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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area SAN JUAN
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 09/08/2010 16:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location LA PLATA
Begin Lat/Lon 36.86/-108.21
End Date 09/08/2010 16:30:00 MST-7
End Range 5
End Azimuth SSW
End Location LA PLATA
End Lat/Lon 36.86/-108.21
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms marched eastward across northern San Juan County during the afternoon of the 8th. Though the storms were moving east-northeast around 20 mph, they managed to drop significant amounts of rainfall in a short amount of time. Flash floods were reported north of Farmington, and east of Bloomfield. Winds also overturned a mobile home near Shiprock.
Event Narrative One home was flooded approximately 9 miles north of Farmington on Highway 170. Heavy rainfall, combined with insufficient drainage along the highway, resulted in water flowing across the roadway and into the house. High water marks suggest the water was around 10 inches deep, which destroyed carpet and other objects on the floor. Water continued to flow eastward along a one lane dirt road into a 5 acre, 12 foot deep pond, which was empty prior to the storm. The runoff filled the pond entirely.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 32.00K 0.00K
SHIPROCK SAN JUAN CO. NM 09/08/2010 15:10 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BLANCO SAN JUAN CO. NM 09/08/2010 16:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LA PLATA SAN JUAN CO. NM 09/08/2010 16:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 32.00K 0.00K