Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 1 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
County/Area LUNA
Report Source Newspaper
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-10-09 16:20:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 9WSW DEMING
Begin Lat/Lon 32.22/-107.61
End Date 2006-10-09 16:25:00.0 MST-7
End Location 8WSW DEMING
End Lat/Lon 32.23/-107.62
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong upper trough in the westerlies moved into southern NM and far west TX on October 9th and produced an atmospheric profile with sufficient vertical wind shear and low/mid level moisture for severe weather. Severe severe cells including at least 4 supercells developed over the area, most of them in southern NM. One supercell tracked from near Animas in Hidalgo County into the Sacramento Mountains northeast of Alamogordo (Otero County), a distance of more than 200 miles.
Event Narrative A large wedge tornado touched down in open country for about 5 minutes from a rapidly moving supercell west-southwest of Deming. Photos of the funnel were widely distributed to area newspapers, and it was readily apparent that the circulation was on the ground. Tornadoes of this size and origin (mesocyclone rather than landspout) are rare in this part of the country.


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 0.00K 0.00K
DEMING LUNA CO. NM 10/09/2006 16:20 MST-7 Tornado F1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(DMN)DEMING ARPT LUNA CO. NM 10/09/2006 16:30 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEMING LUNA CO. NM 10/09/2006 17:50 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEMING LUNA CO. NM 10/09/2006 17:55 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA LUZ OTERO CO. NM 10/09/2006 20:50 MST-7 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAS CRUCES DONA ANA CO. NM 10/09/2006 21:26 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K