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2019 Top 5 Weather Stories Overview

Residents of New Mexico often experience extended stretches of spectacular weather with pleasant temperatures, abundant sunshine, and low humidity. Those same folks also know that those pleasant stretches of weather often come to an end with dramatic storm systems that wreak havoc on travel and serve as a stark reminder of the power of Mother Nature. 2019 was another dramatic year for weather across the Land of Enchantment with several powerful storm systems producing heavy snow, severe winds, tornadoes, and large hail. As we begin a new year, and a new decade, the NWS in Albuquerque invites you to take a walk down memory lane and see if you remember where you were when our "Top 5 Weather Events of 2019" impacted the region. We would like to thank all of those who shared photos and observations this past year as this information is vital to the success of the National Weather Service mission. Enjoy!