March 18-19, 2012 Severe Storms


Event Summary
 
During the evening hours of March 18 continuing through the early morning hours of March 19, storms first formed along a dryline and moved across the eastern Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, and then a line of thunderstorms developed along a Pacific cold front over the central Panhandles.  The storms resulted in multiple reports of hail up to quarter-sized and straight line wind damage, the worst of which occured shortly after 1 AM in Pampa.

  

Storm Reports

 

 

Storm Survey Information

...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS STRAIGHT LINE
WIND DAMAGE IN PAMPA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS COMPLETED A DAMAGE
ASSESSMENT FROM THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE PAMPA AREA
AROUND 1 AM MARCH 19TH AND HAVE DETERMINED THAT STRAIGHT LINE WINDS
CAUSED THE DAMAGE IN PAMPA.

WINDS OF 75 MPH CAUSED A NARROW AREA OF DAMAGE BETWEEN BANKS STREET
AND WEST BROWN STREET. THE PATH OF DAMAGE WAS 25 YARDS WIDE AND 500
YARDS LONG.

THE WINDS PICKED UP A 10 BY 10 FOOT ALUMINUM SHED WHICH CAUSED
DEBRIS FOR 400 YARDS. AN ABANDONED HOUSE ON BANKS STREET HAD ITS
SIDE WALL COLLAPSE. 3 TRASH CONTAINERS WERE OVERTURNED BY THE WINDS.
A PARK SIGN IN A MUNICIPAL PARK WAS DAMAGED. A BUSINESS AT 622 WEST
BROWN STREET HAD THE
FRONT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT BLOWN ONTO WEST
BROWN STREET. DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED TO A
POWER POLE.

THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES.

THIS IS A PRELIMINARY
REPORT AND IS SUBJECT TO REVISION BASED ON
ANY NEW OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE
PAMPA EOC FOR ASSISTING WITH THIS SURVEY.

 

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