Heavy Rains Aug 7th - 14th, 1984


Flash Flooding On Four Mile Arroyo 2 Miles North Of Lakewood, NM
On August 11, 1984. The Water Was About 10' Deep Over The Road.
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Selected SE NM Rainfall Totals
(Aug 7th - 14th, 1984)

Artesia Climate 6 S

8/7/1984 .07"
8/8/1984 .59"
8/9/1984 .64"
8/10/1984 1.25"
8/11/1984 1.46"
8/12/1984 .09"
8/14/1984 .41"

Total 4.51"

0.9 NE Lakewood

8/7/1984 .77"
8/8/1984 .70"
8/9/1984 .83"
8/10/1984 1.63"
8/11/1984 .06"
8/12/1984 Trace
8/13/1984 .13"

Total 4.12"

Carlsbad Climate

8/9/1984 .82"
8/10/1984 1.90"
8/11/1984 2.35"
8/12/1984 2.35"

Total 7.42"

Carlsbad Airport

8/8/1984 .95"
8/9/1984 1.12"
8/10/1984 3.21"
8/11/1984 .51"
8/14/1984 .29"

Total 6.08"

Sometimes when it rains in SE NM...it pours, as noted above during the week of August 7th - 14th, 1984. Elk, which is located between Dunken and Mayhill, recorded 3.21" of rain on August 10th, 1984. Other totals include Carlsbad Caverns Climate Coop Station 2.00" on August 10th, 1984, and 2.22" on August 11th, 1984. The Jal Climate Coop Station 1.86" on August 9th, 1984, and 2.00" on August 10th, 1984. The Hobbs Climate Coop Station recorded 2.66" on August 9th, 1984, and 4.44" on August 10th, 1984.

I have a complete copy of the climate records for Artesia and Carlsbad, courtesy of the National Climate Data Center. I was living at Lakewood on the family farm in 1984, so I kept those rainfall records. The other listed rainfall totals are courtesy of the Western Regional Climate Data Center.

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