May 11 Major tornado event in Lubbock Texas!!

Dec 18, 2003
Lubbock, TX
The year is 1970... 36 years ago this evening.

On May 11th, 1970, a devastating tornado struck Lubbock. The tornado, actually the second of two that struck the city that night, touched down around 9:30 in the evening southwest of downtown and moved northeast, causing terrible damage along its path, until it lifted around the Lubbock Municipal Airport shortly after 10:00 pm.

This was one of the key events in helping Dr. Ted Fujita in developing the tornado F scale!
This very minute 36 years ago, one of only two F5 tornadoes to strike a downtown central business district took 26 lives and injured 1,500 others. Being born, bred, and raised here in cotton country it makes it a significant day in more ways than one. I thought about hookin'em downtown to get a picture of NTS tower earlier on, it still leans, but I was hard up for something to eat and it was time for my feedin.