This severe thunderstorm moved southeastward out of Chaves County Saturday night, and into Carlsbad just before midnight. it produced damaging thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 60 mph in Dexter, NM (Chaves County). Large trees were blown down around Dexter and a shed was toppled at the Lake Van Wildlife Fish Hatchery. A semi trailer being used to store household goods was rolled just north of Artesia on Mill and Bolton Rd's. Golf ball size hail fell in south Artesia at 10:55 PM MDT.
A thunderstorm wind gust to 58 mph was recorded in Carlsbad at the municipal golf course, and a gust to 54 mph was recorded at the airport. I recorded the sights and sounds of this thunderstorm starting at 11:56 PM MDT, Saturday, July 19, 2014 as it rolled into town.
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