: SPEC says, “581 residential members out “
  • 5:20 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Tahoka TX, O’Donnell TX until 5:45 PM CDT
  • 5:13 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Slaton TX, Tahoka TX, Ransom Canyon TX until 6:15 PM CDT
  • 5:01 PM: LP&L’s outage number updated to 1,184
  • 4:59 pm: LP&L’s outage count at 933 homes or businesses. 
  • 4:57 PM: Xcel reports 361 homes or businesses in the Slaton area with out power, and 62 in Idalou. 
  • 4:44 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Ralls TX, Crosbyton TX, Cap Rock TX until 5:30 PM CDT
  • 4:43 PM: SPEC says, “We restored the Slide, Frenship and Woodrow outages” 664 homes or businesses still out.
  • 4:43 PM: NWS says “Reports of funnels forming in central Crosby County along with quarter sized #hail…Crosbyton, you’re in the path of this storm #lubwx #txwx”
  • 4:25 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Post TX, Augustus TX, Buenos TX until 5:30 PM CDT
  • 4:23 PM: SPEC website reports 6,540 homes or businesses without power
  • 4:20 PM: LP&L’s website reports 497 homes or businesses without power
  • 4:15 PM: Power pole along Highway 87 in S. Lubbock County snapped 
  • 4:10 PM: Power outage reported by LP&L website, 108 homes or business
  • 4:08 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Floydada TX, Petersburg TX, Cedar Hill TX until 5:15 PM CDT
  • 4:03 PM: Marble size hail reported in South Lubbock.
  • 3:27 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Floyd County, TX until 4:00 PM CDT
  • 3:24 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Tahoka TX, O’Donnell TX, Wilson TX until 4:30 PM CDT
  • 2:50 PM: Tornado Warning including Paducah TX, Jacobs TX, Dunlap TX until 3:30 PM CDT (Cottle County) 
  • 2:42 PM: Tornado Warning including Matador TX, Roaring Springs TX, Russellville TX until 3:30 PM CDT (Motley County) 
  • 2:21 PM: Tornado Warning including Matador TX, Roaring Springs TX, Whiteflat TX until 2:45 PM CDT
  • 1:49 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Crosbyton TX, Matador TX, Roaring Springs TX until 2:45 PM CDT
  • 1:22 PM: Lubbock ISD directed campuses to exercise discretion in after-school activity schedules
  • 12:36 PM: The NWS issued a tornado watch for areas of the South Plains, Rolling Plains and Panhandle until 8:00 pm. (A watch means to watch out. By contrast, a warning means a tornado has formed.)

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