Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 4.2 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area UNION
WFO ABQ
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-05-23 19:36:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 9N SEDAN
Begin Lat/Lon 36.27/-103.13
End Date 2010-05-23 19:48:00.0 MST-7
End Location 8SSE (CAO)CLAYTON ARPT
End Lat/Lon 36.33/-103.11
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 125.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A sharp dry line moved west out of west Texas and became stationary over the far eastern plains on Sunday, May 23, 2010. Meanwhile, an unseasonably deep upper level low pressure system over the Great Basin was moving slowly east toward New Mexico. The combination of the upper level disturbance approaching New Mexico and extreme instability along the dry line set the stage for widespread severe weather from Quay County northeast into Union County.
Event Narrative Two tornadoes were reported from the same parent supercell thunderstorm. This is the second tornado with shorter track farther north.


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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 0 711.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 16:45 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 16:52 MST-7 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 16:55 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 16:58 MST-7 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYDEN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:00 MST-7 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN JON QUAY CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:00 MST-7 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:23 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:25 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:26 MST-7 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:28 MST-7 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMISTAD UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:40 MST-7 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:41 MST-7 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 17:43 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NARA VISA QUAY CO. NM 05/23/2010 18:16 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NARA VISA QUAY CO. NM 05/23/2010 18:16 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN QUAY CO. NM 05/23/2010 18:20 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 18:45 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(CAO)CLAYTON ARPT UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 18:52 MST-7 Tornado EF2 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
(CAO)CLAYTON ARPT UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 18:55 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 19:05 MST-7 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMISTAD UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 19:10 MST-7 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 19:12 MST-7 Tornado EF2 0 0 325.00K 0.00K
AMISTAD UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 19:32 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 19:36 MST-7 Tornado EF1 0 0 125.00K 0.00K
SEDAN UNION CO. NM 05/23/2010 19:59 MST-7 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARLEY COLFAX CO. NM 05/24/2010 02:35 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 711.00K 0.00K