Lynn County tornadoes classified as EF-2 and EF-1

Lynn County tornadoes classified as EF-2 and EF-1

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TAHOKA, Texas -

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Lubbock surveyed the damage of two tornadoes in Lynn County, on May 5th.

One tornado started around 5:45 p.m. in Tahoka, TX and lasted until 6:50 p.m..It was classified as an EF-2, which sustained winds as high as 120 mph. The team estimated the path was 17.2 miles and had a 1.2 mile width.

According to the study, the supercell thunderstorm developed over southwest Hockley and southern Lubbock Counties. It moved east, but then began to develop south into Lynn County.

The NWS reported the tornado crossed Highway 87 north of Tahoka, just before 6 p.m., then the tornado moved southeast and strengthened to an EF-2.

Power poles were damaged in Tahoka. No one was injured or died from the storm.

The meteorologists at the NWS determined the second tornado was near O'Donnell, TX. They classified it as an EF-1 with the highest winds reaching 90 mph.

According to the NWS Lubbock, it lasted 13 minutes, the path was five miles and the width of the tornado was a half a mile.

The second tornado crossed U.S. Highway 380 three miles east of Tahoka and damaged a home the highway.

No one was hurt or died in the second tornado, either.

The NWS reported small tornadoes could have popped up during the time of the two bigger storms, but there were no other reports of damage.

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