Severe Thunderstorm Pounds Hobbs, New Mexico
and Gaines County, Texas

May 10th, 2005

A severe thunderstorm packing golf ball size hail and wind gusts of 60 mph impacted Hobbs, New Mexico and western Gaines county in Texas during the afternoon hours on May 10, 2005. Golf ball size hail was reported in Hobbs at 4:34 pm MDT. Strong winds also accompanied this storm and many broken windows were reported around the city. As this storm moved northeast into western Gaines county, severe winds downed power lines near the intersection of county road 210 and Farm to Market road 3306.

radar image of a severe thunderstorm

This radar image shows a severe thunderstorm just south of Hobbs, New Mexico
at 4:30 pm MDT on May 10, 2005. The feature circled in the above image is known as a
three body scatter spike, or hail spike and indicates the presence of hail within the storm.

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