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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area SIERRA
WFO EPZ
Begin Date 08/30/2008 20:30:00 MST-7
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth ENE
Begin Location LAKE VLY
Begin Lat/Lon 32.75/-107.51
End Date 08/30/2008 21:30:00 MST-7
End Range 2
End Azimuth N
End Location LAKE VLY
End Lat/Lon 32.75/-107.58
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deep, moist southeasterly flow with embedded upper disturbances produced widespread showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall in southern New Mexico.
Event Narrative This spotter was returning from a long drive from Albuquerque and was only about a mile from her ranch house. But a flooded arroyo with raging water two feet deep over Highway 27 convinced her to turn around --- and she did not drown. Back-tracking meant an extra 40 miles of driving, but the extra gas was worth the spared life.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 152.00K 0.00K
LAKE VLY SIERRA CO. NM 08/30/2008 20:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL GRANT CO. NM 08/31/2008 10:50 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LAS PALOMAS SIERRA CO. NM 08/31/2008 17:50 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
ARREY SIERRA CO. NM 08/31/2008 19:44 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 152.00K 0.00K