A menacing supercell storm drew the gazes of stormchasers, meteorologists, and residents in Lubbock, Texas, on Monday evening, May 17, as the National Weather Service (NWS) issued tornado warnings and urged people to seek shelter immediately.
Michael Harrigan recorded this video and originally posted it to Twitter. Harrigan told Storyful he had to stop filming and get inside because the storm was coming right at him.
A tornado warning was issued for Lubbock at around 7:40 pm, and remained in effect until 9:55 pm. Minutes after the warning was issued, the NWS reported that a funnel cloud had been spotted. A short time later, torrential rain and hail “the size of golf balls” was falling across the city, the weather service said. Credit: Michael Harrigan via Storyful