|Snow today in Fort Collins, CO.|
Photo by Zach Schwalbe
|Surface map at 4:00 p.m. CDT May 1|
South and east of the low pressure center and ahead of the very strong cold front, severe storms developed in Oklahoma and Texas with a number of reports of quarter to golf ball size hail. Note the huge temperature gradient across new Mexico and the panhandle of Texas. At the time of this map (6:00 p.m. CDT) temperatures ranged from 39°F at Clayton, NM in the northeast corner of the state to 91°F at Carlsbad in the southeast corner of New Mexico. Winds behind the cold front were north at 20-30 mph gusting to 45 mph.
|Surface temperatures at 6:00 p.m. CDT May 1|
The weather will be turning cooler and wetter in the Midwest and east over the next several days, but that's another story.