Friday’s timeline

2:20 p.m. — National Weather Service issues tornado watch until 10 p.m. for Curry, Quay, Roosevelt, Lea and Eddy counties.

5:42 p.m. — First tornado warning for Roosevelt County. Doppler radar indicated possibility of a tornado based on weather conditions. Skywarn spotters were reporting a tornado on the ground 12 miles south of Milnesand, moving north.

6:55 p.m. — Another tornado warning in Roosevelt County when the storm was 18 miles southeast of Portales.

7:18 p.m. — Another tornado warning issued for Roosevelt County when another storm was spotted 22 miles southwest of Portales.

7:24 p.m. — Reports of a large tornado two miles north of Arch.

7:33 p.m. — A tornado warning was issued for Curry County. This storm was producing a tornado 12 miles south of Clovis and expected to pass through at 7:45 p.m.

7:54 p.m. — A tornado six miles southeast of Clovis was reported in a storm report, with houses destroyed on Curry Road 4.

8:12 p.m. — Another tornado warning was issued for Curry County. This tornado was approaching Broadview.

What to do in a tornado

• Have emergency kits.

• Go to lowest floor and inner part of the house. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.

Source: Brian Guyer, National Weather Service meteorologist, Albuquerque

Compiled by CNJ News Editor Jean Verlich