National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The radar animation below is from the October 24, 2000, severe weather event. It produced tornadic thunderstorms and flash flooding across the central Permian Basin. The sequence of images were taken approximately 5 minutes apart, from 6:00 PM CDT to 10:04 PM CDT.

The many hook shaped echoes that occurred frequently with this event; prompted the issuance of numerous severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings that evening. This severe weather event affected the most populated regions of the Permian Basin; the cities of Odessa and Midland. Very heavy rains from those thunderstorms produced flash flooding too.