Very large hail, intense tornadoes possible in portions of West TexasHail the size of baseballs and flash floods were already reported in parts of Texas on Tuesday afternoon, May 7, 2019 as severe storms roll over portions of the state.
The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for portions of West Texas, effective Tuesday afternoon (LT), May 7 from 15:00 to 23:00 CDT.
Primary threats include a few tornadoes and a couple of intense tornadoes. Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter are likely as well as isolated damaging wind gusts to 43 km/h (70 mph).
Heavy rain has already inundated roads and buildings in Houston area where Flood Watches and Warnings have been issued.
Strong winds have caused hundreds of flight delays and cancellations at Houston and Dallas airports
As of 21:00 UTC on May 7, 31 347 customers across Texas are without power.
mage credit: NOAA/GOES-East. Acquired 18:10 UTC on May 7, 2019
This is just the beginning of multi-day severe weather and heavy rain threat which will continue into tonight in the Southern Plains, shifting east to the Lower Mississippi River Valley through Thursday, May 9.
DRONE intercept of multiple vortex wedge #TORNADO and circulation passing over Tulia TX earlier this evening! Thankfully the tornado lifted as it passed over town. Drone by https://t.co/mBvK9VcZCY. Drone pilot @LundyFPV @accuweather pic.twitter.com/vrnUymhisw— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) 8 mei 2019
Finally got around to editing some of my shots from a couple of weekends ago Aspermont, TX tornado. This beauty went from high based to hitting a boundary and producing a #tornado in less than 30 mins. #txwx #timelapse #StormHour pic.twitter.com/d0gqiqcysx— Mike Prendergast (@MPrendergastTX) 7 mei 2019
GoPro footage of three supercell intercepts in central KS today including two #tornado warned supercells one of which would produce a brief tornado after sunset. More significant severe weather expected Tuesday PM in the southern High Plains @breakingweather @accuweather #kswx pic.twitter.com/BsAFuCE7oq— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) 7 mei 2019
Great photo I shot of the Lewis, KS tornado in the lightning. I went handheld at this point once I identified there was actually a tornado in there. #kswx #tornado @CatTaylorKAKE @JayPraterCBM pic.twitter.com/I5gi3SetZy— Tony Laubach (@laubacht) 7 mei 2019