By June, it was becoming painfully apparent that the season in the Central and Southern Plains was not long for this world. Weather models held little promise of any major severe weather setups, with only meager flow forecast beyond the first week of June. It was the worst case scenario for the season, which had largely gone silent since early May.
On June 3, I noticed ‘just enough’ moisture and shear in Southern New Mexico that I thought it was worth a shot to try to get a high based supercell somewhere from Roswell to Carlsbad. The SPC was just confident enough to throw out a large 2% tornado risk (very low tornado risk) across all of Eastern New Mexico.
I wasn’t expecting anything tornadic and this day certainly didn’t deliver on that front, but the LP structure was interesting enough throughout the afternoon as two LP supercells drifted south and east off of the Sacramento Mountains into the open desert.
I generally like chasing this region and this day did not disappoint whatsoever.
0:00–0:55 – Today’s Setup
0:56-1:47 – First Views
1:48-3:22 – Dueling Supercells
3:23- 5:21 – Close Up Supercell
5:22-6:48 – Beautiful Skies
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