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The chance of earthquake damage in Alanreed is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Alanreed is higher than Texas average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #203

Alanreed, TX
0.05
Texas
0.04
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Alanreed, TX
0.0000
Texas
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #470

Alanreed, TX
271.64
Texas
208.58
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,967 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Alanreed, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:45
Dust Storm:1Flood:58Hail:2,119Heat:2Heavy Snow:24
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:44
Thunderstorm Winds:586Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:15Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:22
Other:27 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Alanreed, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Alanreed, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.01966-07-204.8N/A35.7-101.2

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 90 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Alanreed, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.01970-04-18435°11'N / 100°44'W35°14'N / 100°39'W6.10 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Gray
6.02007-03-28235°07'N / 100°46'W35°10'N / 100°43'W5.00 Miles200 Yards000.2M0KDonley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed in northern Donley County near where Farm to Market Road 291 ends and then traveled northeast to near the Donley County and Gray County line and dissipated at 1924 CST about eleven miles east of Jericho. The tornado developed over ranch land initially causing sporadic damage to trees and fences. The first continuous track of damage encountered was to a newly constructed home...which sustained total roof loss as the roof was lifted...destroyed...and scattered over a mile northward. The house walls were constructed of reinforced concrete and were left intact...suffering only windblown hail damage to their stucco exterior. A few power poles were also snapped in the vicinity of the home. On a ranch to the north of the home...significant damage to hardwood trees was encountered ranging from snapped large branches to snapped trunks. Power poles were also snapped on the property and fencing was destroyed in several locations. The worst damage on this ranch was sustained in an area of dense tree coverage...where treetops were sheared off...intact trees were defoliated and large trunks were snapped. Two hundred yards of barbed wire fencing had been rolled into a ball. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
7.21995-06-08235°11'N / 100°39'W35°14'N / 100°37'W4.00 Miles300 Yards000.1M0Gray
7.51959-05-25335°19'N / 100°41'W000K0Webb
9.11995-06-08435°15'N / 100°36'W24.00 Miles800 Yards008.0M2.0MWheeler
 Brief Description: Three additional tornadoes were added to the storm data based on video provided by National Weather Service employee. Fortunately, these were over open country with the only damage occurring to power lines. The one tornado crossed the county line from Donley into Gray at about 1718CST. A violent tornado dropped down just north of McLean and moved north northeast. Several homes received minor damage north of McLean with the Crockett estate, on County Line road, having two homes destroyed and another seriously damaged. But the main destruction occurred in Wheeler county at the Wheeler Stock Yard and several hundred cattle there. A few other businesses received significant damage from this tornado. This last tornado had two small satellite tornadoes with it and crossed the county line between Gray and Hemphill at 1755CST. The start and end times for this tornado have been modified based on additional information.
9.71970-04-18435°02'N / 100°58'W35°11'N / 100°44'W16.80 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
10.71995-06-08235°03'N / 100°50'W35°06'N / 100°46'W10.00 Miles500 Yards0000Donley
11.32007-03-28235°12'N / 100°34'W35°15'N / 100°33'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0074K0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Major damage associated with this tornado included a Texas Department of Transportation meteorological tower which was bent at a ninety degree angle to the ground one mile southeast of McLean. Approximately five hundred yards to the north northeast of this tower...a metal veterinary clinic had a Texas Department of Transportation Highway sign impact the building and penetrate the metal siding and also lost part of the tin from the roof. One hundred yards to the north and slightly west of the veterinary clinic was a house that suffered extensive roof damage. A small section of the roof was destroyed...indications throughout the house show that the entire roof structure attempted to be lifted from the walls. The West Texas Mesonet station one mile east of McLean at 1935 CST measured a wind gust of one hundred and ten knots. A large barn was also destroyed along with some tree damage occurred just northeast of McLean during the final stages of the tornado. Minor damage was encountered along County Road Y...where metal roofing was lost from a large metal shed. Metal lawn and porch furniture was mangled and relocated...a large satellite dish suffered minor damage to its mesh lining...and a few large branches were snapped from nearby trees. An empty fertilizer bin disappeared. The tornado dissipated north of County Road Y. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
11.52007-03-28335°07'N / 100°56'W35°10'N / 100°56'W3.00 Miles600 Yards020.2M0KDonley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado formed in the northwest part of Donley county at 1839 CST three miles south southwest of Jericho and tracked north northwest for about three miles before exiting Donley county one and a half miles west northwest of Jericho at 1848 CST.The tornado continued in Gray county for about another three miles before dissipating at 1854 CST. Damage was first noted two miles south of Interstate 40 along County Road 9 in northwest Donley County. The roof of a horse barn was completely destroyed...as was the rear room addition. Beside the barn...welded steel fencing was bent or mildly twisted. A refrigerated boxcar that had contained tools and horse feed was rolled northward eleven times and found on its side almost one hundred yards north of its original location. A feeding trough originally near the boxcar was carried one hundred yards northwest of its previous location. Three hundred yards away...the mobile home of the property owner suffered only minor damage. One mile north northwest of this location...a large home apparently lost a substantial portion of its roof. An irrigation pivot was overturned in a field just northwest of the home. The most significant damage from this tornado occurred to three semi trucks that were caught and badly damaged in the tornado on Interstate 40 on the Donley county and Gray county line. In this area...power poles were snapped near their bases. The cab of one of the semi trucks was reportedly lifted and deposited atop its trailer. The driver and his wife were sucked out of the cab. The driver was completely disrobed some distance away from the truck. His clothing was found tangled in the engine of the truck. The driver and his wife were reported to be in critical and serious condition...respectively. Additionally the cab was crushed to the steering column. The trailer roof appeared to have been pried up and twisted...and at least one of the side walls failed. The contents of the truck were scattered downstream into a field for nearly a mile. In this field...irrigation pivots were overturned. The property owner also reported that irrigation pivot tires weighing three hundred pounds were relocated and a fifteen hundred gallon fertilizer tank that was one quarter full was gone. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
13.72007-03-28335°16'N / 101°01'W35°18'N / 100°58'W3.00 Miles600 Yards020.1M0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado formed three miles south southwest of Jericho in northwest Donley county at 1839 CST and entered Gray county about one and a half miles west northwest of Jericho at 1848 CST. The tornado then continued moving north northwest for another three miles before dissipating just south of Farm to Market Road 2477 and just east of State Highway 70 four miles northwest of Jericho or about eleven miles southwest of Lefors at 1854 CST. As highlighted in the Donley County portion of this tornado track...the most significant damage from this tornado occurred to three semi trucks that were caught and badly damaged in the tornado on Interstate 40 on the Donley County and Gray County line. In this area...power poles were snapped near their bases. The cab of one of the semi trucks was reportedly lifted and deposited atop its trailer. The driver and his wife were sucked out of the cab. The driver was completely disrobed some distance away from the truck. His clothing was found tangled in the engine of the truck. The driver and his wife were reported to be in critical and serious condition...respectively. Additionally the cab was crushed to the steering column. The trailer roof appeared to have been pried up and twisted...and at least one of the side walls failed. The contents of the truck were scattered downstream into a field for nearly a mile. In this field...irrigation pivots were overturned. The property owner also reported that irrigation pivot tires weighing three hundred pounds were relocated and a fifteen hundred gallon fertilizer tank that was one quarter full was gone. Light damage was observed along Vernon Road just east of State Highway 70 and just south of Farm to Market Road 2477 in southwest Gray county...where metal roofing damage was observed to barns...stables...and sheds. A large quantity of metal roofing panels was also found south of these buildings...with several twisted around fence posts and trees. The tornado dissipated just north of this area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
13.71961-06-02235°21'N / 100°57'W0.50 Mile23 Yards000K0Gray
14.22007-03-28335°19'N / 100°33'W35°25'N / 100°36'W8.00 Miles1760 Yards0027K0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed from the same storm that moved just east of McLean. The initial circulation developed eight miles north northeast of McLean at 1945 CST and was initially moving northeast at forty miles per hour. As it crossed Farm to Market Road 2473 at the McClellan Creek bridge...high-tension power lines supported by double wooden pole structures were broken or snapped at the ground at several locations. Numerous hard and softwood trees were debarked with only stubs remaining. At 1949 CST...the tornado moved more northwesterly and accelerated to forty-five miles per hour. A local rancher...who lives seven miles northwest of Kellerville heard the tornado approaching and took shelter. Damage to his property included a covered porch that was completely blown off and steel roofing was peeled back on the the southward facing side. A brick chimney also collapsed. Several trees...as much as two hundred feet from the west edge of the house...were blown down. A bunkhouse on the property lost of the roof. An anchored large steel feed bunk was pulled out of the ground. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
14.61975-03-26335°26'N / 100°49'W1.00 Mile220 Yards2420K0Gray
15.01983-03-03235°02'N / 100°57'W35°07'N / 100°57'W5.00 Miles880 Yards0125K0Donley
16.81957-05-15335°01'N / 101°03'W35°07'N / 100°55'W10.20 Miles50 Yards01250K0Donley
19.22007-03-28234°55'N / 100°44'W34°59'N / 100°43'W4.00 Miles528 Yards0063K0KDonley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial phase of this tornado was fairly weak with minor damage occurring to a tin roof...fences and small tree limbs. The tornado became progressively stronger...resulting in the total removal of deer blinds and considerable loss of metal roofing to a home and the detached garage. The worst damage occurred near the end of the tornado. Numerous large tree limbs were downed and several tree trunks were snapped at the base. A large barn was completely swept away...with portions of the structure found up to five hundred yards away. Several power poles were snapped and carried over twenty yards. A large hitch trailer was carried away from beside the barn and deposited in a nearby tree. A van was also displaced into a grove of trees near ground level. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
19.21995-06-08435°15'N / 100°36'W35°33'N / 100°23'W5.00 Miles600 Yards000.2M0Gray
19.61997-06-11335°20'N / 100°27'W35°13'N / 100°23'W9.00 Miles600 Yards0131.7M0Wheeler
 Brief Description: Tornado occurred near Pakan community on CR 453. Twelve homes damaged or destroyed along with 13 vehicles on Interstate 40. Two inch diameter hail fell along most of the tornado path. Tornado track was determined by official storm survey.
20.01970-04-18434°59'N / 101°01'W35°02'N / 100°58'W4.70 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
20.31971-10-17335°22'N / 101°06'W35°22'N / 101°03'W2.30 Miles100 Yards020K0Carson
21.81970-04-18435°22'N / 101°05'W35°36'N / 100°53'W19.60 Miles880 Yards0102.5M0Gray
21.92009-05-15235°33'N / 100°54'W35°30'N / 100°53'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0150K0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An official National Weather Service storm damage survey team determined that a multiple vortex tornado touched down four miles east northeast of Pampa at 1609 CST. This tornado then moved southeast to five miles east southeast of Pampa where it lifted at 1617 CST. At least one home sustained significant damage from the tornado. In addition...at least four other homes sustained significant damage from downburst winds in close proximity to the tornado...one to three miles east of Pampa along and near U.S. Highway 60. Several other structures and vehicles were also damaged...including a semi truck and a motor home. One injury occurred to the semi truck driver. Trees and power poles also sustained considerable damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms producing five tornadoes...large hail and damaging winds moved across the eastern sections of the Texas Panhandle during the late afternoon and evening hours. One person was injured by a tornado...although no fatalities occurred. Numerous homes and windshields were damaged by the hail while the high winds knocked over eighteen wheelers...power poles and trees. The high winds also caused numerous power outages.
22.61982-05-19335°33'N / 100°49'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gray
22.62007-04-21235°10'N / 101°07'W35°21'N / 101°12'W12.00 Miles440 Yards0072K0KCarson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed nine miles east northeast of Claude at 2035 CST and entered Carson county at 2037 CST one and a half miles southwest of Groom. The tornado tracked north and traveled about another ten miles before dissipating at 2110 CST ten miles east of Panhandle. In Carson county...the tornado plowed through a storage area for tractors and other farm equipment. Tractors...turbines...vehicles...cotton presser box cars similar to railroad cars were moved and thrown about in the tornado for considerable distances. Power poles were also damaged. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes moved north and northeast across the western and central Texas panhandle during the evening hours. The only injuries occurred in Cactus from a tornado...however no fatalities were reported.
23.01951-06-06335°26'N / 101°11'W35°19'N / 101°04'W10.40 Miles100 Yards012250K0Carson
23.41955-06-16235°00'N / 101°04'W1.00 Mile20 Yards000K0Donley
23.41982-05-19235°33'N / 100°38'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Gray
23.71966-06-14235°32'N / 100°57'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Gray
24.71970-04-18434°57'N / 101°06'W34°59'N / 101°01'W5.20 Miles880 Yards16422.5M0Donley
24.81982-05-19235°35'N / 100°45'W35°35'N / 100°39'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Gray
25.11987-07-14235°32'N / 100°58'W35°35'N / 100°55'W4.50 Miles150 Yards0102.5M0Gray
25.21982-05-19335°33'N / 100°53'W35°37'N / 100°50'W4.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Gray
25.61960-06-08234°52'N / 100°52'W003K0Donley
26.21982-05-19335°32'N / 101°02'W1.50 Miles587 Yards00250K0Gray
26.51967-07-03335°32'N / 100°27'W35°30'N / 100°27'W2.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Wheeler
26.81983-03-03234°51'N / 101°00'W34°56'N / 101°00'W5.00 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
27.61973-04-30235°24'N / 101°12'W0.50 Mile100 Yards03250K0Carson
27.91977-05-16335°10'N / 100°17'W35°12'N / 100°15'W3.60 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
28.81973-04-23235°16'N / 100°15'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Wheeler
29.51970-04-17434°45'N / 100°52'W34°51'N / 100°41'W12.30 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
30.41977-05-16334°51'N / 100°24'W35°04'N / 100°16'W16.70 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
30.71990-06-08235°17'N / 101°18'W2.60 Miles300 Yards000K0Carson
31.11977-05-16335°12'N / 100°15'W35°18'N / 100°10'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Wheeler
31.21968-05-06335°40'N / 100°38'W0.50 Mile100 Yards062.5M0Roberts
31.32001-04-10235°23'N / 100°16'W35°26'N / 100°14'W6.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made of the estimated tornado path length and width. A home and farm equipment were severely damaged. Several large trees and power poles were also knocked down. Several areas of non-tornadic downburst winds were also assessed...primarily in the west and southwest areas of Wheeler county. Severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes occurred across the western Texas panhandle during the early evening hours and then moved east and northeast across the central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late evening hours.
31.71973-04-13235°18'N / 101°20'W35°33'N / 101°12'W18.80 Miles150 Yards000K0Armstrong
31.71957-04-02235°27'N / 100°16'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Wheeler
32.61990-06-08235°27'N / 100°15'W1.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Wheeler
33.01961-05-16235°19'N / 101°20'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Carson
33.22001-05-29335°24'N / 101°23'W35°26'N / 101°13'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Carson
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed an office building associated with a grain elevator...unroofed and severely damaged a nearby home...and tossed a pickup truck and suburban about fifty and one hundred yards respectively. Several cattle and one horse were reported killed or injured from the tornado. As many as fifty power poles and transmission lines were brought down from the storm. The tornado path and width were estimated and an official damage survey was made on the tornado. Severe thunderstorms produced tornadoes and large hail from the central and southern Texas panhandle into the eastern and southeastern Texas panhandle during the evening hours.
34.11991-05-15335°04'N / 100°15'W35°12'N / 100°05'W11.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
34.31955-05-25435°00'N / 100°13'W35°14'N / 100°07'W17.10 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Collingsworth
34.31987-07-01235°14'N / 101°22'W35°11'N / 101°22'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0225K0Carson
34.91967-05-05235°13'N / 101°30'W35°20'N / 101°15'W16.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Carson
34.91987-07-01235°11'N / 101°22'W35°05'N / 101°22'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Armstrong
35.01973-04-13235°33'N / 101°12'W35°55'N / 100°18'W56.40 Miles150 Yards000K0Gray
35.81957-04-22234°41'N / 100°50'W34°44'N / 100°41'W9.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Hall
35.91987-07-01235°34'N / 101°17'W35°34'N / 101°12'W4.50 Miles200 Yards000K0Carson
36.21968-04-02235°21'N / 101°23'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Carson
36.21970-04-17434°41'N / 100°57'W34°45'N / 100°52'W6.60 Miles880 Yards000K0Hall
38.11965-06-04335°19'N / 100°09'W35°19'N / 100°02'W6.80 Miles50 Yards1125K0Wheeler
38.62007-03-28335°41'N / 100°29'W35°48'N / 100°30'W8.00 Miles1408 Yards113.0M0KHemphill
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed in southwestern Hemphill County approximately sixteen miles south southwest of Canadian. The tornado moved north northwest at twenty miles an hour and encountered an area of active oil drilling rigs. The tornado hit two drilling rigs. An employee of the first drilling rig that was hit was residing in a single-wide mobile home that was anchored into the ground. The mobile home was destroyed and displaced one hundred yards from its original location and the employee was thrown approximately fifty yards. A semi trailer used for storage was blown over. A structure used to lift the oil-well casing onto the oil derrick was also blown down and severely damaged. The tornado rolled a railroad boxcar one hundred and fifty yards. A series of power poles along County Road W covering a distance of zero point six miles was also blown down. A second oil drilling rig and production facility were hit by the tornado where another unoccupied and anchored single-wide mobile home was rolled over. Nearby...two goose neck fifth-wheel camper trailers were parked...both unanchored with one occupied. This person was critically injured and later died from his injuries. The camper trailer that was occupied rolled forty-five yards to the northeast while a second unoccupied trailer was blown thirty yards before coming to rest on an oilfield production unit. By 2041 CST...the tornado was crossing U.S. Highway 60...resulting in severe tree damage. Texas Department of Transportation officials...using light tree damage as an indicator...measured a damage width of zero point eight miles along U.S. Highway 60. At the center of this swath were numerous hardwood trees with trunks that had been broken off halfway up the tree. On the periphery of this area was a home located thirteen miles south southwest of Canadian that suffered only minor damage due to trees falling on the home. Many large trees were snapped twenty feet in the air. A second well built home suffered severe damage to the roof structure. The majority of the steel roofing structure was completely removed and six feet of brick chimney toppled onto the house. Several cedar beams were removed from the roof structure as well as several rafters despite being tied down by hurricane clips. Additionally...a steel feed bunk containing twenty six thousand pounds of feed was turned over on its side. At 2045 CST...a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was derailed with over fifty cars blown over. The tornado dissipated around 2055 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
39.01973-04-13235°12'N / 101°34'W35°18'N / 101°20'W14.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Armstrong
39.42007-03-28234°38'N / 100°57'W34°43'N / 100°55'W5.00 Miles300 Yards0050K0KHall
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The long-lived tornado that impacted eastern Briscoe County moved through rural areas of northwestern Hall County, just west and northwest of Brice. Although the tornado was large and had a history of causing significant damage, no man-made structures were affected in Hall County. The tornado was roping out when it crossed the Hall and Donley County line west of Texas Highway 70 at 17:05 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A second supercell thunderstorm initiated along the dryline over eastern Hale and western Floyd County. This storm produced large hail and a family of tornadoes as it tracked northeastward. The most significant tornado to impact the South Plains region on the 28th developed as this storm tracked over the Caprock Canyons State Park area north of Quitaque (Briscoe County). This tornado damaged at least three structures as it cut a nearly twenty mile path across eastern Briscoe County, northwestern Hall County, and southern Donley County.
40.01991-05-15335°12'N / 100°05'W35°14'N / 100°01'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Wheeler
40.21980-05-29234°56'N / 100°19'W34°46'N / 100°07'W16.20 Miles160 Yards000K0Collingsworth
40.41955-05-25435°14'N / 100°07'W35°28'N / 100°00'W17.40 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Wheeler
40.41987-05-25234°43'N / 100°26'W34°43'N / 100°23'W2.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Hall
41.82003-05-15235°24'N / 100°07'W35°27'N / 100°00'W10.00 Miles1760 Yards00200K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: No injuries were reported. The tornado severely damaged several homes and outbuildings...uprooted or snapped large trees...and knocked down powerlines. The tornado crossed the Oklahoma and Texas state line along State Highway 152...fifteen miles east of the town of Wheeler. Severe thunderstorms producing numerous tornadoes along with large hail and damaging winds moved northeast across the northwestern...central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late afternoon and evening hours. Although no injuries were reported as a result of the tornadoes...there was considerable damage to homes and businesses as well as to powerlines and trees.
41.91957-05-16235°50'N / 100°48'W003K0Roberts
42.11987-05-25234°43'N / 100°23'W34°43'N / 100°19'W4.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Childress
42.21995-06-08435°30'N / 100°13'W35°41'N / 100°06'W10.00 Miles2200 Yards002.0M1.0MWheeler
42.61965-06-03334°51'N / 100°12'W34°55'N / 100°04'W8.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
42.81955-04-18335°24'N / 100°06'W35°30'N / 100°00'W8.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Wheeler
43.21970-04-18434°39'N / 101°32'W34°57'N / 101°06'W32.20 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Swisher
44.01982-05-11334°39'N / 100°43'W34°34'N / 100°26'W15.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Hall
44.01987-05-25235°01'N / 101°28'W35°00'N / 101°31'W4.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Armstrong
44.61980-05-28235°35'N / 100°07'W35°30'N / 100°01'W8.00 Miles50 Yards060K0Wheeler
45.11967-07-03235°51'N / 100°31'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Hemphill
45.51986-05-07235°47'N / 100°27'W35°54'N / 100°29'W8.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Hemphill
46.01955-06-17334°51'N / 100°13'W34°53'N / 99°56'W16.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
46.51982-06-05235°40'N / 101°23'W35°42'N / 101°21'W3.00 Miles67 Yards062.5M0Hutchinson
47.32007-03-28234°30'N / 101°03'W34°38'N / 100°55'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00125K0KBriscoe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Many storm chasers observed a large multiple vortex tornado that developed north of Quitaque shortly after 17:30 CST. The tornado initially touched down immediately north of Texas Highway 256, and tracked northeastward across the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. The tornado cut a twelve mile long path through the mesquite thickets of eastern Briscoe County, however, it continued across northwestern Hall County and into extreme southern Donley County before ending at 17:09 CST. The total path length was nearly twenty miles in length. Despite the rural nature of the area, a few structures sustained significant damage. A trailer house was destroyed about five miles south of the river. The trailer was vacant when the tornado struck, but frequently served to house deer hunters. A single-story residence also was impacted by the tornado near Antelope Flat. The roof was totally blown off of the home. A forty by twenty-four foot barn used to store all-terrain vehicles also was destroyed at the homestead. At least two wind mills were additionally destroyed. The destruction of the trailer house, the complete loss of the roof to the home, and the destruction of the large barn all support an EF2 rating. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A second supercell thunderstorm initiated along the dryline over eastern Hale and western Floyd County. This storm produced large hail and a family of tornadoes as it tracked northeastward. The most significant tornado to impact the South Plains region on the 28th developed as this storm tracked over the Caprock Canyons State Park area north of Quitaque (Briscoe County). This tornado damaged at least three structures as it cut a nearly twenty mile path across eastern Briscoe County, northwestern Hall County, and southern Donley County.
47.51980-05-28234°39'N / 101°13'W000K0Collingsworth
47.91965-05-04235°40'N / 101°25'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Hutchinson
48.31987-05-25235°01'N / 101°41'W35°01'N / 101°28'W2.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Randall
48.41986-05-07335°50'N / 100°27'W35°56'N / 100°28'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hemphill
49.21992-06-27435°35'N / 101°35'W35°32'N / 101°29'W5.00 Miles1583 Yards0025.0M0Carson
49.31970-04-17434°28'N / 101°17'W34°41'N / 100°57'W24.20 Miles880 Yards000K0Briscoe
49.92007-05-05335°25'N / 99°55'W35°29'N / 99°55'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0KRoger Mills
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is a continuation of the tornado that began in northern Beckham about 2 1/2 miles south of Sweetwater. The tornado continued to produce damage as it moved north along Highway 30 into Sweetwater. The church and post office were damaged...as were several outbuildings and businesses. Damage continued for approximately 5 miles north of Sweetwater, with some substantial tree damage noted on the west side of Highway 30...and numerous power lines downed. The tornado appeared to have dissipated just south of E1040 road in southern Roger Mills County. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level storm system moved slowly into south central Colorado during the afternoon. A dry line had become established and was located along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle border. Also, favorable upper level winds were rotating around the upper level storm system, crossing the dryline over western Oklahoma. As the afternoon progressed, convergence along the dryline became maximized over this area. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours and they quickly became supercells. Two of the supercells produced several tornadoes. The northern tornadic storm produced five tornadoes from southwest of Roll to just east of Arnett. The southern tornadic storm also produced five tornadoes in Oklahoma from near Sweetwater to near Sharon. Large hail was also observed. The supercells moved northeast out of Oklahoma during the late evening hours. Monetary values for the tornado damage were estimated.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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