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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 2.86 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area CHAVES
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 10/21/2010 16:47:00 MST-7
Begin Range 18
Begin Azimuth NNW
Begin Location ROSWELL
Begin Lat/Lon 33.62/-104.64
End Date 10/21/2010 16:56:00 MST-7
End Range 16
End Azimuth WNW
End Location ACME
End Lat/Lon 33.65/-104.6
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 The same upper low pressure system that resulted in hail across western New Mexico on the 20th, neared and moved over the state on the 21st. Two storms turned severe with better moisture and shear to work with. One storm, over the northeast heights of Albuquerque, dropped up to quarter size hail. Then later, a lone, slow moving storm over central Chaves County, produced two tornadoes. Fortunately, these tornadoes occurred over rural areas.
Event Narrative SKYWARN spotters and several members of the general public filmed the tornado while looking north on Highway 246. The tornado was also viewable from the town of Roswell. This tornado primarily impacted the Salt Creek Basin for approximately nine minutes. This EF-0 tornado had peak winds around 65 mph. No significant damage or injuries were reported.


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
ALBUQUERQUE BERNALILLO CO. NM 10/21/2010 15:36 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARNUEL BERNALILLO CO. NM 10/21/2010 15:42 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSWELL CHAVES CO. NM 10/21/2010 16:47 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ACME CHAVES CO. NM 10/21/2010 17:03 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K