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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Burn Area
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LOS ALAMOS
WFO ABQ
Report Source Broadcast Media
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-08-21 15:00:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 5NW LOS ALAMOS
Begin Lat/Lon 35.94/-106.38
End Date 2011-08-21 16:15:00.0 MST-7
End Location 8NNW LOS ALAMOS
End Lat/Lon 35.99/-106.38
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 6.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The first day of flash flooding over the Las Conchas burn scar was widespread as weak upper level disturbances rounded the west side of the upper high. Early in the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms developed over the central and northern portions of the burn scar. These storms generally produced 1 to 2 inches of rainfall. Later in the afternoon and early evening, even stronger and very slow moving storms developed across the southern portions of the burn scar. Radar estimated 3 to 4 inches of rain across a widespread area. Flash flooding was reported with each of these storms. The storms moved eastward over Santa Fe in the evening, and produced additional flooding.
Event Narrative After 1 to 1.5 inches of rain fell on the northern portion of the Las Conchas burn scar, flash flooding was reported in Santa Clara Canyon. Four people that were working in the canyon had to be rescued by helicopter.


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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 9.800M 1.000M
LOS ALAMOS LOS ALAMOS CO. NM 08/21/2011 15:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOS ALAMOS LOS ALAMOS CO. NM 08/21/2011 15:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 6.000M 0.00K
SANTA CLARA PUEBLO RIO ARRIBA CO. NM 08/21/2011 15:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIJOLES SANDOVAL CO. NM 08/21/2011 17:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 3.750M 1.000M
SANTA FE SANTA FE CO. NM 08/21/2011 18:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 9.800M 1.000M