Severe weather coverage for May 15, 2021

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Weather Service office in Lubbock issued a severe thunderstorm watch for part of the South Plains, plus Eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle until 11:00 p.m. Saturday.

The potential for severe weather will last into the overnight hours, including torrential rain and flooding. Severe thunderstorms will be possible once again Sunday afternoon.

8:25 p.m. (May 15) looking west from near the airport. Image by Jesse Martin

Storm Highlights

  • 6:49 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Brownfield TX, Wellman TX, Gomez TX until 7:45 PM CDT
  • 7:04 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Muleshoe TX, Morton TX, Plains TX until 8:00 PM CDT
  • 7:38 Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Levelland TX, Brownfield TX, Denver City TX until 8:30 PM CDT
  • 8:24 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Lubbock TX, Levelland TX, Brownfield TX until 9:30 PM CDT
  • 8:34 p.m. The NWS in Lubbock says, “The potential for flash flooding is increasing across the South Plains, especially in Lubbock County, as this complex of storms moves east towards the I-27 and Highway 87 corridors.”
  • 8:54 p.m. with 1/2 to 1 inch of rainfall or more expected in Lubbock, NWS issued a flood advisory until 10:45 PM.
  • 9:07 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including O’Donnell TX until 9:30 PM CDT
  • 9:15 p.m. NWS said via Twitter, Anton West Texas Mesonet gusted to 67 mph.
  • 9:32 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Lubbock TX, Slaton TX, Post TX until 10:30 PM CDT
  • 9:45 p.m. NWS said between 0.25 and 0.8 inches of rain have fallen west of I-27 in Lubbock so far

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