Tornado Spotted on the Ground near Sundown Wednesday, 6/19/2013

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

ON FM1731

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.

This image was captured by a trained storm spotter as the tornado touched down around 5:45pm Wednesday.

This image was captured by a trained storm spotter as the tornado touched down around 5:45pm Wednesday.

This photo courtesy of Steve Conway Photography.  An image of the storm looking east toward Sundown.

This photo courtesy of Steve Conway Photography. An image of the storm looking east toward Sundown.

Abandoned Oxy Permian Building on 1585 northwest of Sundown, Roof blown off in storm.  Metal was seen wrapped in fences in the area.

Abandoned Oxy Permian Building on 1585 northwest of Sundown, Roof blown off in storm. Metal was seen wrapped in fences in the area.

In the same area of the damaged building was a large tree that was totally uprooted.

In the same area of the damaged building was a large tree that was totally uprooted.

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