ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A plume of subtropical moisture from Mexico brought heavy rain and some wind to metro Albuquerque Wednesday night, causing damage to trees and a power line in a localized area of the city.
About 0.18 inch of precipitation fell at the Albuquerque International Sunport in a 27-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Thursday, but other areas, especially Northeast Albuquerque, received significant rainfall.
Areas receiving more than an inch of rainfall in the 27-hour period included Lomas and Turner NE, Comanche and Tramway NE, Montgomery and Sunset Canyon NE and Tramway and Montgomery NE.
A Journal photographer observed damage to a tree near Los Altos Park and a downed tree hanging on a power line along Lomas and Tomisita NE after a wind gust hit the area.
“We had a weak tropical disturbance that moved over northwestern Old Mexico,” said Todd Shoemake, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “Some pretty deep moisture eventually drew its way north (Wednesday) and overnight. It’s currently shifted over toward the eastern part of New Mexico and on its way to Texas.”