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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area EDDY
WFO MAF
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-05-02 03:40:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 0N ARTESIA
Begin Lat/Lon 32.83/-104.4
End Date 2007-05-02 08:30:00.0 MST-7
End Location 10NW CARLSBAD
End Lat/Lon 32.52/-104.35
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/1
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level closed low, a shortwave trough, and a low level southeasterly moisture fetch all converged over southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. All of this led to an organized Mesoscale Convective System that moved across the area dumping one to three inches of rain and resulting in massive flash flooding in Ector County. While the main threat, and most of the resulting damage was due to flash flooding, moderate to strong CAPE existed across the area and produced up to softball sized hail.
Event Narrative At least seven inches of water was flowing over the roads in Artesia. The city closed low water crossings across Eagle Draw because of flooding across these crossings. One accident occured when the driver lost control of the vehicle after driving into high water. The driver sustained minor injures. One to two feet of water flowed over New Mexico Highway 137 from its intersection with U.S. Highway 285 for six miles west.


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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 0.00K 0.00K
ARTESIA EDDY CO. NM 05/02/2007 03:40 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARTESIA EDDY CO. NM 05/02/2007 03:40 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(CNM)CARLSBAD ARPT EDDY CO. NM 05/02/2007 17:08 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOVINGTON LEA CO. NM 05/02/2007 17:44 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K