KCBD NewsChannel 11 chased tornadoes in northeastern South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/26/10

KCBD NewsChannel 11 chased tornadoes in northeastern South Plains

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There has been no reports of damage after several tornado warnings on the South Plains Tuesday night. KCBD NewsChannel 11's Cary Allen and Tim Honeycutt followed the storms as they moved across Castro County.

They chased the storms in the northwestern South Plains where they saw some of the most amazing skies they have seen in some time.

They hit the highway around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, after storm warnings were issued for the northwestern South Plains. They saw their first sign of rotation after a tornado warning was issued at 5:13 p.m.

A wall cloud formed a few minutes later and then they saw a funnel cloud. that funnel cloud didn't touch the ground, but a few minutes later, they observed strong rotation again and another funnel cloud formed.

Numerous funnel clouds and rotation were reported for the next half hour to an hour.

Another funnel cloud formed just west of Dimmitt. After 7:00 p.m., the wall cloud strengthened and violent rotation was noted northwest of Dimmitt. This thunderstorm continued to strengthen and eventually they saw the first tornado at 7:52 p.m.

Twenty minutes later another tornado formed just east of Dimmitt. Although this tornado touched the ground, no damage was reported. It did create quite a swirl of dust.

Even though the storms were severe and they did produce tornadoes no damage was reported from any of the activity on Tuesday night.

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