A Damage Assessment Team from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque
visited the Logan and Clovis areas on Saturday, March 24th. Below is
a preliminary report concerning the tornado tracks and the amount
of damage sustained in both communities. A more detailed report will
be published in the near future.
The Logan tornado created an intermittent
three-mile damage track. Preliminary, estimated maximum winds from
this tornado ranged from 100 to 105 mph. The first indication of damage
was noted in the open
mile south of Logan (where Highway 54 crosses the Canadian River),
north along the 4th Street area. The heaviest damage was noted on the
end of 4th Street, from Lake Drive north for approximately five blocks.
The last significant damage area was noted in the northern neighborhoods
north of Highway 39. RVs and trailers sustained the most significant
damage in the Logan area.
The Clovis tornado also created an intermittent three-mile damage track,
with the most significant damage noted in the southern and northern sections
of the city. Preliminary, estimated maximum winds for this particular
tornado ranged from 120 to 125 mph. The first
primary damage track was observed on the south side of Clovis, just
east of Highway
70 north to Mabry Street. Another damage track was noted on the
east/northeast side of Clovis, mainly a few blocks west of Sycamore
from Mabry Street north to 21st Street. Mobile homes were destroyed,
trees knocked down, power poles snapped, and roofs of substantial buildings
and homes heavily damaged or blown off.
Other verified tornadoes were reported 16 miles north/northwest of Lovington,
ten miles north of McDonald, seven miles northwest of Tatum, 12
miles north of Tatum, three miles north of Crossroads, one mile south
two miles north of Arch, Rogers, ten miles
Portales, 10 miles east/southeast of Lakewood, and 15 miles east of Lakewood.
severe weather photos (including funnel clouds, tornadoes, hail,
or flooding) to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.