By Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a small tornado briefly touched down about five miles southwest of Roswell, but there are no reported injuries.

Chaves County emergency managers say a shed was destroyed and a garage door was wrapped around a utility pole.

Roswell residents reported seeing the funnel cloud form early Tuesday afternoon as strong thunderstorms moved through the area.

The National Weather Service says the combination of a cool air mass and strong winds aloft allowed short-lived funnel clouds to develop over much of eastern New Mexico.

The weather service says Roswell and Albuquerque both set new rainfall records for Monday and in the Clovis area, more rain could cause flooding in areas that were already soaked.

In Clayton, residents have reported five straight days of rain.

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