Heavy flooding in Lubbock, surrounding area as storms continue

Heavy flooding in Lubbock, surrounding area as storms continue
Viewer photo from Acuff

Warnings

Flash Flood Warning

  • Crosby, TX
  • Lubbock, TX

The National Weather Service in Lubbock Texas has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for... Eastern Lubbock County in northwestern Texas... Crosby County in northwestern Texas... * Until 730 PM CDT. * At 521 PM CDT, doppler radar and local law enforcement reported continued very heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring. Numerous reports of dangerous flooding have been received with water in homes and cars flooded out. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Slaton, Crosbyton, Ralls, Lorenzo, Caprock and Cone. Additional rainfall amounts of one to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

  • Lubbock, TX
  • Hockley, TX

The National Weather Service in Lubbock Texas has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Lubbock County in northwestern Texas... Southeastern Hockley County in northwestern Texas... * Until 715 PM CDT. * At 609 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Reese Center, or 11 miles west of Lubbock, moving northeast at 35 mph. Very heavy rainfall is accompanying these storms. Turn around, don't drown! HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Lubbock, Abernathy, Wolfforth, Shallowater, Reese Center, New Deal, Smyer and Ropesville.

Watches

Tornado Watch

  • Dickens, TX
  • Hall, TX
  • Terry, TX
  • Garza, TX
  • Kent, TX
  • Crosby, TX
  • Motley, TX
  • Swisher, TX
  • Lynn, TX
  • Hale, TX
  • Cottle, TX
  • King, TX
  • Childress, TX
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Lamb, TX
  • Floyd, TX
  • Briscoe, TX
  • Stonewall, TX
  • Hockley, TX

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 232 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 19 COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST TEXAS COTTLE CROSBY DICKENS FLOYD GARZA HALE HOCKLEY KENT KING LAMB LUBBOCK LYNN MOTLEY STONEWALL TERRY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS BRISCOE CHILDRESS HALL SWISHER THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AMHERST, ASPERMONT, BROWNFIELD, CEE VEE, CHILDRESS, CROSBYTON, DICKENS, DUMONT, FLOYDADA, GUTHRIE, HALE CENTER, HAPPY, JAYTON, KIRKLAND, LAKE ALAN HENRY, LEVELLAND, LITTLEFIELD, LOCKNEY, LUBBOCK, MATADOR, MEADOW, MEMPHIS, NEW HOME, ODONNELL, OLD GLORY, OLTON, PADUCAH, PLAINVIEW, POST, QUITAQUE, RALLS, ROARING SPRINGS, SILVERTON, SLATON, SPUR, SUNDOWN, TAHOKA, TULIA, TURKEY, WELLMAN, AND WOLFFORTH.

  • Gaines, TX
  • Borden, TX
  • Scurry, TX
  • Dawson, TX

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 232 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES IN WESTERN TEXAS BORDEN DAWSON GAINES SCURRY THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF GAIL, LAMESA, SEMINOLE, AND SNYDER.

Road Closures

Lubbock County

Spillway on South Lakeshore Drive in Ransom Canyon is closed until further notice due to flooding.

FM0041 is closed due to flooding 1.151 Miles East of FM0179 on FM0041 to 1.825 Miles East of FM0179 on FM0041

FM0179 is closed northbound and southbound 0.701 Miles South of FM0041 on FM0179 to 1.106 Miles South of FM0041 on FM0179

Water is over the roadway, use alternate route.

Hockley County

FM0597 Eastbound and Westbound 1652.64 Feet West of FM0168 on FM0597 to 2.083 Miles North of FM2130 on FM0597

FM1294 Eastbound and Westbound 290.4 Feet East of US0385 on FM1294 to 153.12 Feet West of FM2130 on FM1294

FM1585 Eastbound and Westbound 2.27 Miles East of FM2646 on FM1585 to 2.318 Miles West of FM2378 on FM1585

FM3261 Eastbound and Westbound 195.36 Feet South of FM1585 on FM3261 to 290.4 Feet North of FM0041 on FM3261

SH0114 Westbound 1.108 Miles East of US0385 on SH0114 to 58.08 Feet West of FM3261 on SH0114

US0385 Northbound and Southbound 2.361 Miles South of FM0597 on US0385 to 343.2 Feet North of FM1294 on US0385

Hale County

FM0054 Eastbound and Westbound 221.76 Feet East of FM0789 on FM0054 to 63.36 Feet West of US0062 on FM0054, Low water crossings are flooding.

FM0789 Northbound and Southbound 749.76 Feet North of FS0054 on FM0789 to 1219.68 Feet North of US0062 on FM0789 - Low water crossings are flooding. Water over roadway.

Crosby County

FM0193 Eastbound and Westbound 691.68 Feet East of FM0378 on FM0193 to 190.08 Feet East of US0062 on FM0193 - Low water crossings are flooding. Water over roadway.

FM0378 Northbound and Southbound 1003.2 Feet South of FM0054 on FM0378 to 1309.44 Feet North of US0062 on FM0378 - Low water crossings are flooding. Water over roadway.

FM1527 Eastbound and Westbound 200.64 Feet East of FM0789 on FM1527 to 332.64 Feet West of FM0378 on FM1527 - Low water crossings are flooding. Water over roadway.

Area road closures from Texas DPS
Area road closures from Texas DPS

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Severe weather is likely again in the KCBD viewing area today and this holiday weekend. The severe weather parameters are not as strong as yesterday’s but still support thunderstorms, some of which will become severe. More on the severe weather you may experience follows in this story.

The main threat this afternoon and evening will be large hail, generally ranging in size from one to two inches. Wind gusts near or greater than 60 mph will be possible. The tornado probability is very low but one or two isolated tornadoes will be possible, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Heavy rain is likely with some storm cells and may cause localized flooding of roads, intersections, bar ditches, and other low areas. Be careful on dirt and gravel roads – we don't want you to end up in a flooded ditch!

Storms are likely in the area this evening but should be diminishing in coverage and intensity after sunset. Exercise extra caution at night when flooding and other severe weather threats are difficult to see. There may be areas of low visibility in showers and fog overnight into Saturday morning.

Holiday weekend activities may be interrupted by occasional showers and thunderstorms. At least spotty storm coverage is expected both Saturday and Sunday, with a slight chance of severe weather each day and night. Thunderstorms are less likely Memorial Day, but at least a few storms can be expected in and near the KCBD viewing area. Today I again will include the updated Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Severe Storm Outlooks for the viewing area, Texas and the US through Sunday night for those planning on traveling in the days ahead - or just want to check in on friends and family.

We hope you will continue to watch and listen for updates and watches and warnings which may be issued through the weekend. Our free Weather App and NOAA Weather Radio are designed to help you do just that.

Today's accompanying video includes estimated rainfall totals (quite exaggerated in some cases!) from yesterday and last night. Rainfall measured at the Lubbock airport for this event (yesterday and overnight) totaled 1.20"! This brings Lubbock's May total to date (as of 10 AM Friday) to 1.93", which is 0.37" above the average (for the month-to-date, MTD). The total for the year to date is 4.85", which is 0.62" below the average.The following are reported measured (in inches) amounts from the network of automated weather stations which make up the TTU West Texas Mesonet.

3.14 Anton 6SSW

2.90 Abernathy 5ENE

2.63 Aiken 3WSW

2.60 South Plains 3ENE

2.17 Reese Center

1.86 Caprock Canyons State Park

1.47 Smyer

1.39 Morton 1ENE

1.32 Turkey 2WSW

1.13 Wolfforth 6SSW

1.02 Silverton 7ESE

0.91 Levelland 4S

0.90 Floydada 2NNE

0.76 Lubbock 3WNW TTU

0.73 Plainview 1S

0.52 Memphis 1NE

0.50 Sundown 8WSW

0.29 Plains 3N

0.20 Amherst 1NE

0.18 New Home

0.13 Dimmitt 2NE

0.13 Friona 2NE

0.13 Welch

0.12 Olton 6S

0.11 Tahoka 3NNE

0.10 White River Lake 6NW

0.09 Lake Alan Henry 1NW

0.09 Ralls 1SE

0.09 Graham 5SSW

0.09 O'Donnell 1N

0.07 Guthrie 10WSW

0.07 Slaton 2NE

0.05 Estelline 3SSE

0.05 Vigo Park

0.05 Brownfield 2S

0.03 Northfield 1S

0.03 Post 1NE

0.03 Paducah 10SW

0.02 Spur 1W

0.02 Lamesa 2SE

0.01 Childress 2NNE

0.01 Gail 2ESE

0.01 Roaring Springs 3N

Lubbock’s low yesterday was 58° (at 11:36 PM), which is the average low for the date. The high was 88°, two degrees above the average for the date. The May 23 record low is 45° (1917) and the record high 105° (2000). For today, May 24, Lubbock’s average low is 58° and the high 86°. The record low is 40° (1930) and the record high 109° (2000).

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