West Texas & Southeast New Mexico Weather Trivia

May 26 Weather Trivia

On this day in 1999, a tornado was spotted by a trucker near I-10. Radar confirmed circulation in this vicinity. This massive right-moving supercell began its life in southern Eddy County, NM where it formed on the flank of another cell moving to the east. As this storm neared the Pecos River, it turned to the right and headed to the southeast into Texas. The storm intensified greatly after crossing the state line. This supercell was able to keep its organization for over 6 hours as it moved to the soheast loosely paralleling the Pecos River. It produced up to 3 inch hail and 3 brief tornadoes. All of the tornado information was based on visual accounts and radar interpretation.

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