On This Day in Texas South Plains Weather History

June 24th

1960: Hail of unknown size damaged or destroyed cotton and feed crops northwest of Bovina this night.

1961: Young cotton and vegetable crops were severely damaged or completely destroyed by winds around 70 mph with small hail and up to four inches of rain. On one farm, high winds lifted a stock tank into the air and dumped it into a nearby field.

1999: After historic flooding in Lubbock two days earlier, more heavy rains fell early this afternoon forcing the closure of several streets and roads. Severe storms farther southwest in Yoakum County produced more wind than rain and ended up removing portions of the Denver City post office's roof and damaging the community center.

2008: Severe thunderstorms that originated in the plains of eastern New Mexico moved east into the South Plains late this evening. These storms produced large hail up to the size of quarters and damaging thunderstorm winds. The most significant impact from the storms occurred in the Brownfield vicinity where a number of utility poles were destroyed high winds accompanied by dime to quarter size hail. The very next evening featured another round of destructive storms in the region.

2011 (24th-25th): A wildfire began during the afternoon of the 24th along U.S. Highway 84, 13 miles northwest of Post. The wildfire threatened 11 homes, destroyed 1,000 railroad ties and burned 7,000 acres. The wildfire became contained early in the morning on the 25th.

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Event entries are comprised primarily of significant or noteworthy weather events that occurred within the NWS Lubbock forecast area. In some cases, historic events from neighboring NWS forecast offices and even a few unique astronomical events are included. Except where noted, the majority of this information was obtained from official NCDC Storm Data publications.