10/15/06 NOW: NM/TX

Michael O'Keeffe

Storms are starting to fire in the TX Panhandle and SE NM and a blue box has been issued for most of W TX and SE NM. As the day progresses we could see more cells as the air destabilizes and the very moist air heats up. Mainly a hail and wind threat, but we may see a tornado as well.
I am nowcasting for Matt Jacobs who is on the storm NW of Ft. Stockton. He reported to me that he saw a tornadic circulation in a field about a 1/4 west of him.