Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 78 kts.
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LEA
WFO MAF
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-06-14 16:29:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 0N JAL
Begin Lat/Lon 32.12/-103.18
End Date 2009-06-14 16:34:00.0 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 800.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level trough across the Great Basin resulted in southwest flow aloft across West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. The combination of disturbances moving northeast across the area, strong daytime heating and good low level moisture ahead of the dryline resulted in severe weather across the area. The main threat during this episode was large hail and strong damaging winds.
Event Narrative The most extensive damage during this event was confined to the eastern portions Jal, NM with the most notable damage along State Highway 128 in the vicinity of the Lea County/Jal Airport. At this location, a small single engine plane was flipped over. Also, numerous aircraft hanger doors were blown in due to the high winds which resulted in extensive damage to several aircraft storage buildings. Along State Highway 128, 28 power poles stretched along the southern edge of the highway were blown over into the eastbound lane of traffic. Overall, a total of 60 power poles were damaged. Closer to the city, numerous residential structures received significant roof damage, mainly in the form of lost roof shingles. Several trees were also downed near the Jal Lake Recreational Area.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.081M 0.00K
JAL LEA CO. NM 06/14/2009 16:26 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JAL LEA CO. NM 06/14/2009 16:29 MST-7 Hail 4.25 in. 0 0 225.00K 0.00K
JAL LEA CO. NM 06/14/2009 16:29 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 800.00K 0.00K
ATOKA EDDY CO. NM 06/14/2009 19:45 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 16.00K 0.00K
ARTESIA EDDY CO. NM 06/14/2009 19:52 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARTESIA EDDY CO. NM 06/14/2009 19:58 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.081M 0.00K