Flash Flooding On The Last Chance Arroyo 7-24-2012.






Widely scattered thunderstorms developed yesterday afternoon, although they were not as widespread as most of us had hoped they would be. I took the top two photos from C-Hill in Carlsbad at 3:48 PM yesterday. 

The two GRLevel3 2.00 radar screen shots were taken at 4:30 PM. The top image is the composite reflectivity image of the thunderstorms, and the bottom image depicts the storm tops, which eventually topped out at 51,000' MSL. 

These thunderstorms produced locally heavy rain that caused the Last Chance Arroyo to flood at 5:20 PM to a depth of 5'-6', at the State Highway 137 (the Queen Highway) crossing, located some 25 miles west-northwest of Carlsbad. Several vehicles had to wait for the flood waters to recede before they could pass through the low water crossing. 

No rainfall reports were received from that immediate area. 

A Flash Flood Warning was issued by the Midland National Weather Service Office as a result of this flooding for Central Eddy County until 8:30 PM. The warning was cancelled ahead of its expiration time when the flood waters receded. 

Some of the heavier 24-hour rainfall totals reported as of 7 AM this morning include-

Mayhill Raws 1.05"
Mayhill CW9878 .40"
Sacramento Peak - Sunspot .30"
Queen Raws .26"
3.5 WNW Roswell .24"
3.9 NNW Ruidoso .06"
Caprock Raws .04"
2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad .02"

Rainfall Totals Are Courtesy Of-



The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

 My Web Page Is Best Viewed With Google Chrome.

Comments

View My Archived Past Blog Posts

Show more

Current Watches In Effect

Current Watches In Effect
Click On The Map To Open It Up

NWS Nationwide

NWS Nationwide
Click On The Map To Enlarge It

Eddy County

Chaves County

Lea County

Lincoln County

Otero County

NWS Midland

NWS Midland
Click On The Map For Forecasts/Watches/Warnings

NWS Albuquerque

NWS Albuquerque
Click On The Map For Forecasts/Watches/Warnings

NWS Lubbock.

NWS Lubbock.
Click On The Map For Forecasts/Watches/Warnings

NWS El Paso.

NWS El Paso.
Click On The Map For Forecasts/Watches/Warnings

Regional Radar

Regional Radar
Click On The Map To Enlarge It

National Radar

National Radar
Click On The Map To Enlarge It

Current Temperatures

Current Temperatures
Click On The Map To Open It Up

Current Heat Index/Wind Chill

Current Heat Index/Wind Chill
Click On The Map To Open It Up

Today's Forecast High Temps

Today's Forecast High Temps
Click On The Map To Enlarge It

Tonight's Forecast Low Temps

Tonight's Forecast Low Temps
Click On The Map To Enlarge It

Tomorrow's Forecast High Temps

Tomorrow's Forecast High Temps
Click On The Map To Enlarge It

My Photo Slide Show

My Photo Slide Show
Click On The Image To Enlarge It

Disclaimer

This blog and its contents are for informational purposes only! Always have multiple sources of information available to rely on during severe weather.
United States Weather Group

Pageviews Since June 2010.