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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 69 kts.
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area CURRY
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 08/12/2011 17:45:00 MST-7
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location CLOVIS
Begin Lat/Lon 34.48/-103.2
End Date 08/12/2011 17:52:00 MST-7
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 Though drier air was trying to keep its grasp on the northern portion of the state, a very moist and unstable airmass remained across the southern half of New Mexico. A strong thunderstorm with very heavy rain moved squarely over the White Fire burn scar dumping up to 2 inches per radar estimates. A few hours later, a seemingly typical afternoon thunderstorm north of Clovis produced violent wind gusts as the storm quickly collapsed.
Event Narrative A KVII Schoolnet site north of Clovis recorded winds from a wet microburst. Winds initially were from the north-northeast at 72 mph at 545 pm MST, then increased to 79 mph at 549 pm. The wind direction switched to the south-southwest at 652 pm and a final gust of 64 mph occurred.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GLENCOE LINCOLN CO. NM 08/12/2011 13:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CLOVIS CURRY CO. NM 08/12/2011 17:45 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 69 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K