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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Burn Area
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LINCOLN
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 08/21/2012 16:30:00 MST-7
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth NE
Begin Location RUIDOSO DOWNS
Begin Lat/Lon 33.35/-105.57
End Date 08/21/2012 17:30:00 MST-7
End Range 3
End Azimuth NE
End Location RUIDOSO DOWNS
End Lat/Lon 33.35/-105.56
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 Upper level high pressure was centered over New Mexico resulting in very light and erratic steering winds aloft. This coupled with sufficient moisture aided in the development of slow-moving heavy rain producing thunderstorms over and near the central mountain chain and western high terrain. Flash flooding was observed over the Little Bear burn scar.
Event Narrative The Rio Ruidoso was reported to be out of its banks along U.S. Highway 70 at Fox Cave.


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
HOLLYWOOD LINCOLN CO. NM 08/21/2012 15:20 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUIDOSO DOWNS LINCOLN CO. NM 08/21/2012 16:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K