Showers and thunderstorms that developed across the northwest Texas Panhandle and northeast New Mexico Thursday afternoon (4 June) congealed into a small complex and plunged south-southeastward over much of the South Plains during the evening hours. As the thunderstorms rolled southward they generated widespread gusty winds in addition to localized heavy rainfall and hail.
Many locations on the Caprock were subject to wind gusts in the 40 to 55 mph range as the storms moved through, with the most intense portions of the storms producing some localized gusts in excess of 60 to 70 mph, along with near zero visibility in blowing dust. Additionally, quarter-sized hail was observed near Bovina and Muleshoe. For a more complete list of the preliminary storm reports for this event CLICK HERE.
The activity eventually diminished in coverage and intensity by early Friday morning.