West Texas & Southeast New Mexico Weather Trivia

May 6 Weather Trivia

On this day in 1997, a strong mesocyclone on the leading edge of the severe thunderstorm moving to the ESE produced a tornado on the southeast flank of the storm. This storm displayed some characteristics of a high precipitation supercell. Damage ranged from F0 on the southern end, to F1 damage in the heart of the tornado path. A damage survey discovered a highly convergent pattern to the debris path of the tornado. Damage ranged from travel trailers overturned, to mobile homes pushed from foundation a roof sections missing, to a barn that was levelled and unrecognizable.

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