Current Conditions 2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad, NM

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Carlsbad, New Mexico Hail Storm - Monday, May 22, 2017.

My Photos Of The Storm.

Imagine What These Horses In Happy Valley Were Thinking!

West Lea Street.

Look Closely And You Can See The Ground Fog Forming.

West Lea Street.

West Lea St.

South Carlsbad - National Parks Highway At 7:03 PM. An Hour After The Hail Fell.

South Carlsbad.

Our Front Yard At 7:25 PM . Roughly 11/2 Hours After The Hail Fell.

 Our Backyard At 7:36 PM.

Our Backyard At 7:28 PM.

My Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Rain Bucket At 7:29 PM. 

Our Backyard At 7:29 PM.

Tornadic Supercell Thunderstorm Northeast Of Roswell At 6:56 PM. Note The Overshooting Top.

FaceBook Photos.

Courtesy Of Chris Neatherlin.
Smedley & Thomason Rd's - Otis In SE Carlsbad.

GRLevel3_2.00 Radar Snapshot Of The Storm.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Is Issued By NWS Midland At 5:25 PM MDT.

GRAnalysist Radar Snapshots Of The Storm.

6:05 PM MDT.

At 6:05 PM MDT this core of the severe thunderstorm was located just west of Happy Valley and moving to the southeast. My wife reported nickel size hail at our home in northwest Carlsbad at 6:04 PM MDT. Most of the hail at our home at this time ranged from pea to penny size. I was on Jones St. in Happy Valley and encountering hail that ranged from pea size up to quarter size (1.0" in dia) at 6:03 PM MDT.

6:10 PM MDT.

I was at the junction of the truck bypass road (St Hwy 524) and West Lea St. and was getting hit with half dollar size hail (1.25" in dia). At 6:10 pm the radar was showing the severe thunderstorm rolling through Carlsbad with the heaviest part of the storm (purple shades) on top of me on the west side of town.

6:19 PM MDT.

A NWS Skywarn Spotter report from the Carlsbad Caverns National Park indicated that golf ball size hail was falling at 6:20 PM MDT. Park officials reported on Facebook that 65 windows were broken, 4 window screens, 9 vehicle mirrors, and 6 tail lights on vehicles were damaged by the hail. 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitor Center Photos.

Courtesy Of Virginia Jenny Moyers.

Courtesy Of Kelly Graham.

(Dash Cam Video).

NWS Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Reports. 

Most of the hail that fell in Carlsbad ranged from pea to dime size. The larger stones that I've heard about and reported ranged from nickel to half dollar size. Hail piled up in parts of the city up to one inch deep on the ground in places, and drifted two to four inches deep up against buildings. Hail was still visible on the ground three hours after the storm. Many trees had leaves stripped from them although the amount of leaves stripped appeared to be least what I saw. Its reported that farmers in the Otis area southeast of Carlsbad lost their alfalfa and cotton crops due to the hail.

My Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Home Weather Station Temperature Graph.

The temperature nosed dived from 86ºF at 6:01 PM MDT to 56ºF at 6:18 PM MDT due to the hail and rain. 

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