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Lubbock, TX F5 Tornado (1970)

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Event Details

Image of two tornadoes that tracked across Lubbock on May 11, 1970. Image courtesy of Weatherwise magazine via NWS Lubbock Summary

A devastating F5 tornado crossed through parts of Lubbock, TX during the late evening of May 11, 1970. It was actually the 2nd tornado of two that hit the Lubbock area that evening. Per the NWS Lubbock, “Dr. Theodore “Ted” Fujita later determined that all but one of the deaths (96%) occurred along the path of suction spots (also know as suction swaths and suction marks).”

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