Severe storms moved through the South Plains on Wednesday. The most severe storm spawned a tornado northwest of Sundown. The only damage reported to authorities was a roof blown off of an abandoned Oxy Permian building northwest of Sundown on 1585 and a large tree uprooted in the same area. Lyntegar Electric officials reported to National Weather Service Authorities that several power lines and poles were damaged in the storm. The severe storm also brought 3″ diameter hail in the Sundown area and marble sized hail was reported in Levelland near the airport.
I have posted below the full report from the National Weather Service, Lubbock office on the storm that developed just before 5 pm last night on the western edge of Hockley County.
0503 PM HAIL 2 SE WHITEFACE 33.58N 102.59W
06/19/2013 E1.00 INCH HOCKLEY TX SKYWARN SPOTTER
0545 PM TORNADO 4 NW SUNDOWN 33.50N 102.54W
06/19/2013 HOCKLEY TX STORM CHASER
BUILDING UNROOFED. SHEET METAL WRAPPED IN FENCES AND ON
ROAD. LARGE TREE DOWN.
0553 PM HAIL 3 N SUNDOWN 33.50N 102.49W
06/19/2013 E2.75 INCH HOCKLEY TX STORM CHASER
0556 PM HAIL 3 N SUNDOWN 33.50N 102.49W
06/19/2013 E3.00 INCH HOCKLEY TX STORM CHASER
HAIL JUST OVER 3 INCHES REPORTED
0618 PM HAIL 1 SW MULESHOE 34.22N 102.74W
06/19/2013 E1.00 INCH BAILEY TX LAW ENFORCEMENT
0726 PM HAIL HART 34.39N 102.11W
06/19/2013 E0.75 INCH CASTRO TX TRAINED SPOTTER
HAIL LASTED ABOUT ONE MINUTE
I have also posted some pictures of the tornado and some aftermath pictures of damage received in the Sundown area.