Severe storm updates, highlights, closings, and links for May 7

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Storms on Tuesday could be severe and produce heavy rainfall, hail, frequent lightning, and perhaps even tornados.  Portions of the South Plains on Tuesday are under enhanced and/or moderate risk of severe weather. 

Live Coverage:

Closings, Cancelations or Delays: 

  • Brownfield ISD events rescheduled until Wednesday including NJHS induction 
  • Community Health Center of Lubbock Clinics,closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 7 
  • Frenship ISD cancels ALL afternoon activities and events on Tuesday, May 7
  • LISD canceled ALL after-school activities for students and staff in Lubbock ISD for May 7
  • Lubbock Chamber canceled Young Entrepreneurs tour of Main Event
  • Lubbock Retired Firefighters Dinner is canceled
  • Plainview ISD athletic banquet postponed to Wednesday, May 8
  • Talent Plus Dance & Gymnastics has canceled all classes for Tuesday.
  • Texas Tech Baseball canceled the second game of doubleheader against FIU
  • Ultimate Cheer Lubbock canceled Tuesday recreational tumbling classes
  • UMC Family Birth Center classes canceled for Tues evening 
  • Wayland Baptist Univ. Lubbock – Tuesday night classes canceled

Useful Links: 

Storm Highlights: 

7:54 pm: Storms from NE of Amherst to SE of Littlefield dropping ping-pong sized hail and wind gusts of 60 mph. 

7:39 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Littlefield TX, Anton TX, Amherst TX until 8:30 PM CDT

7:39 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Littlefield TX, Morton TX, Amherst TX until 7:45 PM CDT

7:31 pm: Power line down, County Road 2140 at County Road 7900 

6:45 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Morton TX, Whiteface TX, Lehman TX until 7:15 PM CDT

6:43 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Levelland TX, Sundown TX, Meadow TX until 7:15 PM CDT

6:39 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Hale Center TX, Underwood TX until 7:15 PM CDT (includes parts of Hale and Lubbock counties)

6:12 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Seagraves TX, Loop TX until 7:00 PM CDT

5:57 pm: Tornado Warning including Vigo Park TX (Swisher County) until 6:45 PM CDT

5:44 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Wolfforth TX, Shallowater TX, Smyer TX until 6:15 PM CDT

5:33 pm: Report of a truck flipped over, 82nd Street & Brownfield Hwy. Also, dime size hail in Wolfforth

5:13 pm: Visual report of a tornado 5 miles southwest of Tulia

5:11 pm: Severe thunderstorm warning Lubbock & Hockley Counties until 5:45 p.m. 

5:08 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Brownfield TX, West Point TX, Union TX until 5:45 PM CDT

5:00 pm: Tornado Warning including Tulia TX, Happy TX, Kaffir TX until 5:30 PM CDT

4:41 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Wolfforth TX, Meadow TX, Smyer TX until 5:15 PM CDT

4:23 pm: Tornado Warning including Kress TX, Edmonson TX, Halfway TX until 5:00 PM CDT

3:54 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Olton TX, Hart TX, Kress TX until 5:00 PM CDT

2:59 pm: A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Texas (including Lubbock) until 11 PM CDT. (A watch means ‘keep watch.’ It is not the same as a warning.) 

2:44 pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Anton TX, Lums Chapel TX, Roundup TX until 3:45 PM CDT

1:22 pm: Latest SPC tornado ‘signficant’ tornado risk area has been expanded south to cover much of our forecast area

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