Tornado spotted across the South Plains on Sunday evening

Tornado spotted across the South Plains on Sunday evening

LUBBOCK, Texas - Another round of severe weather across the South Plains Sunday night produced yet another tornado, one of several over over the past week, prompting several tornado reports submitted to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Sunday evening, the NWS in Albuquerque issued a tornado warning for a thunderstorm that developed in extreme eastern Chaves County, which them traveled into Roosevelt County and across the Texas state line. This prompted the NWS in Lubbock to continue issuing tornado warnings as the stormed generally maintained rotation. Trained storm spotters among others throughout the evening reported eleven times to the NWS that the storm had produced a tornado as it moved northeast into the northern South Plains.

The latest reports of damage only include a downed power line. It is possible that the NWS will send a crew in the coming days to assess any damage. The resulting survey would result in an official classification of the tornado's intensity.

Severe weather was not just an issue for West Texas, but much of the plains, and part of the Midwest experienced severe storms. 335 reports in all were recorded across the United States, including 30 tornado reports. Three large hail reports were also recorded across the Fox34 viewing area.

The risk for severe weather in the coming days for the Lubbock area is relatively low, but thunderstorms remain in the forecast.

Photo Courtesy: Lubbock County Emergency Management

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