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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque, NM
1217 PM MDT Fri May 12 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MAY 9, 2017 SANTA FE TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...
A potent upper level low pressure system over Arizona forceda
deep tap of moisture and instability into New Mexico on May 9,
2017. A large area of thunderstorms developed along the central
mountain chain of New Mexico during the mid morning hours then
moved north into the Santa Fe area through the early afternoon.
The strongest of these thunderstorms moved across Interstate 25
near the Santa Fe airport then briefly became tornadic as it
progressed north near NM-599. A National Weather Service storm
survey confirmed an EF0 tornado touched down 2.8 miles northeast
of the Santa Fe Airport, or 6.5 miles southwest of downtown Santa
Fe, then tracked toward the north for approximately 0.3 miles.

RATING: EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70-75 mph
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.3 miles
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 40 yards

FATALITIES: None
INJURIES: None

START DATE: May 9, 2017
START TIME: 1225 pm MDT
START LOCATION: 2.8 miles northeast of Santa Fe Airport
START LAT/LON: 34.642451/-106.043274

END DATE: May 9, 2017
END TIME: 1227 pm MDT
END LOCATION: 3.1 miles north/northeast of Santa Fe Airport
END_LAT/LON: 35.646772/-106.045051

SURVEY SUMMARY: Mainly localized and minor damage was observed
with this brief tornado event.

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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