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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Burn Area
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LINCOLN
WFO ABQ
Report Source Park/Forest Service
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-05 12:15:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 5W ALTO
Begin Lat/Lon 33.4/-105.77
End Date 2012-07-05 14:00:00.0 MST-7
End Location 1W ALTO
End Lat/Lon 33.4/-105.7
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 High pressure aloft became centered over Missouri with weaker centers present over parts of eastern New Mexico. This pattern maintained a persistent south to north steering component for storms that developed within a deep monsoonal moisture plume over the state. Precipitable water values were 150-200% of normal. A well-defined easterly wave sliding into the state from the east also provided an additional source of instability for thunderstorms.
Event Narrative Narrow stream channels quickly rose with water levels reaching a depth of 4 feet. the flood waters moved debris and boulders the size of car tires 10 to 15 feet downstream. Culverts were compromised in the Eagle Creek residential area with numerous roads washed out, especially along Forest Road 127A. Paved roads in the area were less impacted.


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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 10.00K 0.00K
ALTO LINCOLN CO. NM 07/05/2012 12:15 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(ONM)SOCORRO ARPT SOCORRO CO. NM 07/05/2012 14:36 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDIA PARK BERNALILLO CO. NM 07/05/2012 15:10 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUIS LOPEZ SOCORRO CO. NM 07/05/2012 17:20 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K