Severe thunderstorms brought large hail – some of it larger than golf-ball size – and heavy rain Saturday evening to Lubbock and parts of the South Plains, according to the National Weather Service.
Scattered storms developed around the region throughout the day Saturday, with a line of storms that built over Lubbock County before 8 p.m. bringing severe weather and prompting a flood and severe thunderstorm warning that lasted well after 9 p.m. in Lubbock and Lynn counties.The National Weather Service in Lubbock Twitter account shared multiple user photos of large hail, and some hail-related damage, much of it in south Lubbock. Weather service radar estimated between 1 and 3 inches of rain fell in some areas. By 9:40 p.m., only 0.29 of an inch had been reported at the West Texas Mesonet station on the Texas Tech campus, with 0.46 at Slaton and 0.93 at White River Lake. Only 0.07 of an inch was recorded at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.