Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Burn Area
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area RIO ARRIBA
WFO ABQ
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-11 18:25:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 1WNW SANTA CLARA PUEBLO
Begin Lat/Lon 35.98/-106.11
End Date 2012-07-11 20:00:00.0 MST-7
End Location 1WNW SANTA CLARA PUEBLO
End Lat/Lon 35.98/-106.11
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 An upper level high pressure system shifted westward centering over portions of Utah and western Colorado. With sufficient moisture as well as instability, storms initially developed over northern portions of the state during the afternoon hours. These storms increased in coverage into the early evening with general storm motions toward the west and southwest. The thunderstorms, though not severe, did produce significant amounts of rainfall in very short time durations. This led to flooding of the Las Conchas Fire burn scar as the storms moved from north to south covering the entire burn scar.
Event Narrative The Sawyer alert stream gage recorded an 8 ft surge of water and debris flowing down the upper portions of Santa Clara Canyon. Voluntary evacuations were ordered for the Pueblo.


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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 0.00K 0.00K
LOS ALAMOS LOS ALAMOS CO. NM 07/11/2012 16:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOS ALAMOS LOS ALAMOS CO. NM 07/11/2012 18:15 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANTA CLARA PUEBLO RIO ARRIBA CO. NM 07/11/2012 18:25 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K