Record storm slams Albuquerque overnight
2 inches of rain pound central New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —More than 2 inches of rain slammed Albuquerque Monday and Tuesday, setting two different records.
A strong Monday afternoon storm dumped 0.69 inches of rain, and an early Tuesday morning storm has already doused the city in 1.55 inches of rain. Both are one-day rainfall records.
It was a noisy night, with tons of lightning and thunder. The peak of the storm came around 1:45 a.m. During that time, there were 52 lightning strikes in about 10 minutes.
The weather overnight caused some power outages in the Northeast Heights. At Menaul and San Pedro, lightning hit a power pole, knocking out power to 1,100 customers.