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Fri August 16, 2013
Large Funnel Cloud Hung Over Clovis; No Touchdown
A massive funnel cloud loomed over the Clovis area Thursday evening but it didn't touch down in the southeastern New Mexico city.
KOB-TV showed video of a large dark-gray funnel cloud over Clovis.
Meteorologist Amanda Martin of the National Weather Service's Albuquerque office told the Clovis News Journal that the storm cell pummeled the area with egg-sized hail and heavy rain.
She said there were reports of several funnel clouds but no touchdowns.
A tornado warning prompted Curry County Fair officials to urge fairgoers to seek cover in the Events Center.
The warning was lifted about a half-hour later.
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