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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area MCKINLEY
WFO ABQ
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-08-05 14:15:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 0N THOREAU
Begin Lat/Lon 35.4/-108.22
End Date 2012-08-05 18:15:00.0 MST-7
End Location 1W THOREAU
End Lat/Lon 35.4/-108.23
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 150.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A backdoor cold front pushed across the state from the northeast corner through the gaps of the central mountain chain and continued westward to the Arizona border. This front in combination with rich low level Gulf of Mexico moisture and mid level monsoon moisture created a very unstable atmosphere. Precipitable water values were nearly 150% of normal across much of the state. Slow storm movement and repeated development of storms over the same general areas led to flash flooding in western New Mexico.
Event Narrative Flooding was reported into Thoreau Baptist Church, Giant Gas Station, Thoreau Chapter House as well as multiple other businesses and 6 homes. Several bridges and roads were also washed over with debris, including state roads 118, 371 and 612 and county roads 61, 27, 51, and Castle Rock.


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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 0 150.00K 0.00K
THOREAU MCKINLEY CO. NM 08/05/2012 14:15 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 150.00K 0.00K