Stormy October Day
POSTED: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 3:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 8:42pm
Video: Hail In East El Paso, taken by Tim Brice (NWS Meteorologist)
Hefty thunderstorms rumbled through the region yesterday (October 20th). The storm system responsible is also ushering in a cooler weather regime. The severe convection yesterday moved over the eastern half of El Paso, along with portions of Hudspeth County, and across Southern New Mexico into Otero County. Reports included 1 inch hail at the El Paso International Airport, a 66 miles per hour wind gust at White Sands Missile Range, and ping pong sized hail at the US 54 Border Patrol checkpoint. It's important to point out that, though not the norm, severe weather tends to occur most in the Southwest during the early spring and early to middle of Autumn. Recall just a little more than a year ago El Paso had it's costliest hail storm on record. Fortunately the strongest of the storms hit sparsely populated areas yesterday.
Below are photos sent in by viewers from the storms yesterday. Share a photo with me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
A BIG thanks to everyone who sent in photos.
Steve Green, taken in East El Paso, Loop 375 near Montana Ave :
Daisy Perez, East El Paso:
Rebecca Poland, taken in Las Cruces on Roadrunner Parkway:
Kevin McCaslin, Las Cruces:
Ray Jackson Northeast El Paso:
Ann Underwood, hail in East El Paso:
On The Web:
El Paso hail storm, Sept 2009: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/epz/?n=elpaso_hail_storm_2009
National Weather Service Storm Reports http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=EPZ&issuedby=EPZ&product=LS...
Steven Green Photos: http://www.epmoments.com/