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Tornadoes spotted in West Texas

Tornadoes spotted in West Texas

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LUBBOCK - Severe storms moved across the South Plains on Tuesday, bringing tornadoes, heavy rains and hail.

No injuries were reported from the tornadoes that developed in the early afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Lindley said.

Thunderstorms lingered in the region, and the system that produced the twisters and the hail on the South Plains was moving east and expected to affect the Dallas-Fort Worth area late Tuesday.

One twister touched down for about five minutes about 5 miles southeast of Anton and could have spent time on the ground in northwest Lubbock, Lindley said. Another funnel cloud touched down "very briefly" in Slaton, just southeast of Lubbock, he said.

Hail the size of pingpong balls was reported in Idalou and smaller sizes - quarter- to pea-sized - fell around the area.

There was minor damage just south of Cotton Center in Hale County, just north of Lubbock County, Lindley said. Large trees were uprooted and a pivot irrigator overturned, Lindley said.

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