Over the weekend, many Howard County residents were pleased to see rain falling in the area. Although it was much needed, it also brought flooded roadways to some areas. On Friday afternoon, traffic was backed up on I-20 due to the flooding of a westbound service road in Stanton which had multiple vehicles trapped. It was noted that the congestion was so bad, it took approximately 90 minutes for a trip from Big Spring to Stanton.
Many Big Spring residents were met with what appeared to be a tornado north of Big Spring on Saturday evening at approximately 7:45 PM. A few minutes later it was confirmed by Sheriff Stan Parker with the Howard County Sheriff’s Office that it was no longer on the ground and had lifted back into the clouds. Shortly after 8 PM, it was confirmed by the National Weather Service to have been a land spout, and not classified as a tornado. The land spout was only on the ground for a short time, but did not cause any known injuries or damage.