Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area RIO ARRIBA
WFO ABQ
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-21 16:30:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 1W ABIQUIU
Begin Lat/Lon 36.2/-106.33
End Date 2012-07-21 18:00:00.0 MST-7
End Location 0SW BARRANCA
End Lat/Lon 36.2/-106.33
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.50K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level high pressure system centered over eastern Colorado to southwest Nebraska resulted in a persistent easterly steering flow over much of the state. Though previously dry air had been pushed into eastern and central portions of the state, water vapor imagery showed indications of mid level moisture working northward into New Mexico. The addition of mid level moisture along with more unstable conditions led to earlier and more widespread thunderstorm development than in previous days. The western and northern high terrain were favored areas for wetting rain, which indeed turned out to be the case as flash flooding was reported in portions of Rio Arriba County in north-central New Mexico.
Event Narrative County Road 162 near the intersection of U.S. Highway 84, close to Abiquiu, was partially washed away. The culvert was reportedly too small to carry the volume of water generated by the heavy rain and topped the roadway.


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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 2.50K 0.00K
ABIQUIU RIO ARRIBA CO. NM 07/21/2012 16:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 2.50K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.50K 0.00K