Friday, October 12, 2012

Severe Storms Initiating Over New Mexico; West Texas Soon...

A thunderstorm is rapidly intensifying over southeast New Mexico, near Carlsbad.  This storm is moving Northeast and folks in its path have recently been placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning (red polygon on the radar image above).

This storm is developing on the leading edge of increasing instability that is flowing Northeast across the region around the base of a strong upper-level storm system currently centered along the Arizona/Utah/Nevada border region:

Additional development is likely along the New Mexico / Texas border and into West Texas and the panhandle region during the evening hours.

Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible with this activity.  I would expect a severe weather watch to be issued for this region soon...

If you will be attending the homecoming festivities at Texas Tech in Lubbock this evening, or any of the high school football games from Amarillo to Lubbock, make sure to keep an eye on the sky and be prepared to move out quickly if threatening weather approaches.

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