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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area SANTA FE
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 08/16/2012 18:35:00 MST-7
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location EDGEWOOD
Begin Lat/Lon 35.14/-106.19
End Date 08/16/2012 19:35:00 MST-7
End Range 5
End Azimuth N
End Location EDGEWOOD
End Lat/Lon 35.14/-106.19
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The upper level high was positioned from northern Arizona southeast across west central New Mexico. A backdoor cold front that made its way into the state the previous night was the main focus for thunderstorm development. Abundant low and mid level monsoonal moisture and instability with precipitable water values of 100 to 125 percent of normal further enhanced convective activity. Locally heavy rainfall was observed with radar estimated rainfall rates up to 5 inches per hour. Numerous locations within Sandoval and Santa Fe counties reported strong gusty winds, large hail, and flash flooding. The New Mexico Rail Runner was stranded near Pena Blanca as significant flash flooding developed beneath a rail bridge and within nearby low lying areas. This event garnered significant local media and social media attention.
Event Narrative Hwy 344 just north of Frost Rd was under 3-4 feet of fast-moving water. At least one vehicle was trapped that required local fire department assistance.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
MADRID SANTA FE CO. NM 08/16/2012 16:35 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN FELIPE PUEBLO SANDOVAL CO. NM 08/16/2012 16:35 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOMINGO SANDOVAL CO. NM 08/16/2012 17:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
GOLDEN SANTA FE CO. NM 08/16/2012 17:09 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDGEWOOD SANTA FE CO. NM 08/16/2012 17:36 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDGEWOOD SANTA FE CO. NM 08/16/2012 17:36 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDGEWOOD SANTA FE CO. NM 08/16/2012 18:35 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SANDIA PUEBLO SANDOVAL CO. NM 08/16/2012 19:20 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SANDIA PUEBLO SANDOVAL CO. NM 08/16/2012 19:27 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 30.00K 0.00K