August 3, 2011 Severe Storms

Event Summary

During the afternoon and evening hours of Wednesday August 3, scattered showers and thunderstorms developed north of a stationary front. Despite the still very warm air in place over the region, some of these storms did manage to produce small hail ranging from pea-sized to nickel-sized. However, the most destructive storm was a storm that formed on the north side of Amarillo just before 5 PM CDT. As this storm weakened, it produced a microburst with winds of 80 to 90 mph. These strong winds caused damage in the Willow Creek neighborhood. Outbuildings, carports, fences, and a garage door were damaged. In addition, framing on a house that was under construction was also damaged.

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Damage from the Microburst


damage to a carport damage to a garage door



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