A disturbance rotating around the ridge of high pressure, which brought us last week's heat, allowed showers and embedded stronger thunderstorms to develop across the southern Texas Panhandle before 6 a.m.
Storms, some strong, grew into a cluster and moved quickly southward, across the central South Plains. Winds gusted over 50 MPH in isolated spots across northern Lubbock county and Crosby county, specifically Abernathy & Ralls.
Power lines were reported down in New Deal, and a cargo trailer was overturned on I-27, near Abernathy (MM 21) ‘supposedly' officially due to the winds.
As the storm moved into Lubbock, blowing dust reduced visibility to less than 1/2 mile in spots. Peak gust at KCBD was 38 MPH.
The ‘Shelf Cloud' is basically the visual sign of the outflow boundary that cause all of the blowing dust and wind.
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