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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.4 Miles
-- Width 120 Yards
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LINCOLN
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 05/14/2010 09:50:00 MST-7
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth NE
Begin Location RUIDOSO DOWNS
Begin Lat/Lon 33.37/-105.55
End Date 05/14/2010 09:57:00 MST-7
End Range 4
End Azimuth NE
End Location RUIDOSO DOWNS
End Lat/Lon 33.37/-105.55
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.50K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Moist southeasterly low level flow coupled with an approaching upper level trough allowed numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop across eastern New Mexico. Storms began early in the morning, where hail and even a tornado was reported across the southeast. Storms continued into the afternoon, where up to golf ball size hail was reported.
Event Narrative Winds estimated around 85 mph uprooted at least a dozen mature pinon pine trees at 6340 feet in the northern Sacramento Mountains. In addition, a 500-gallon diesel tank that was estimated to be half full was lofted vertically and carried at least 150 yards, and an empty 53 foot box trailed was tipped on its side. There was also minor damage to a horse/tack barn and a fire department truck.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 18.50K 0.00K
ACME CHAVES CO. NM 05/14/2010 07:50 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUIDOSO DOWNS LINCOLN CO. NM 05/14/2010 09:50 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO LINCOLN CO. NM 05/14/2010 11:50 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HONDO LINCOLN CO. NM 05/14/2010 11:54 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICACHO LINCOLN CO. NM 05/14/2010 12:25 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(ROW)ROSWELL IND AIRPORT CHAVES CO. NM 05/14/2010 14:00 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
JEMEZ SPGS SANDOVAL CO. NM 05/14/2010 14:05 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 18.50K 0.00K