Texas “Bomb Cyclone’ Tosses 18-Wheeler Along Highway
Unbelievable! Look at the way this giant 18-wheeler is kicked around like a toy truck due to high winds in Amarillo, Texas. CBSDFW.com shared the footage of wind damage in North Texas online this morning.
Damage to homes in the Northern part of the state is being blamed on what is called a "bomb cyclone" moving through the area. We've seen TXDOT towers blown over by the wind in Abilene, and small planes flipped over at Grand Prarie's municipal airport.
The wind gusts that were seen blowing the 18-wheeler all over the road in Amarillo gusted at speeds of 75-miles-per-hour.
The name "bomb cyclone" isn't something you see every day. It's basically a great big weather system creating extreme wind conditions as explained below.