Parkes was the first town hit, with the Supercell roaring into town virtually smack on 7pm local time. While the town itself was battered by large hail up to 3cm and damaging to locally destructive winds which brought down trees, powerlines and blacked out at least half the time. The reports circulated around the possibility of a Tornado hitting the local racecourse. While the tornado was likely rain wrapped and hard to see, multiple reports came forward and these were backed up by damage photos which show clear tornado-like damage to the racecourse. Other houses suffered damage also, while cars were damaged from both the wind and hail.