Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area SAN JUAN
WFO ABQ
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-09-08 16:00:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 1SW BLANCO
Begin Lat/Lon 36.71/-107.83
End Date 2010-09-08 17:00:00.0 MST-7
End Location 2SE BLOOMFIELD
End Lat/Lon 36.7/-107.96
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
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 Flash flooding occurred along CR4990. A damage survey found that several arroyos flow from the higher terrain to the south of the road northward into the San Juan River. Though radar indicates that the brunt of the precipitation fell to the south of the road, the road became impassible at several locations as there was evidence that a large swath of mud and water flowed across the road, underneath some nearby raised residences. Since these homes were elevated, they did not receive any damage inside. The storm moved east-northeast near the intersection of CR4990 and CR4550, just south of Blanco, where there was some evidence that high waters flowed there recently.


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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