Incredible Hailstorm in New Mexico

July 5th, 2013 at 10:58 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

New Mexico is no stranger to hail storms during the summer monsoon, but this one is pretty incredible.  Up to 12″ of hail accumulated, making streets impassable in Santa Rosa, New Mexico on July 3.

Severe T’Storm Watch was in effect with scattered supercells as potent shear overspread the area.  This particular storm was truly in incredible!

Images are courtesy of the New Mexico State Police & our sister station KRQE in Albuquerque.


Radar image courtesy of UCAR:



2 Responses to “Incredible Hailstorm in New Mexico”

  1. That hailstorm was incredible! that had to be, or hopefully was, very small hail to stack up like snow. While driving through Albuquerque several years ago I got into a hail storm that was quite heavy.

    Thankfully the area fireworks were able to be shown. Many disappointed ppl would have missed them.

    MA in REM

  2. Dan Timmons says:

    That is crazy! Talk about people running for cover I am sure that would not feel that great if you were out in it :)

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