Afternoon storms could produce hail

By QCS Staff Numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue developing across the Eastern Plains, including Tucumcari, through 6 p.m., according to a 3:57 p.m. short-term forecast from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “The strongest storms will contain pea to dime-sized hail. Gusty winds up to 45 mph.,” the forecast said. There will also be […]

Hail and strong winds possible in Quay County

By QCS Staff There is a slight risk of isolated thunderstorms later today in Tucumcari and Quay County that could produce severe hail and winds in excess of 60 mph, said meteorologist Brian Guyer of the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “In your area it would be sometime after 5 p.m. today,” Guyer said. Showers […]

Brunt of storm hits north of Tucumcari, Conchas

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By QCS Staff Athough a tornado touched down about nine miles north of Tucumcari, no inuries were reported and damage was limited from Wednesday night’s storm, the Naitonal Weather Service said. Several funnel clouds were spotted, but there was only one touch down, said NWS meteorologist Jonathan Suk. It was one of the most active […]

Hail storm covers Tucumcari

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thunder, lighting and a feisty spell of hail hit the Tucumcari area between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Fluctuations in power flickered lights in homes and businesses. Tucumcari Police officers directed traffic at Highway 54 and Route 66 because the signal lights were out. Hail was about […]