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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Burn Area
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area COLFAX
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 08/13/2011 15:15:00 MST-7
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth NNW
Begin Location RATON
Begin Lat/Lon 36.97/-104.48
End Date 08/13/2011 17:30:00 MST-7
End Range 1
End Azimuth NNE
End Location RATON
End Lat/Lon 36.92/-104.44
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed across western and central New Mexico during the afternoon hours of the 13th. Though most individual storms were short-lived, a few storms dumped very heavy rains in vulnerable areas. Radar estimates over 2 inches of rain fell over portions of Gallup as well as the Track Fire burn scar.
Event Narrative State Police in Raton reported rock and tree limb debris from the Track Fire burn scar on Interstate 25 from mile markers 455 to 459. The northbound lanes were primarily impacted. Much of the water and debris came from the mountains on the west side of the interstate. Raton Creek also overflowed its banks on the north side of Raton. The creek, which is 15 feet deep and cemented, had water spilling out up to 30 feet away from its banks. The water came up to the porches on a half dozen homes, but fortunately did not cause any house damage.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GALLUP MCKINLEY CO. NM 08/13/2011 13:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RATON COLFAX CO. NM 08/13/2011 15:15 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 5.00K 0.00K