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

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Earthquake Index, #1515

Fieldton, TX
0.00
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

Fieldton, 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, #148

Fieldton, TX
329.94
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 3,213 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fieldton, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:35
Dust Storm:6Flood:162Hail:2,008Heat:2Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:48
Thunderstorm Winds:840Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:24
Other:62 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fieldton, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fieldton, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Fieldton, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 95 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fieldton, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.51971-10-17234°01'N / 102°25'W34°11'N / 102°11'W17.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lamb
5.51971-10-17234°02'N / 102°23'W34°19'N / 102°12'W22.20 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Lamb
6.11971-10-17234°01'N / 102°25'W34°20'N / 102°02'W31.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lamb
7.01961-06-03334°07'N / 102°32'W33°55'N / 102°10'W25.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lamb
8.62007-04-21234°03'N / 102°13'W34°14'N / 102°03'W15.00 Miles1230 Yards01810K50KLamb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large and long-tracked tornado cut a path of damage twenty-nine miles in length and at times nearly three-quarters of a mile wide across portions of Lamb, Hale, Castro and Swisher Counties between 17:57 and 18:36 CST on the 21st. Total damages from the tornado were estimated to exceed $1.2 million, and one person was injured. The development of this significant tornado was witnessed by storm chasers between Fieldton and Otlon at 17:57 CST. A National Weather Service damage survey team noted that the first damages to occur as a result of the tornado included five medium voltage power poles downed just east of the intersection of Farm to Market Road 168 and County Road 162. Just east of this location, the tops of five power poles were blown off to the north and two center pivot irrigation systems were overturned. One irrigation system was blown toward the west and another toward the northeast. Farther to the northeast along the tornado's path, along County Road 152 just east of Farm to Market Road 168, two power poles were sheared off above the ground. At this location, a historic multi-story house that was originally constructed in 1913 suffered severe roof damage. A portion of the roof was blown off of the structure toward the southeast. The owners of the home were within days of completing a two year-long renovation. In addition, the skirting was removed from a mobile home across the street from the historic home. Several outbuildings near the residence also sustained minor damage. The tornado continued northeastward and destroyed several more center pivot irrigation systems and snapped utility poles three to five feet above the ground along County Road 321. The tornado's damage path was measured at seven-tenths of a mile wide in this area. As the tornadic circulation crossed U.S. Highway 70 two miles east of Olton, four homes were heavily damaged. Two well-built brick structures suffered total roof losses. The resident of one home, and elderly woman, suffered minor injuries while seeking shelter under a kitchen table. A number of light-weight medal structures were destroyed, along with three vehicles and several pieces of farm equipment. One family pet, a dog, was killed at one of the residences. The tornado killed an unknown number of live-stock as it continued northeast of U.S. Highway 70. The damaging tornado crossed the Lamb and Hale County line at 18:10 CST. The damages sustained by two of the well-built single-family residences, light-weight medal structures, and numerous utility poles support an EF-2 rating. Winds were estimated between 110 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An outbreak of severe weather impacted much of the central U.S. from Minnesota to Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 21st. The west Texas South Plains and the extreme southern Texas Panhandle were affected by a series of significant tornadoes. At least five tornadoes were spawned by a single cyclic supercell thunderstorm that resulted in more than $3.5 million in damages. The most severely impacted communities included Olton (Lamb County) and Tulia (Swisher County). Both of these west Texas towns were impacted by EF-2 tornadoes that destroyed property and injured four people, and more than 14,000 customers were without electrical power throughout the night. The tornado outbreak was caused by a potent storm system that progressed east over the Four Corners region of the western U.S. on the 21st. A potent upper level jet stream spread over the Southern Plains of the U.S., and helped to create a favorable environment for supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes along a dryline that was stretched across west Texas.
9.31990-05-29234°04'N / 102°26'W2.40 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lamb
10.21969-05-06334°12'N / 102°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Lamb
10.61957-04-21234°00'N / 102°05'W34°08'N / 102°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lamb
10.61957-04-21234°00'N / 102°05'W34°08'N / 102°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lamb
10.81967-04-12233°55'N / 102°20'W33°58'N / 102°16'W5.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Lamb
10.81951-07-02234°11'N / 102°07'W1.00 Mile20 Yards00250K0Lamb
11.51966-05-10233°56'N / 102°19'W2.00 Miles50 Yards020K0Lamb
13.01957-04-21433°50'N / 102°21'W34°01'N / 102°23'W12.80 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Lamb
13.91969-10-19234°15'N / 102°07'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0025K0Lamb
14.11980-06-17233°41'N / 102°35'W34°19'N / 102°24'W45.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Parmer
15.21971-10-17234°11'N / 102°11'W34°24'N / 102°07'W15.50 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lamb
15.31965-06-02433°54'N / 102°09'W33°56'N / 102°05'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lamb
15.41965-10-17333°55'N / 102°26'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hockley
17.02007-04-21234°13'N / 102°05'W34°19'N / 102°02'W5.00 Miles1230 Yards00200K0KHale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large and long-tracked tornado cut a path of damage twenty-nine miles in length and at times nearly three-quarters of a mile wide across portions of Lamb, Hale, Castro and Swisher Counties between 17:57 and 18:36 CST on the 21st. Total damages from the tornado were estimated to exceed $1.2 million, and one person was injured. The large tornado tracked across northwestern Hale County between 18:10 and 18:18 CST. Local newspaper reports indicate that the most notable damage along the tornado's path in northwestern Hale County occurred to numerous center pivot irrigation systems. At least ten irrigation systems were reportedly destroyed in fields west and northwest of Halfway. Damage caused by the tornado east of Olton (Lamb County) supported an EF-2 rating with winds estimated between 110 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An outbreak of severe weather impacted much of the central U.S. from Minnesota to Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 21st. The west Texas South Plains and the extreme southern Texas Panhandle were affected by a series of significant tornadoes. At least five tornadoes were spawned by a single cyclic supercell thunderstorm that resulted in more than $3.5 million in damages. The most severely impacted communities included Olton (Lamb County) and Tulia (Swisher County). Both of these west Texas towns were impacted by EF-2 tornadoes that destroyed property and injured four people, and more than 14,000 customers were without electrical power throughout the night. The tornado outbreak was caused by a potent storm system that progressed east over the Four Corners region of the western U.S. on the 21st. A potent upper level jet stream spread over the Southern Plains of the U.S., and helped to create a favorable environment for supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes along a dryline that was stretched across west Texas.
17.11957-04-21233°50'N / 102°03'W34°00'N / 102°05'W11.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hale
17.11957-04-21233°50'N / 102°03'W34°00'N / 102°05'W11.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hale
17.51961-06-03233°53'N / 102°09'W33°52'N / 102°06'W3.00 Miles440 Yards000K0Hockley
17.91969-05-16333°55'N / 102°30'W0.60 Mile50 Yards0025K0Lamb
19.01971-10-17234°19'N / 102°12'W34°24'N / 102°09'W6.40 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Castro
19.31960-04-12334°21'N / 102°18'W34°24'N / 102°14'W5.20 Miles100 Yards332250K0Castro
20.01956-06-17333°49'N / 102°11'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Hockley
22.21970-04-17433°44'N / 102°20'W33°49'N / 102°12'W9.50 Miles880 Yards0025.0M0Hockley
22.71989-06-03234°13'N / 102°42'W34°17'N / 102°33'W8.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Bailey
22.92007-04-21234°19'N / 102°05'W34°25'N / 102°00'W8.00 Miles1230 Yards00200K0KCastro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large and long-tracked tornado cut a path of damage twenty-nine miles in length and at times nearly three-quarters of a mile wide across portions of Lamb, Hale, Castro and Swisher Counties between 17:57 and 18:36 CST on the 21st. Total damages from the tornado were estimated to exceed $1.2 million, and one person was injured. The large tornado caused damage to center pivot irrigation systems and utility lines as it tracked over southeastern Castro County between 18:18 and 18:33 CST. Local newspapers reported that numerous irrigation systems were destroyed, and utility poles were downed along Texas Highway 194 and Farm to Market Road 145 southeast and east of Hart. Damage caused by the tornado east of Olton (Lamb County) supported an EF-2 rating with winds estimated between 110 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An outbreak of severe weather impacted much of the central U.S. from Minnesota to Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 21st. The west Texas South Plains and the extreme southern Texas Panhandle were affected by a series of significant tornadoes. At least five tornadoes were spawned by a single cyclic supercell thunderstorm that resulted in more than $3.5 million in damages. The most severely impacted communities included Olton (Lamb County) and Tulia (Swisher County). Both of these west Texas towns were impacted by EF-2 tornadoes that destroyed property and injured four people, and more than 14,000 customers were without electrical power throughout the night. The tornado outbreak was caused by a potent storm system that progressed east over the Four Corners region of the western U.S. on the 21st. A potent upper level jet stream spread over the Southern Plains of the U.S., and helped to create a favorable environment for supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes along a dryline that was stretched across west Texas.
23.11971-04-18234°15'N / 102°40'W34°15'N / 102°36'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Bailey
23.11971-04-18234°15'N / 102°40'W34°15'N / 102°36'W4.30 Miles200 Yards000K0Bailey
24.21970-04-17434°00'N / 101°59'W34°11'N / 101°43'W19.80 Miles880 Yards2472.5M0Hale
24.21966-05-10234°05'N / 101°51'W34°05'N / 101°51'W000K0Hale
24.51991-05-10333°51'N / 102°35'W33°52'N / 102°36'W4.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Lamb
24.61991-05-10333°52'N / 102°36'W33°55'N / 102°39'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Bailey
24.61991-05-10333°50'N / 102°34'W33°51'N / 102°35'W1.00 Mile450 Yards00250K0Hockley
25.21969-06-10233°44'N / 102°19'W000K0Hockley
25.21998-04-26234°06'N / 101°50'W34°06'N / 101°50'W0.30 Mile30 Yards00100K25KHale
 Brief Description: A short-lived but strong (F2) tornado occurred just north of Hale Center. Two people narrowly escaped injury when their home was destroyed (they had sought shelter in a small, interior closet in this ranch-style house). The tornado also heavily damaged a vacant house, barn, hangar, and center-pivot irrigation system. Several large trees were destroyed/uprooted. Damage was investigated by NWS officials just a few hours after it occurred. A round of severe thunderstorms affected the South Plains on the 26th. The most significant storm was the one that hit Hale Center (see above) and caused a lightning fatality and tornado damage. Elsewhere, large hail was reported near Friona, Cone, Aspermont, and Jayton.
25.21965-06-02433°56'N / 102°05'W34°13'N / 101°35'W34.60 Miles200 Yards47625.0M0Hale
26.01968-05-31234°18'N / 101°55'W34°18'N / 101°52'W3.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hale
26.41957-04-21433°36'N / 102°18'W33°50'N / 102°21'W16.40 Miles880 Yards042.5M0Hockley
26.81957-04-21233°42'N / 102°00'W33°50'N / 102°03'W9.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
26.81957-04-21233°42'N / 102°00'W33°50'N / 102°03'W9.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
27.71970-04-17434°23'N / 102°37'W34°27'N / 102°31'W7.40 Miles880 Yards132.5M0Parmer
28.21964-06-11234°25'N / 101°58'W1.00 Mile27 Yards043K0Swisher
28.91969-05-16234°25'N / 102°36'W0.10 Mile20 Yards003K0Parmer
29.61965-06-10234°11'N / 101°46'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Hale
29.71965-06-09233°52'N / 102°48'W34°10'N / 102°46'W20.80 Miles33 Yards003K0Bailey
29.82007-04-21234°27'N / 101°59'W34°27'N / 101°58'W1.00 Mile1230 Yards0030K0KSwisher
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large and long-tracked tornado cut a path of damage twenty-nine miles in length and at times nearly three-quarters of a mile wide across portions of Lamb, Hale, Castro and Swisher Counties between 17:57 and 18:36 CST on the 21st. Total damages from the tornado were estimated to exceed $1.2 million, and one person was injured. The tornado was in the final stages of its life cycle as it crossed into extreme southwestern Swisher County at 18:33 CST. Storm chasers documented an extended rope-out phase before the tornado finally dissipated over cotton fields in southwestern Swisher County at 18:36 CST. Reports in local newspapers indicated that at least one center pivot irrigation system was heavily damaged west of Kress. Damage caused by the tornado east of Olton (Lamb County) supported an EF-2 rating with winds estimated between 110 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An outbreak of severe weather impacted much of the central U.S. from Minnesota to Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 21st. The west Texas South Plains and the extreme southern Texas Panhandle were affected by a series of significant tornadoes. At least five tornadoes were spawned by a single cyclic supercell thunderstorm that resulted in more than $3.5 million in damages. The most severely impacted communities included Olton (Lamb County) and Tulia (Swisher County). Both of these west Texas towns were impacted by EF-2 tornadoes that destroyed property and injured four people, and more than 14,000 customers were without electrical power throughout the night. The tornado outbreak was caused by a potent storm system that progressed east over the Four Corners region of the western U.S. on the 21st. A potent upper level jet stream spread over the Southern Plains of the U.S., and helped to create a favorable environment for supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes along a dryline that was stretched across west Texas.
30.21980-07-27234°33'N / 102°18'W34°31'N / 102°16'W3.00 Miles40 Yards010K0Castro
31.41991-05-10234°25'N / 102°40'W34°27'N / 102°37'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Parmer
31.61970-04-17433°36'N / 102°36'W33°44'N / 102°20'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0425.0M0Hockley
33.31966-05-28234°34'N / 102°24'W1.50 Miles67 Yards003K0Castro
33.31965-06-09233°43'N / 102°46'W33°50'N / 102°39'W10.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Cochran
33.31957-05-15234°11'N / 101°42'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0Hale
33.51957-05-24334°11'N / 102°51'W1.90 Miles200 Yards03250K0Lamb
33.61977-05-17234°12'N / 101°42'W0.50 Mile60 Yards000K0Hale
33.91978-04-08233°52'N / 101°45'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Hale
34.11967-06-01233°45'N / 101°51'W0.10 Mile67 Yards003K0Lubbock
34.21973-04-15334°11'N / 101°45'W34°14'N / 101°38'W7.60 Miles200 Yards2260K0Hale
34.71963-06-08233°36'N / 102°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hockley
34.81965-10-17233°36'N / 102°10'W0.20 Mile20 Yards000K0Hockley
35.41970-04-17434°11'N / 101°43'W34°19'N / 101°39'W10.10 Miles880 Yards000K0Floyd
35.71971-08-22234°22'N / 101°46'W34°22'N / 101°43'W2.70 Miles20 Yards000K0Swisher
35.71963-06-04233°43'N / 101°51'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Lubbock
36.21989-06-06234°11'N / 101°39'W2.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Hale
37.51957-04-21233°35'N / 101°50'W33°42'N / 102°00'W12.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
37.51980-05-28334°31'N / 101°56'W34°33'N / 101°50'W6.10 Miles2333 Yards003K0Swisher
38.01992-06-27234°02'N / 102°56'W0.90 Mile100 Yards0025K0Bailey
38.11971-08-10234°24'N / 101°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards000K0Swisher
38.31980-05-28234°30'N / 101°52'W34°31'N / 101°47'W4.90 Miles1667 Yards000K0Swisher
39.41967-03-19234°32'N / 102°43'W0.60 Mile33 Yards003K0Parmer
39.51970-04-17433°36'N / 102°38'W33°36'N / 102°36'W2.00 Miles880 Yards02025.0M0Cochran
39.51978-04-08233°48'N / 101°41'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Lubbock
39.81987-05-29233°30'N / 102°02'W33°37'N / 102°01'W8.00 Miles80 Yards03250K0Lubbock
40.72007-03-23233°43'N / 102°50'W33°44'N / 102°49'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00175K0KCochran
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Levelland Fire Department reported a second tornado west-northwest of Morton shortly before 22:30 CST. A National Weather Service damage survey found evidence of a strong tornado that developed west of Morton and crossed Texas Highway 114 as it tracked north-northwestward through north-central Cochran county. The tornado impacted the Star Route Gin, which sustained severe damage including the partial collapse of the structure. Concrete anchors were pulled out of the ground and portions of the steel roof beams were heavily damaged. The tornado continued north-northwestward across Farm to Market Road 596 where the tornado destroyed at least three irrigation systems and snapped more than one dozen utility poles. Damage at the Star Route Gin and the snapped utility poles support an EF-2 rating. No injuries were reported and damage estimates totaled $175,000. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An active round of severe thunderstorms, including damaging tornadoes, affected a large portion of the Southern Plains of the U.S. during the afternoon and evening hours of the 23rd. Supercell thunderstorms with a history of producing deadly tornadoes propagated northeastward from the plains of eastern New Mexico into the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the western South Plains of west Texas during the evening hours. As these storms moved eastward across the state line, convective modes transitioned from classic supercells toward mini-bow segments and line-echo-waves. Despite the linear nature of the storms, extreme wind shear resulted in at least five tornadoes across the western South Plains region. Tornadoes were initially observed in the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the northwestern South Plains around 20:00 CST. The hardest hit area was the Bovina vicinity in Parmer County, where a weak tornado struck the city resulting in minor structural damage. Severe storms producing widespread wind damage and at least one strong tornado then impacted portions of Cochran, southern Bailey, and Lamb Counties during the late evening hours. Two cotton gins in Cochran County were severely damaged, and power outages were widespread. No injuries were reported during the severe weather outbreak on the 23rd, but property damage estimates totaled more than $400,000.
41.41955-05-22233°50'N / 101°50'W33°40'N / 101°32'W20.70 Miles400 Yards003K0Hale
41.81980-05-28334°32'N / 101°46'W2.00 Miles833 Yards003K0Swisher
41.92007-04-21234°31'N / 101°46'W34°34'N / 101°47'W3.00 Miles200 Yards032.0M0KSwisher
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado delivered a crippling impact on the local economy of Tulia, Texas, when it devastated industrial and residential sections of the small community of 5,000 residents around 19:00 CST on the 21st. A two block wide swath of damage paralleled U.S. Highway 87 in west Tulia for fifteen blocks. Three persons were treated at area hospitals for injuries, almost thirty homes sustained damage or were destroyed along with twenty businesses, and approximately five hundred people were displaced or made homeless. Local officials and newspaper accounts indicated that several of the businesses that were heavily damaged during the tornado served as staples to the Tulia economy prior to the storm. U.S. President George W. Bush declared Swisher County a federal disaster area on May 1, 2007. This destructive tornado developed near a power plant at the intersection of Broadway Street and U.S. Highway 87 in west Tulia at 18:57 CST. The tornado moved north and caused extensive damage to a local supermarket at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and Sixth Street. A large portion of the roof was removed on the east side of the structure, and one exterior wall collapsed inward. Smaller sections of two additional exterior walls additionally collapsed. A local auto dealership, located near the supermarket, also sustained a large amount of structural and inventory damage. Forty-one vehicles were damaged by flying debris, and a motor home on the property was overturned. A large overhead door on the east side of the structure's show room failed, resulting in the failure of the west wall. A large storage container was blown into the southwest corner of the building and caused the partial collapse of the roof. Several large metal industrial-style buildings sustained major damage due to the failure of large overhead doors and buckling of roof purlins on the south side of the buildings. One such structure collapsed onto a collection of classic cars, and resulted in a $250,000 loss. Two storm chasers escaped injuries when they were struck by the tornado along the industrial stretch of U.S. Highway 87. Their vehicle was blown into a brick building, and then a tractor-trailer was blown broadside against the chase vehicle. Damage also was observed to the north and northeast of the industrial area, with severe damage in residential areas including a mobile home community between Eighth and Ninth Streets just west of Highland Elementary School. Five mobile homes were damaged, with two others completely destroyed. The most significant residential damage occurred in a subdivision along Northwest Ninth Street through Northwest Eleventh Street. Across this area, a number of homes suffered roof losses. Roofs were totally removed from at least two single-family homes on Tenth Street near Airport Road, with partial exterior wall collapses also noted. The tornado dissipated near the Tulia Municipal Airport at 19:01 CST. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech University, and engineers from numerous private and governmental agencies surveyed the Tulia damage. All indications suggest that the maximum winds with the Tulia tornado were between 125 and 135 mph. This makes the Tulia tornado an EF-2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale for tornado intensity. The total economic loss is estimated at $2.0 million. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An outbreak of severe weather impacted much of the central U.S. from Minnesota to Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 21st. The west Texas South Plains and the extreme southern Texas Panhandle were affected by a series of significant tornadoes. At least five tornadoes were spawned by a single cyclic supercell thunderstorm that resulted in more than $3.5 million in damages. The most severely impacted communities included Olton (Lamb County) and Tulia (Swisher County). Both of these west Texas towns were impacted by EF-2 tornadoes that destroyed property and injured four people, and more than 14,000 customers were without electrical power throughout the night. The tornado outbreak was caused by a potent storm system that progressed east over the Four Corners region of the western U.S. on the 21st. A potent upper level jet stream spread over the Southern Plains of the U.S., and helped to create a favorable environment for supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes along a dryline that was stretched across west Texas.
42.01967-06-01233°36'N / 101°51'W2.00 Miles67 Yards010K0Lubbock
44.01970-05-11533°33'N / 101°54'W33°36'N / 101°46'W8.40 Miles1333 Yards26500250.0M0Lubbock
44.21970-04-17434°19'N / 101°39'W34°22'N / 101°28'W11.00 Miles880 Yards2025.0M0Swisher
44.41963-05-21334°17'N / 103°03'W34°20'N / 102°58'W5.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Bailey
44.51955-05-22233°48'N / 101°35'W000K0Lubbock
44.91960-04-12234°38'N / 102°43'W1.00 Mile67 Yards033K0Parmer
44.91960-10-11334°38'N / 102°43'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Parmer
45.81964-06-11234°23'N / 103°03'W34°34'N / 102°49'W18.30 Miles67 Yards0025K0Parmer
46.01964-06-12234°23'N / 103°02'W34°28'N / 102°55'W8.80 Miles27 Yards000K0Parmer
46.31963-05-29233°21'N / 102°17'W33°30'N / 102°17'W10.30 Miles67 Yards010K0Bailey
46.51992-03-27234°24'N / 103°02'W34°30'N / 102°54'W10.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Parmer
47.01972-08-06234°44'N / 101°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0Swisher
47.71964-06-12234°23'N / 103°02'W2.00 Miles27 Yards0025K0Parmer
48.41963-05-29233°25'N / 102°29'W1.00 Mile1320 Yards000K0Hockley
49.12002-05-05234°44'N / 101°56'W34°44'N / 101°51'W5.00 Miles300 Yards0000Swisher
 Brief Description: A large tornado developed west of town. It moved eastward across open country and thus the storm survey team, made up of both NWS personnel and a Texas Tech University wind engineer, could only find damage to power poles and to fence posts. Based on storm chaser video, the large tornado weakened and finally dissipated just west of Happy.
49.21957-04-21233°54'N / 103°06'W0.30 Mile40 Yards0025K0Roosevelt


* 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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