Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1 Miles
-- Width 75 Yards
County/Area LEA
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-03-23 16:45:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 3SW CROSSROADS
Begin Lat/Lon 33.4893/-103.3668
End Date 2007-03-23 16:47:00.0 MST-7
End Lat/Lon 33.4893/-103.3668
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Around 12:30 pm MDT on Friday, March 23, thunderstorms began to develop over the Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County. Thunderstorms continued to rapidly develop, becoming severe over portions of Eddy County at 1:45 pm MDT. Thunderstorms also were developing over eastern portions of Culberson County during this time and these thunderstorms would eventually affect Lea County later in the afternoon. At 3:39 pm MDT, a thunderstorm located in western portions of Lea County just northwest of the community of Halfway began to exhibit supercellular characteristics. This prompted the issuance of a Severe Thunderstorm Warning at 3:42 pm MDT for western portions of Lea county. As the supercell thunderstorm moved northeast at 30 mph, the storm continued to intensify. The presence on radar of an intensifying mesocyclone (storm rotation) and a bounded weak echo region, along with key spotter information relayed into our office through amateur radio Net Control Operations prompted an upgrade to a tornado warning. Spotters indicated a developing wall cloud over the area had become fully formed with increasing surface wind inflow. A tornado warning was issued for northern portions of Lea County at 4:28 pm MDT.
Event Narrative A fourth tornado was witnessed three miles southwest of Crossroads where it destroyed a 10' x 10' oil field pump house. This tornado remained over open country for the most part and was assigned an F0 rating.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
LOVINGTON LEA CO. NM 03/23/2007 15:32 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC DONALD LEA CO. NM 03/23/2007 16:07 MST-7 Tornado EF2 0 0 28.00K 0.00K
CROSSROADS LEA CO. NM 03/23/2007 16:36 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSSROADS LEA CO. NM 03/23/2007 16:45 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 30.00K 0.00K