June 20, 2013 Severe Storms and High Winds
 
Thunderstorms produced large hail up to golf ball size and damaging winds up to 81 mph across the southern Texas Panhandle during the evening hours on Thursday, June 20. After the storms diminished, very strong non-thunderstorm winds caused damage and resulted in visibilities so low that Interstate 40 had to be closed for two hours east of Amarillo due to blowing dust.  The storms and winds resulted in nearly 7,000 power outages in Amarillo and caused a train derailment of over a dozen empty containers near the town of Panhandle, TX. Below are images taken during and after the storms, click on each picture for a larger image.  At the bottom of the page is a list of storm reports gathered by the National Weather Service.
 
STORM IMAGES
Blowing Dust near Dawn, TX Blowing dust in the Texas Panhandle Double rainbow in Amarillo
Blowing dust near Dawn, TX (courtesy of Brady Kendrick)
Blowing dust in the Texas Panhandle (courtesy of Amarillo Globe-News) Double rainbow in Amarillo (courtesy of Caitlyn Downs)
     
Large hail in Amarillo Half dollar hail in Amarillo Hail in Amarillo
Large hail in Amarillo (courtesy of Rebecca Mireles-Castillo) Half dollar size hail in Amarillo Hail in Amarillo (courtesy of Greg Roddahl)
Train delrailment west of Panhandle, TX Train derailment west of Panhandle, TX Train derailment west of Panhandle, TX
 
STORM REPORTS
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1219 PM CDT FRI JUN 21 2013

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

0705 PM     HAIL             5 SE HEREFORD           34.77N 102.34W
06/20/2013  M1.00 INCH       DEAF SMITH         TX   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            HAIL REPORTED BY HEREFORD FD SPOTTER

0715 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 ENE HEREFORD          34.86N 102.33W
06/20/2013  M59 MPH          DEAF SMITH         TX   AWOS

0730 PM     HAIL             9 NNW CANYON            35.10N 101.98W
06/20/2013  E1.25 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0737 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 N DAWN                34.96N 102.21W
06/20/2013  M81 MPH          DEAF SMITH         TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

            SCHOOLNET OBSERVATION

0740 PM     HAIL             8 NW TIMBERCREEK CANYON 35.13N 101.91W
06/20/2013  E1.25 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0741 PM     HAIL             8 N CANYON              35.10N 101.92W
06/20/2013  E1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

            NSSL SHAVE REPORT. CORRECTED AND ADJUSTED TIME BASED ON
            RADAR.

0741 PM     HAIL             6 NNW UMBARGER          35.03N 102.15W
06/20/2013  E1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0743 PM     HAIL             7 SW AMARILLO           35.13N 101.91W
06/20/2013  M1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

            OFF DUTY NWS EMPLOYEE

0745 PM     HAIL             5 SW AMARILLO           35.15N 101.88W
06/20/2013  M1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT 45TH AND BELL

0745 PM     HAIL             7 SW AMARILLO           35.13N 101.91W
06/20/2013  E1.50 INCH       RANDALL            TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

            PUBLIC REPORT THROUGH MEDIA

0745 PM     HAIL             7 S BUSHLAND            35.09N 102.06W
06/20/2013  E1.50 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0745 PM     HAIL             6 S BUSHLAND            35.11N 102.06W
06/20/2013  E1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0745 PM     HAIL             8 SSE BUSHLAND          35.08N 102.01W
06/20/2013  E1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0746 PM     HAIL             7 SSW AMARILLO          35.11N 101.87W
06/20/2013  M1.50 INCH       RANDALL            TX   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL AT BELL AND ARDEN ROADS

0748 PM     HAIL             6 SW AMARILLO           35.15N 101.89W
06/20/2013  M0.88 INCH       RANDALL            TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

0750 PM     HAIL             8 ESE BUSHLAND          35.14N 101.94W
06/20/2013  M0.88 INCH       RANDALL            TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

0750 PM     HAIL             7 SSW AMARILLO          35.11N 101.87W
06/20/2013  M1.75 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

            GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AT BELL AND ARDEN

0750 PM     HAIL             6 SW AMARILLO           35.14N 101.89W
06/20/2013  E1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0750 PM     HAIL             7 SE BUSHLAND           35.12N 101.98W
06/20/2013  E1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0750 PM     HAIL             6 SW AMARILLO           35.14N 101.90W
06/20/2013  E1.25 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0751 PM     HAIL             4 SW AMARILLO           35.16N 101.87W
06/20/2013  M1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT 45TH AND WESTERN

0752 PM     HAIL             5 SSW AMARILLO          35.14N 101.85W
06/20/2013  E1.75 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

            HILLSIDE AND BELL

0755 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 WNW HEREFORD          34.83N 102.43W
06/20/2013  M65 MPH          DEAF SMITH         TX   MESONET

            WEST TEXAS MESONET

0755 PM     HAIL             6 SW AMARILLO           35.15N 101.89W
06/20/2013  M1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

0800 PM     HAIL             6 S AMARILLO            35.12N 101.82W
06/20/2013  M0.88 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0800 PM     HAIL             6 S BUSHLAND            35.10N 102.06W
06/20/2013  E1.00 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0806 PM     HAIL             3 SW AMARILLO           35.17N 101.86W
06/20/2013  M1.50 INCH       RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

            PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL AT 38TH AND WESTERN

0839 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 2 NE LAKE TANGLEWOOD    35.08N 101.75W
06/20/2013  M58 MPH          RANDALL            TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

            RIVER FALLS AIRPORT SCHOOLNET

0848 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 NNW LAKE TANGLEWOOD   35.11N 101.80W
06/20/2013  M62 MPH          RANDALL            TX   MESONET

            WEST TEXAS MESONET

0854 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 SW AMARILLO           35.15N 101.89W
06/20/2013  E70 MPH          RANDALL            TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

            NUMEROUS 12 TO 18 INCH TREE LIMBS BROKEN OFF AND ALMOST
            LOST BACK END OF VEHICLE

0854 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 NNW LAKE TANGLEWOOD   35.11N 101.80W
06/20/2013  M66 MPH          RANDALL            TX   MESONET

            WEST TEXAS MESONET

0855 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 ENE HEREFORD          34.86N 102.33W
06/20/2013  M59 MPH          DEAF SMITH         TX   AWOS

            TXDOT AWOS STATION

0900 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 9 SW AMARILLO           35.11N 101.93W
06/20/2013                   RANDALL            TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER POLES DOWN REPORTED AT FM2186 AND HOPE ROAD.
            REPORTED BY RANDALL COUNTY SO

0908 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 2 ESE WILDORADO         35.21N 102.21W
06/20/2013  M58 MPH          OLDHAM             TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

            WILDORADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLNET

0915 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 ENE HEREFORD          34.86N 102.33W
06/20/2013  M69 MPH          DEAF SMITH         TX   AWOS

            TXDOT AWOS

0916 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 WSW AMARILLO          35.17N 101.90W
06/20/2013  M58 MPH          RANDALL            TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

            AMARILLO HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOLNET

0938 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 ENE AMARILLO          35.22N 101.72W
06/20/2013  M61 MPH          POTTER             TX   ASOS

            ASOS

0950 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 W AMARILLO            35.20N 101.91W
06/20/2013  M67 MPH          POTTER             TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

1000 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 WNW AMARILLO          35.21N 101.85W
06/20/2013                   POTTER             TX   PUBLIC

            TREES UPROOTED AND LAYING IN ROADWAYS IN SAN JACINTO
            NEIGHBORHOOD

1007 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 W AMARILLO            35.20N 101.83W
06/20/2013  M62 MPH          POTTER             TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

1011 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 SSW AMARILLO          35.13N 101.85W
06/20/2013  M72 MPH          RANDALL            TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

1013 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 WNW AMARILLO          35.24N 101.91W
06/20/2013  M62 MPH          POTTER             TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

1015 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 6 SSW AMARILLO          35.13N 101.86W
06/20/2013                   RANDALL            TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

            SHED BLOWN INTO A DIFFERENT YARD...TIME ESTIMATED.

1022 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 W AMARILLO            35.20N 101.84W
06/20/2013  E58 MPH          POTTER             TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

            RELAYED BY BROADCAST MEDIA

1022 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 W AMARILLO            35.20N 101.92W
06/20/2013  M63 MPH          POTTER             TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

1022 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 NW AMARILLO           35.23N 101.86W
06/20/2013  M65 MPH          POTTER             TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

1031 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 2 NE LAKE TANGLEWOOD    35.08N 101.75W
06/20/2013  M64 MPH          RANDALL            TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

1105 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG AMARILLO                35.20N 101.82W
06/20/2013                   POTTER             TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

            OFF-DUTY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEE REPORTED
            POWER OUT SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 FROM ROSS-OSAGE STREETS
            TO THE I-40 AND I-27 INTERSECTION.

1130 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG S GROOM                 35.20N 101.11W
06/20/2013                   CARSON             TX   PUBLIC

            CARPORT BLOWN OVER...TIME ESTIMATED.

1145 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG PANHANDLE               35.35N 101.38W
06/20/2013                   CARSON             TX   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TRAIN DERAILED IN HIGH WINDS. TIME ESTIMATED.

1150 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 16 SE PANHANDLE         35.19N 101.19W
06/21/2013                   CARSON             TX   EMERGENCY MNGR

            *** 1 INJ *** SEMI OVERTURNED ON INTERSTATE 40 NEAR
            MILE MARKER 110.

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