NWS: Large funnel cloud hung over Clovis; no touchdown

Funnel cloud over Clovis. Photo taken by Sam Reynolds. Submitted by TJ Smith.

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - 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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