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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Burn Area
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LINCOLN
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 08/03/2011 19:04:00 MST-7
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth NE
Begin Location RUIDOSO DOWNS
Begin Lat/Lon 33.36/-105.55
End Date 08/03/2011 20:00:00 MST-7
End Range 5
End Azimuth NE
End Location RUIDOSO DOWNS
End Lat/Lon 33.37/-105.53
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 One of the most active monsoonal days occurred on August 3rd, with heavy rains noted across much of the state. However, the biggest impact came to the recently burned areas, particularly to the Las Conchas and White Fire burn scars. Minor flooding was reported across many other locations, including around Abo, Folsom, and Grants. A few storms also reported severe wind gusts in outflow boundaries, including around White Sands Missile Range. Even a landspout formed in the Albuquerque metro area.
Event Narrative Heavy rain fell early in the afternoon across the White Fire burn scar. Fortunately only minor flooding ensued at the time. However, as another round of showers and thunderstorms moved over the burn scar in the evening, more significant flooding resulted. Culverts that were built along a road near Seeping Springs that crossed Allison Canyon were already at capacity from the earlier rains. The additional precipitation caused them to give way, which lead to rapid flows along Allison Canyon. These waters reach the River Ranch RV Park along Highway 70. The water was estimated to be three feet high, which topped the concrete barriers that were installed to protect the park. Fortunately, the park did not sustain any damage.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LOS ALAMOS LOS ALAMOS CO. NM 08/03/2011 13:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN ANTONIO SOCORRO CO. NM 08/03/2011 14:14 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARNUEL BERNALILLO CO. NM 08/03/2011 14:36 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUIDOSO DOWNS LINCOLN CO. NM 08/03/2011 19:04 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K