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The  Sandia Mountains  ( Southern Tiwa  name  posu gai hoo-oo , "where water slides down  arroyo " [1] ) are a  mountain range  located in  Bernalillo  and  Sandoval  counties, immediately to the east of the city of  Albuquerque  in  New Mexico in the southwestern United States. The range is largely within the  Cibola National Forest , and part of the range is protected as the  Sandia Mountain Wilderness . Its highest point is  Sandia Crest , 10,678 feet (3,255 m). Sandía  means  watermelon  in  Spanish , [2]  and is popularly believed to be a reference to the reddish color of the mountains at sunset. [3]  Also, when viewed from the west, the profile of the mountains is a long ridge, with a thin zone of green  conifers  near the top, suggesting the "rind" of the watermelon. However, as Robert Julyan notes, [4]  "the most likely explanation is the one believed by the Sandia Indians: the Spaniards, when they encountered the Pueblo in 1540, called it Sandia, be

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The  Texas Panhandle  is a region of the  U.S. state  of  Texas  consisting of the northernmost twenty-six  counties  in the state. The  panhandle  is a rectangular area bordered by  New Mexico  to the west and  Oklahoma  to the north and east.  The Handbook of Texas  defines the southern border of  Swisher County  as the southern boundary of the Texas Panhandle region, though   some consider the region to as far south as  Lubbock County . [1]  The Texas Panhandle Press Association accepts members in the actual panhandle and a triangle formed by its southern tier, the southeastern border of New Mexico and a diagona

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A  tropical cyclone  is a rapidly rotating  storm system  characterized by a  low-pressure  center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation,  strong winds , and a spiral arrangement of  thunderstorms  that produce heavy rain. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as  hurricane ( / ˈ h ʌr ɪ k ən /  or  / ˈ h ʌr ɪ k eɪ n / [1] [2] [3] ),  typhoon   / t aɪ ˈ f uː n / ,  tropical storm , cyclonic storm,  tropical depression , and simply cyclone. [4]  A  hurricane  is a  storm  that occurs in the  Atlantic Ocean  and northeastern  Pacific Ocean , a  typhoon  occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and a  cyclone  occurs in the south Pacific or  Indian Ocean . [4] Tropical cyclones typically form over large bodies of relatively warm water. They derive their energy through the evaporation of  water  from the  ocean  surface, which ultimately  recondenses  into  clouds  and rain when moist air rises and cools to  saturation . This  ener