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Widespread Haboob - June 5, 2013.

Blog Updated 5:50 AM MDT, Friday, June 7, 2013.





I was 25 miles west of Jal, New Mexico yesterday evening at sunset looking back off to the northeast at this severe thunderstorm as it blew up over Lea County. This lone supercell thunderstorm formed ahead of a line of severe thunderstorms that produced a widespread Haboob, which moved southward across southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. Nice and knuckled up.

Habood Near Dora, New Mexico. Courtesy Of Shelia Hays.

Haboob Moving Through Portales, New Mexico Wednesday.
Courtesy Of Kat Von Shaggy & Albuquerque NWS FB Page.

Courtesy Of Carrie Greenwood Of Cottonwood, New Mexico.

Carrie shot this as the Haboob was approaching the Artesia area yesterday evening. This massive wall of blowing dust reduced the visibility down to zero all across the local area as it moved southward.

Another photo of the Haboob as it rolled into the Artesia area. Courtesy Of Sara Jean Orr.

Haboob Approaching The Artesia Airport.

Wind Damage At The Owen Lyles Farm In Lakewood From Wednesday's Haboob.

Courtesy Of Jennifer Coats.

Wind Damage In Hagerman From Wednesday's Haboob.
 Courtesy Of Jennifer Coats.

Radar snapshot of the line of severe thunderstorms moving southeastward at around 45 mph at 8:49 PM MDT last night. Note the storms are east of the Roswell-Artesia-Carlsbad areas. Outflow winds in the form of a widespread Haboob raked the entire area with gusts over 60 mph, and visibilities dropping down to zero in the massive cloud of blowing dust. Midland NWS Storm Reports. Albuquerque NWS Storm Reports

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