This severe thunderstorm moved southeastward out of Chaves County Saturday night, and into Carlsbad just before midnight. it produced damaging thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 60 mph in Dexter, NM (Chaves County). Large trees were blown down around Dexter and a shed was toppled at the Lake Van Wildlife Fish Hatchery. A semi trailer being used to store household goods was rolled just north of Artesia on Mill and Bolton Rd's. Golf ball size hail fell in south Artesia at 10:55 PM MDT.
A thunderstorm wind gust to 58 mph was recorded in Carlsbad at the municipal golf course, and a gust to 54 mph was recorded at the airport. I recorded the sights and sounds of this thunderstorm starting at 11:56 PM MDT, Saturday, July 19, 2014 as it rolled into town.
Damaging thunderstorm wind gusts associated with the severe thunderstorm that rolled through Artesia last night rolled this semi trailer over northeast of Artesia on Mill and Bolton Rds. Homeowner was using the trailer to store household goods after a fire earlier this year. 3.50" of rain fell at that location too. Photos are courtesy of Carrie Greenwood of Artesia, NM.
Severe thunderstorms rolled into Artesia around 10:45 PM MDT last night. Golf ball size hail was reported by the public in south Artesia at 10:55 PM.
Strong thunderstorm winds downed trees at Lake Van near Dexter in Chaves County
Saturday evening. Courtesy of Ernestine Reza's.
Large tree blown down last night east of Dexter, NM as well as a shed at the US Wildlife Fish Hatchery in Dexter. Photos are courtesy of Jennifer Coats of Dexter.
Midland NWS Dual Pol Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Totals.
Overnight t-storms dropped .43" at our home here in Carlsbad. A CoCoRaHS station located 3.5 miles NNE of Artesia recorded 1.00". My mother in Atoka picked up 1.00". 3.50" of rain was measured northeast of Artesia on Bolton and Mill Rds.
The Ridgecrest Subdivision personal weather station in east Carlsbad recorded a peak wind gust of 58 mph last night along with .54" of rainfall. Golf ball size hail was reported in south Artesia and trees were knocked down at Lake Van outside of Dexter.