Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Outages Reported After Storm Hits City.(State)

Byline: Chris Ramirez Journal Staff Writer

A short but intense thunderstorm rolled through the Rio Grande Valley on Sunday, dumping more than a quarter-inch of rain in less than 20 minutes.

Utility officials were investigating whether the afternoon tempest played a role in several power outages.

The heaviest rain fell in the southern and northeastern corners of the city.

Weather-watchers at Wyoming and Copper NE reported a quarter-inch of rain in a 10-minute period shortly before 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Another reported .33 of an inch at Constitution and Wyoming NE in 12 minutes.

In the Four Hills area, . …

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