May 15, 1989
Seymour, Texas Tornado and Flood
|A developing wall cloud was illuminated by lightning. Inflow into the storm was extreme, estimated at 45 to 50 mph sustained with higher gusts.|
|The wall cloud was illuminated by lightning, with funnel above PM in the image. The funnel was less than 1/2 mile WSW of my location moving ENE. I abandoned this spotting location and drove toward Seymour, Texas, stopping briefly several times watch for a tornado. The funnel developed into a tornado shortly after this image was made, staying in contact with the ground for about one minute. It was in open fields, producing no known damage to structures.|
|I found a motel in Seymour and spent the night. Several more strong storms passed over the area during the night. The next morning I awoke to the sound of water splashing against the motel door!|
|The motel and its flooded parking lot.|
|Flash flooding just on the outskirts of Seymour.|
Copyright 1989 - Samuel D. Barricklow - All rights reserved.
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