LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Weather Service said thunderstorm development will be possible Friday afternoon near the Texas/New Mexico state line. The NWS office in Lubbock said storms could produce large hail up to two inches in diameter.
“Storms will gradually wane in intensity and coverage near sunset,” NWS said.
A tornado warning was issued for portions of Bailey County at 8:17 p.m., and it was allowed to expire at 8:45. The warning did not include Muleshoe (but got close).
Just after 7:30 p.m. Friday, NWS issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 2:00 a.m. for many counties in the South Plains, including Lubbock.
- 1:06 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Ralls TX, Crosbyton TX until 1:30 PM CDT
- 1:21 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Idalou TX, Lorenzo TX, Becton TX until 1:45 PM CDT
- 1:29 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Ralls TX, Crosbyton TX until 2:15 PM CDT
- 2:14 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Spur TX, Dickens TX, Elton TX until 3:00 PM CDT
- 7:54 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Littlefield TX, Muleshoe TX, Morton TX until 9:00 PM CDT
- 8:17 p.m. a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near West Camp, or 14 miles west of Muleshoe, moving southeast at 35 mph.
- 8:17 p.m. Tornado Warning including Farwell TX until 8:45 PM CDT
- 8:55 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Levelland TX, Littlefield TX, Muleshoe TX until 10:00 PM CDT
- 9:00 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning to 10:00 PM CDT for Gaines County, TX, Lea County, NM
- 9:45 p.m. a flood alert has been issued for portions of Bailey, Hockley, Lamb and Parmer counties. Hale, Hockley, Lamb and Lubbock also had a areal flood advisory. Littlefield had 0.81 inches of rain as of about 9:40.
- 10:11 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Lubbock TX, Slaton TX, Wolfforth TX until 11:00 PM CDT
- 10:47 p.m. Borden, Dawson, and Gaines counties are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 11:45 PM
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