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Breaking: Two feet of hail falls in Santa Rosa, causes damage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Nearly two feet of hail fell in Santa Rosa on Wednesday evening, and golf-ball-sized hail crashed through sky lights and partially collapsed a roof.

A National Weather Service meteorologist, who had just spoken with the Guadalupe County emergency manager, said he received no reports of injuries. The small thunderstorm formed north of Santa Rosa and then moved south, according to the meteorologist.

Storms of that type are common in the New Mexico eastern plains, meteorologist Clay Anderson said, and they often can dump a lot of big hail in uninhabited areas.

“But in this particular case, the core moved right over Santa Rosa,” Anderson said.

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