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Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 1.00 in.
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LEA
WFO MAF
Begin Date 05/25/2008 14:18:00 MST-7
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location TATUM
Begin Lat/Lon 33.26/-103.32
End Date 05/25/2008 14:25:00 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 Southwest upper level flow was in place over west Texas and southeast New Mexico in advance of a broad upper level trough located over the western United states. Meanwhile, an upper level ridge of high pressure was centered across Louisiana. The primary focusing mechanism for thunderstorm initiation over the area was the dryline. The atmosphere became increasingly unstable east of this boundary as temperatures warmed and lapse rates steepened. The combination of instability along with a shallow layer of dry air near the surface set the stage for a primarily damaging wind threat.
Event Narrative


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
TATUM LEA CO. NM 05/25/2008 14:18 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TATUM LEA CO. NM 05/25/2008 14:18 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K