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2021 Weather Year in Review for West Texas and Southeast New Mexico

A lot of exciting and record setting weather occurred across southeast New Mexico and west Texas in 2021. Here we highlight the major weather events observed across the region in 2021. Read More >

Fig. 10. The KMAF 88D base reflectivity from 1729 to 2025 UTC showed Tropical Storm Claudette as it crossed the Rio Grande River into west Texas. The storm’s central circulation and convective spiral bands are easily seen. In addition, data from the Lightning Detection Network depicted very few cloud-to-ground strikes within the storm’s central precipitation shield with a much higher frequency of lighting strikes in the convective bands.