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May 22 storm produced 8 tornadoes in Big Spring

BIG SPRING, Texas - The National Weather Service in Midland, Texas released its detailed report on the severe weather that affected the Big Spring area Sunday. It was determined that one long-lasting supercell thunderstorm produced eight tornadoes.

The first tornado touched down about 10 miles west of Big Spring a little after 6 p.m. Sunday.  The last tornado lifted just south of Garden City a little after 9 p.m.

Four of the tornadoes were rated EF-2 or EF-3.  The highest estimated winds were near 160 mph.  The other four tornadoes were rated EF-0.

Severe homes and buildings were destroyed.  Two oil field pump jacks were blown over by the high winds.  Despite the damage, there were no fatalities and no serious injuries reported.

For a look the the NWS report, click HERE (PDF).


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