Intense Thunderstorms Are Headed Back To West Texas Today. What Can We Expect?
Here we go again.
It appears that once again, the Hub City is in the crosshairs of severe weather chances that could impact a wide area of West Texas.
According to Weather Legend Ron Roberts of KAMC, via Twitter:
Potential Severe Thunderstorms today increasing. Severe Impacts: Damaging Hail 2"-isolated up to 4" diameter. Isolated tornadoes includes the Lubbock Metro Area. Damaging Wind gusts over 65 mph possible. Super-Cell thunderstorms highly possible today. Keeping You Advised!
Yes, there could be a chance of tornadic activity on your street, so be prepared and know where your safe space is.
Now, even though Ron Roberts is our expert on these sorts of things, it made sense to ask for verification from another forecaster so that we can confirm the data. For that, we ask Ollie Williams for his expert analysis. Ollie?
Obviously, we need the rain here on the South Plains. The hail and tornadoes we could probably do without, but that comes with the territory around here this time of year. We also had a tornado touch down yesterday near Amherst and Sudan, which was captured on social media by several photographers and storm chasers.
Now, that last picture is really impressive, and was captured near Littlefield yesterday. It's a really strong possibility that we could get more of the same on Monday.
The most important thing you can do is stay indoors when a strong thunderstorm covers the area. Listen to the radio for updates and stay away from windows in the event of a tornado warning in your area.
We've been through this before, campers; it's nothing new. So stay safe and appreciate the rain.