Weak landspout funnel touches down near Levelland Sunday night
LANDSPOUT FUNNELS: Meteorologist Adam Young explains the landspouts prompting tornado warnings in the area Sunday night:
“This is what sparked the tornado warning a little bit ago. In this type of environment, where we have a lot of moisture, and where we also have a few thunderstorms popping off, we’ll get what are called ‘cold air funnels.’ These cold air funnels usually don’t reach the ground and are very weak. Any bit of rotation in the atmosphere will just happen to condense, so you can see it. Notice that there is no wall cloud or any structure you would typically see with a supercell storm. In fact, it kind of looks like some of the tornadoes from the movie ‘Twister,’ which were scientifically inaccurate. In this case, a storm was interacting with another storm boundary, and it helped one of these actually reach the ground. It is more pretty than it is mean.”
TORNADO WARNING: The National Weather Service in Lubbock Texas has issued a * Tornado Warning for... Northern Hockley County in northwestern Texas... * Until 915 PM CDT. * At 850 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 5 miles northeast of Levelland, moving north at 20 mph. HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.
Levelland Hockley County Emergency Management: Reported rain showers, some heavy, moving through Hockley county. North of Ropesville, cold air funnel reported and confirmed. Cold air funnels are not associated with a supercell storm and are pretty harmless. Flood advisory remains in effect.
Levelland Hockley County Emergency Management: Land spout spotted SE of LEVELLAND near S Barton Lane. No structures near or involved. REACT Team is out watching this storm system move through the area. Please remain calm and stay inside your home. Travel is strongly discouraged as rain and winds make visibility low in areas.
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - After a soggy evening across the South Plains last night, more rain is in the forecast for Sunday.
The biggest threat with storms this afternoon and evening will be flooding as we have the potential to pick up another 1-3″ of rain in areas.
Remember to not drive through flooded roadways and avoid any low-lying areas if heavy rain does fall.
Cooler temperatures will settle in for the next couple of days. Highs in the mid to upper 70s for Sunday and Monday, with overnight lows in the lower 60s.
Along with below average temperatures, rain chances remain in the forecast for the next 7 days.
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