Eight tornadoes confirmed by National Weather Service in Sunday's outbreak

Eight tornadoes confirmed by National Weather Service in Sunday's outbreak

Strong, damaging, and dangerous tornadoes tore through West Texas on Sunday Afternoon.

Eight separate tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mark Strobin said this storm produced the, "Biggest outbreak we've seen out here in quite a while."

The tornadoes produced a combined damage path 27.2 miles long.

The storms moved through parts of Howard and Glasscock counties for nearly 3 hours Sunday evening.

The final tornado count was:

  • 4 EF-0's (80 mph winds)
  • 2 EF-2's (125 mph winds)
  • 2 EF-3's (160 mph winds)

This outbreak produced 4 tornadoes classified as "violent," which was reflected by the damage this storm caused.

There were multiple reports of buildings being destroyed, trees uprooted, and vehicles being thrown and flipped.

The strongest tornado produced sustained winds between 140-160 mph. This tornado tore through Howard county west of Big Spring. The tornado touched down northwest of Big Spring at 6:13 pm and made its way south almost 12 miles before ending around 7 pm Sunday evening.

Here is a breakdown on the tornadoes:

TORNADO #1:

Strength: EF-3 (160 mph winds), Width:900 yards, Damage path: 11.8 miles (west of Big Spring), Time: 47 minutes (6:13 - 7 pm)

TORNADO #2:

Strength: EF-0 (80 mph winds), Width:100 yards, Damage path: 1.9 miles (north of Lomax), Time: 8 minutes (6:51 - 6:59 pm)

TORNADO #3:

Strength: EF-0 (80 mph winds), Width:100 yards, Damage path: 2.3 miles (northwest of Lees), Time: 11 minutes (7:17 - 7:28 pm)

TORNADO #4:

Strength: EF-0 (80 mph winds), Width:50 yards, Damage path: 0.6 miles (southeast of Lomax), Time: 2 minutes (7:38 - 7:40 pm)

TORNADO #5:

Strength: EF-2 (125 mph winds), Width:200 yards, Damage path: 3.6 miles (south of Lees), Time: 12 minutes (7:55 - 8:07 pm)

TORNADO #6:

Strength: EF-3 (160 mph winds), Width:200 yards, Damage path: 3.7 miles (north of Garden City), Time: 12 minutes (8:42 - 8:54 pm)

TORNADO #7:

Strength: EF-2 (135 mph winds), Width:150 yards, Damage path: 1.9 miles (West of Garden City), Time: 6 minutes (8:56 - 9:02 pm)

TORNADO #8:

Strength: EF-0 (80 mph winds), Width:50 yards, Damage path: 1.4 miles (south of Garden City), Time: 6 minutes (9:02 - 9:08 pm)

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