LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Weather Service issued seven tornado warnings for the South Plains on Monday evening. The first warning was for a confirmed tornado on the ground near Morton. The last was for a confirmed tornado near Levelland.

  • Tornado near Morton

The NWS retweeted an image of the tornado near Morton. Chad Casey @WxFanaticCC tweeted video of the tornado near Morton, calling it a monster. Kent Porter @kentphotos also tweeted video. Russ Smith @Thunder12uss called it a “beautiful dusty tornado” in his image tweet.

Daniel Shaw @DanielShawAU posted an image of the Hockley County tornado, calling it a “beast.” As for the warning issued at 8:38 p.m., a tornado was confirmed 9 miles west-northwest of Levelland.

Strong to severe thunderstorms were expected to make an encore appearance Tuesday evening across the South Plains.

Highlights:

  • 10:43 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Muleshoe TX, Earth TX and Sudan TX until 11:30 PM CDT
  • 10:29 PM: Flash Flood Warning including Dimmitt TX and Summerfield TX until 12:00 AM CDT
  • 10:26 PM: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of New Mexico and Texas until 4 AM CDT
  • 10:14 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Muleshoe TX, Lariat TX and Needmore TX until 10:45 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 9:54 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Lubbock TX, Shallowater TX and New Deal TX until 11:00 PM CDT
  • 9:27 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Dimmitt TX and Nazareth TX until 10:30 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 9:23 PM: Tornado Warning including Levelland TX, Smyer TX and Opdyke West TX until 10:00 PM CDT
  • 9:16 PM: Smyer ISD is open to public for shelter at this time. Come through front doors by superintendents office.
  • 9:14 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Muleshoe TX, Friona TX and Bovina TX until 10:00 PM CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH!
  • 8:58 PM: Tornado Warning including Levelland TX, Opdyke West TX and Coble TX until 9:30 PM CDT
  • 8:38 PM: Tornado Warning including Whiteface TX, Whitharral TX and Coble TX until 9:15 PM CDT
  • 8:29 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Black TX until 9:00 PM CDT
  • 8:11 PM: Tornado Warning including Morton TX until 8:45 PM CDT
  • 8:09 PM: Flash Flood Warning including Littlefield TX, Morton TX and Sudan TX until 10:30 PM CDT
  • 7:41 p.m.: Tornado Warning including Bailey County, TX, Cochran County, TX, Hockley County, TX, Lamb County, TX until 8:15 PM CDT
  • 7:29 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Friona TX, Summerfield TX and Black TX until 8:30 PM CDT
  • 7:19 PM CDT: TORNADO WARNING Bailey, Cochran, Lamb, and Hockley counties are under a Tornado Warning until 7:45 PM CDT.
  • 6:51 PM CDT: Tornado Warning including Enochs TX until 7:15 PM CDT
  • 6:40 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Muleshoe, Enochs and Needmore, TX, until 6:45 PM CDT.
  • 6:40 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Friona, Bovina and Farwell, TX, until 7:30 PM CDT.
  • 6:39 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Muleshoe, Earth and Sudan, TX, until 7:45 PM CDT. Storm includes two inch sized hail.
  • 6:26 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Friona, Bovina and Farwell, TX until 7:30 PM CDT.
  • 6:16 PM CDT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Muleshoe, Enochs and Needmore, TX, until 6:45 PM CDT. Storm will contain golf ball sized hail.
  • 6:03 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Parmer [TX] till 6:30 PM CDT
  • 5:59 PM CDT/4:59 PM MDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Roosevelt [NM] till 5:15 PM MDT
  • 5:56 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.75 IN (OBSERVED)] for Bailey, Cochran [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 5:47 PM CDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Parmer [TX] till 6:30 PM CDT
  • 5:46 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Bailey, Cochran [TX] till 6:45 PM CDT
  • 5:44 PM CDT/4:44 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Roosevelt [NM] till 5:15 PM MDT
  • 5:43 PM CDT/4:43 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Curry [NM] till 5:15 PM MDT
  • 5:37 PM CDT/4:37 PM MDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Roosevelt [NM] till 4:45 PM MDT
  • 5:28 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Parmer [TX] till 6:30 PM CDT
  • 5:12 PM CDT/4:12 PM MDT: Continued Severe Thunderstorm Warning [thunderstorm damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, wind: 70 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.75 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Roosevelt [NM] till 4:45 PM MDT
  • 5:01 PM CDT/4:01 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.25 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Roosevelt [NM] till 4:45 PM MDT
  • 4:58 PM CDT/3:58 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Curry, Roosevelt [NM] till 4:45 PM MDT
  • 4:22 PM CDT/3:22 PM MDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10:00 PM MDT for Curry and Roosevelt County in New Mexico.
  • 4:22 PM CDT: New Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11:00 PM CDT for Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Parmer, Swisher, Terry Yoakum County.
  • 2:47 PM CDT: The Storm Prediction Center notes a severe weather watch will likely be issued later this afternoon across portions of the region (South Plains, Rolling Plains, Permian Basin and eastern/southeastern New Mexico).

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Monday’s Severe Weather Outlook:

There is a “slight” (level 2 out of 5) risk for severe weather across all of the South Plains and the Rolling Plains.

Large hail up to golf ball size and damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph are the primary threats. The tornado threat is low but not zero. A few storms many produce locally heavy rainfall which will produce some flooding.

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