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Tornado warning issued for east-central Curry County


December 25, 2019

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for east-central Curry County on Friday. It expired at 5:30 p.m.

It instructed those in the path of the storm to take cover immediately in a basement or interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.

According to NWS:

• At 4:52 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Ranchvale, 13 miles northwest of Clovis, moving northeast at 30 mph.

• A tornado and quarter-size hail are possible.

• Radar indicated rotation.

NWS warned that flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter and tree damage is likely.

"This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of east-central Curry County," NWS reported.


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