Jemez tornado

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Unusual, but not impossible, is how Scott Overpeck, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque describes a funnel cloud spotted in the Jemez Mountains Saturday. He says the main component is to have the right atmospheric conditions. Usually there might be enough influences at play to get a storm, but not enough for the system to rotate and produce a tornado. Those conditions don’t usually come together over mountains, but sometimes they can. Overpeck and his team ranked the tornado as an EF-Unknown, because it was hard to survey exactly where it touched down. Locals report the only damage was to some trees.