Severe Thunderstorms Cause Wind Damage on August 7, 2012
 
Event Summary

Severe thunderstorms developed during the late afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday, August 7.  All of the severe weather reports were in the form of convective wind and wind damage.  In Amarillo, damage from a very small scale microburst caused damage at the VA Hospital.  The damage was determined to have been caused by winds between 75 and 80 mph.  A center pivot system sustained damage in Wheeler County near New Mobeetie.  In addition, sporadic but beneficial rainfall fell in some locations, including 1.42 inches at McLean, TX.  If you have any hail pictures that you would like to share, please e-mail us at sr-ama.webmaster@noaa.gov or share them with us on Facebook.

 
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August 7 Severe Weather Reports August 7 Estimated Precipitation Estimates
 
RADAR IMAGES
KAMA 0.5 deg radar image  KAMA 0.5 deg base velocity image  KAMA 0.5 deg base velocity image
KAMA 0.5 deg base reflectivity 6:21 p.m. KAMA 0.5 deg base velocity 6:21 p.m. KAMA 0.5 deg base velocity 7:30 p.m.
 
DAMAGE IMAGES
Solar panel damage at VA Hospital in Amarillo Solar panel damage Solar panel damage
Solar panels were damaged at the VA Hospital in Amarillo. Solar panel damage at the VA Hospital in Amarillo. Solar panel damage at the VA Hospital in Amarillo.
Solar panel damage   Light pole blown down Light pole blown down 
More solar panel damage at VA Hospital. Light pole blown down along Amarillo Blvd.
Light pole blown down along Amarillo Blvd.
 
STORM REPORTS
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1113 PM CDT TUE AUG 07 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0605 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 SSW BEAVER            36.80N 100.53W
08/07/2012  M58 MPH          BEAVER             OK   MESONET

0630 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NW AMARILLO           35.24N 101.87W
08/07/2012                   POTTER             TX   OTHER FEDERAL

            DAMAGE TO SOLAR PANELS CAUSED BY 75 TO 80 MPH WINDS

0738 PM     TSTM WND GST     PALO DURO CANYON        34.95N 101.67W
08/07/2012  E60 MPH          RANDALL            TX   PARK SERVICE

            WITH HEAVY RAIN AND LIMITED VISIBILITY

0751 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SW NEW MOBEETIE       35.51N 100.47W
08/07/2012                   WHEELER            TX   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DAMAGE REPORTED TO A CENTER PIVOT SYSTEM

0905 PM     TSTM WND GST     ALANREED                35.21N 100.73W
08/07/2012  E60 MPH          GRAY               TX   PUBLIC

            ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS AT ALANREED TRAVEL CENTER AT
            MILE MARKER 135 ON I-40

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