Tornadoes reported in Texas Panhandle, no injuries reported
AMARILLO, Texas – Several suspected tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle between Lubbock and Amarillo, according to the National Weather Service, but no injuries or fatalities were reported. “There are no reports of injuries,” and only minor damage, Merchant said. “We can't answer that until afterwards when we examine the damage,” Merchant said. Storm survey teams could be sent to the areas as early as Sunday morning, according to Merchant. ___This story has been corrected to show the name of the Amarillo area emergency management director is Chip Orton, not Chad Orton.
What is a holepunch cloud? Texans takes in this unusual phenomenon
2 1 of 2 Courtesy NWS Facebook Show More Show Less 2 of 2 Kathy Adams Clark / Kathy Adams Clark/KAC Productions Show More Show LessAn interesting sight was spotted by individuals in Midland, Texas of a cloud known as "Hole Punch" cloud or "Fallstreaks" Tuesday afternoon. The cloud received its name due to the resemblance of a circular gap in the middle of a cloudy sky and giving the appearance of cloud streaks falling from the center. This is a rare phenomenon that can be explained with science.mysanantonio.com
Flood watches stretch from Mexico to Michigan
Nearly 18 million people are under flood watches or warnings stretching from the Mexican border to almost the Canadian border in Michigan. A slow-moving stationary front across the center of the country will continue to drift east over the region through Wednesday night. "This is the dividing line between the cold air in the West and the warm air in the South," said CNN Meteorologist Dave Hennen. The most torrential rain today is expected in the Midwest, where 2 to 4 inches of rain could fall over a widespread area. Rainfall across the US is being enhanced by the moisture from Tropical Depression Narda on the western coast of Mexico.