Monday, March 19, 2012

Widespread Dust & High Winds Sunday.


Wild spring weather impacted much of New Mexico and West Texas yesterday and last night. Damaging spring winds raked the Albuquerque area yesterday afternoon. The highest recorded gust in the Albuquerque metro area was 72 mph. Trees, power lines, a light pole, and a large billboard were blown down. 

Widespread blowing dust plagued much of the state and local area yesterday. Visibilites dropped down to 1-3 miles at the Roswell, Artesia, and Carlsbad Airports yesterday evening.

Cloudcroft measured 3" of snow on the ground this morning. Meanwhile 1" was measured 6 miles WSW of Bonito Lake.  

Peak Wind Gusts Noted Yesterday-

EMRE Northeast of San Augustin Pass 92 mph
San Augustin Pass - East of Las Cruces 86 mph
 Taos - Arroyo Hondo 77 mph
Guadalupe Pass 75 mph
4 Miles Northeast of El Paso 74 mph
Albuquerque - Northeast Heights 72 mph

Sierra Blanca Regional Arpt 69 mph
El Paso - Arpt ASOS 66 mph
Roswell Arpt ASOS 63 mph
Bowl Raws - North of Guadalupe Pk 62 mph

Smokey Bear Raws - Near Ruidoso 57 mph
Dunken Raws 57 mph
West Carlsbad - NMAQ 56 mph
Holloman AFB 54 mph
8-Mile Draw Raws - Northeast of Roswell 53 mph
Tatum MesoNet 53 mph
High Rolls 52 mph
Sacramento Pk 51 mph
Carlsbad Arpt ASOS 51 mph
Artesia Arpt AWOS 47 mph

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Severe Weather In West Texas Last Night.


Around 9 PM MDT last night, a squall line blew up along the NM/TX state line. Explosive t-storm development was noted, with individual storms racing off to the northeast at 40-50 mph, while the line of t-storms was moving east at 20-30 mph. A Midland TV Station reported quarter to half dollar size hail in Kermit.

 At 1:09 AM CDT, damaging t-storm wind gusts flipped over a trailer home in Gardendale on the northwest side of Midland, and injured the two people inside. At 1:50 AM CDT, 2" diameter hail was reported in Lenorah with pea size hail covering the ground 2" deep

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