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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Burn Area
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LINCOLN
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 08/12/2011 13:30:00 MST-7
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location GLENCOE
Begin Lat/Lon 33.38/-105.52
End Date 08/12/2011 15:30:00 MST-7
End Range 5
End Azimuth SW
End Location GLENCOE
End Lat/Lon 33.37/-105.52
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 Though drier air was trying to keep its grasp on the northern portion of the state, a very moist and unstable airmass remained across the southern half of New Mexico. A strong thunderstorm with very heavy rain moved squarely over the White Fire burn scar dumping up to 2 inches per radar estimates. A few hours later, a seemingly typical afternoon thunderstorm north of Clovis produced violent wind gusts as the storm quickly collapsed.
Event Narrative The River Ranch RV Park northeast of Ruidoso along Highway 70 had to be evacuated due to flooding. Water was flowing fast out of Gavilan Canyon and the Rio Ruidoso was out of its banks. In addition, Forest Service Roads 120 B and C were flooded and damaged.


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
GLENCOE LINCOLN CO. NM 08/12/2011 13:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CLOVIS CURRY CO. NM 08/12/2011 17:45 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 69 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K