Santa Fe Schools Shelter In Place Due To Weather Warning

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Public Schools are sheltering in place after a warning of severe weather.

The shelter-in-place order went out around 1:40 p.m. Monday as thunder, rain and hail pummeled the area, district spokesman Cody Dynarski said in a text message.

The district is not aware of any injuries or serious property damage, Dynarski said.

The warning from the National Weather Service also cautioned of the possibility of tornadoes, which haven't been recorded in Santa Fe county since 2017.

National Weather Service records first documented a tornado in the city of Santa Fe in 1883. It blew off two roofs and damaged a bank, records show. There have been about five since, with the weakest touching down for only a few minutes and the worst damaging some roofs.

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