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2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado
EF4 tornado
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The Gladstone, New Mexico low-end EF4 near peak strength.
Date May 28, 2021
Times 1609-1636
Touchdown location 4:09 PM CDT
Highest winds

170 mph (273 km/h)

Injuries 21
Fatalities 5
Damage $65 million (2021 USD)
Areas affected Gladstone, New Mexico
Part of the
2021 Tornado Season (Hitman)
The 2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado was a violent and deadly, EF4-rated tornado that struck Gladstone, New Mexico. In all, 5 people were killed, 21 people were injured, and $65 million (2021 USD) in damages.

At 4:09 PM CDT, the tornado first touched down south of Gladstone. Causing mostly EF0 to EF1 damage, rapid intensification occurred and the tornado became an EF4.

At 4:14 PM CDT, all 5 deaths occurred at a family gathering, where 20 injuries also occurred. Most damage from the violent EF4 occurred from vegetation being destroyed.

In addition, most abandoned structures along the path were completely destroyed. Weakening into an EF3, mostly farms were leveled.

Tracking northeast, mostly vegetation was destroyed as the tornado continued to track over rural farmland. Weakening even further EF1 to EF2 damage occurred at the center of the tornado.

On the edges of the tornado, EF0 damage occurred to vegetation and grass.

A cow was injured by flying debris. An estimated 100 people had their power knocked out. Due to a downed power line, a person cleaning up debris was electrocuted, critically injuring the person.

Weakening even further, at 4:30 PM CDT, only EF0 damage occurred. Tracking for 3 miles for the next 6 minutes, the rope tornado neared dissipation. Then, at 4:36 PM CDT, the tornado dissipated after killing 5, injuring 21, and causing $65 million.

The following day, the NWS sent a survey team to survey the damage. The final rating was a low-end EF4 tornado with a track of 14.35 miles long and 0.7 miles wide.

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