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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area EDDY
WFO MAF
Begin Date 09/28/2012 13:29:00 MST-7
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location CARLSBAD
Begin Lat/Lon 32.43/-104.24
End Date 09/28/2012 15:29:00 MST-7
End Range 1
End Azimuth NE
End Location CARLSBAD
End Lat/Lon 32.43/-104.22
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 remains of a tropical storm were across the eastern Pacific near the southern tip of Baja, California. Mid-level flow across the area was from the southwest which allowed for tropical moisture to get transported into the region. Low-level winds were from the southeast which allowed for moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to get advected into the area. This abundance of moisture was combined with instability and various shortwave troughs that moved over the area to provide lift to help sustain heavy rain over West Texas and Southeast New Mexico.
Event Narrative Heavy rain fell across Eddy County and produced flash flooding in Carlsbad. The Carlsbad police department reported that most intersections in Carlsbad were flooded. The cost of damage is a very rough estimate since no damage was reported.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CARLSBAD EDDY CO. NM 09/28/2012 13:29 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 5.00K 0.00K