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Last Map Update: Tue, May. 18, 2021 at 3:38:32 pm CDT

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Another round of thunderstorms is expected this afternoon and evening. This activity won't be as intense as yesterday, but the strongest storms will still be capable of producing hail as large as golf balls, wind gusts to 65 mph and locally heavy rainfall. The best storm chances will be across the southwest Texas Panhandle and western South Plains this afternoon.
It will be seasonably cool tonight with lows mostly in the 50s. There will be a chance of thunderstorms, a few which could be strong to severe in the evening.

 

 

 

 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
(CDT)
Weather Vsby.
(SM)
Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Hum.
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Wind Chill / Heat Index
(ºF)
Pres.
(in)
Lubbock TX14:53Towering Cumulus Clouds Observed10745348S 15G25-29.86
Childress TX14:53Overcast10735553CALM-29.87
Plainview TX14:55Overcast10724944SE 14-29.88
Hereford TX14:55Lightning Observed10735043S 17G22-29.88
Clovis NM14:56Light Rain \ Lightning Observed10694745S 17G22-29.87
Tucumcari NM14:53Lightning Observed10695254ESE 9-29.83
Amarillo TX14:53Light Rain With Thunder \ Lightning Observed10645572SW 3-29.88
Dalhart TX14:53Lightning Observed10585280ESE 13-29.93
Pampa TX14:55Lightning Observed10715557ENE 6-29.92
Altus OK14:55Partly Cloudy10775852E 9-29.89
Vernon TX14:55Clear10775952E 8-29.86
Abilene TX14:52Clear10786053SSW 15-29.83
Sweetwater TX14:55Clear10786156SSW 12G17-29.86
Big Spring TX14:55Partly Cloudy10756163S 13-29.84
Midland TX14:53Clear10785443S 15G18-29.82
Hobbs NM13:50Lightning Observed10774127WSW 7G22-29.85
Carlsbad NM14:53Clear10784126VRB 5-29.80
Albuquerque NM14:52Light Rain10573950CALM-29.97
Dallas/Fort Worth TX14:53Mostly Cloudy10686383ESE 9-29.87
Houston TX14:53Mostly Cloudy10816967SE 21G24-29.88
Austin TX14:53Overcast10756775N 17-29.84

Local Weather History For May 18th...
1977: After destructive tornadoes in the region the previous day, a sloshing dryline supported a second round of tornadoes
this day. At least six tornadoes were observed this evening in Crosby and Dickens Counties, either from one slow-moving
supercell or a series of supercells. Five miles north of Spur at 9:05 PM, one of these tornadoes demolished an electric
substation knocking out power to rural homes in the area. Earlier in the evening at 6:00 PM, three tornadoes were observed
simultaneously six miles south of Crosbyton. About 40 minutes later, a new tornado was observed four miles southeast of
Crosbyton. An hour later, a brief tornado was spotted ten miles west of Dickens. None of these brief tornadoes caused
damage. The parent tornadic storm however was textbook in that tornadoes were not the only threat. This supercell also
produced giant hail to 4.5 inches in diameter in Afton along with extreme rainfall up to 6.0 inches in Dickens. Area roads
were forced to close due to flooding. Many crops were wiped out by the intense rains and hail.