Strong Storms in New Mexico, May 26-28, 2010
Strong storms developed over northern New Mexico each day from May 26 through May 28. Southeasterly surface winds brought moisture into the eastern part of New Mexico, effectively pushing the dryline (which usually sets up farther east) westward to the central mountain chain of New Mexico, and on the 28th in particular, even somewhat to the west of the mountains. Strong storms formed along the dryline and/or the mountains each day, producing locally heavy rain along with hail in some locations, and strong outflow wind. I managed to get some pictures or video each day:
May 26, northern New Mexico - I get a few pictures of a severe-warned storm at dusk and in the early evening over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
May 27, El Dorado, Lamy, and Santa Fe, NM - I get video of 1/4 to 1/2 inch hail falling along route 285 in El Dorado, see more hail later in Santa Fe, and get pictures of mammatus and a rainbow.
May 28, La Bajada Hill and Santa Fe, NM - I get pictures as a strong storm moves over La Bajada Hill and into Santa Fe.
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