LUBBOCK, Texas (KLBK) — The second tornado in Texas for 2021 touched down northwest of Lubbock on Friday afternoon. This as a multi-day severe weather threat exists for the Southern Plains through the weekend.
This tornado was reported at 5:05 PM in Lubbock county near Shallowater, about 10 miles from downtown Lubbock. When the tornado was spotted by storm spotters, the first warning was issued about 5:08 PM.
This storm continued northeast, touching down again in Abernathy (20 miles north of Lubbock) at 5:35 PM.
- 4:20 p.m. Storms are starting to develop across the western South Plains, the NWS said.
- 5:04 p.m. hail reported, quarter-inch, 8 miles east-northeast of Abernathy
- 5:08 p.m. Tornado Warning including Abernathy TX until 5:45 PM by the NWS.
- 5:45 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Abernathy TX, Petersburg TX, Becton TX until 6:45.
The first tornado of 2021 was an EF-1 near Texas City in Galveston County on January 6.