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Flash Flooding In SE NM.

3"-4" of rain fell around the Mayhill, NM vicinity Saturday, Augsut 27, 2005. 4"-6" of rain fell on Sunday, August 28, 2005 in 11/2 hours. The result was flash flooding along 70 miles of the normally dry Rio Penasco River/Arroyo from Mayhill east to Artesia.

3"-4" of rain fell around the Mayhill, NM vicinity Saturday, Augsut 27, 2005. 4"-6" of rain fell on Sunday, August 28, 2005 in 11/2 hours. The result was flash flooding along 70 miles of the normally dry Rio Penasco River/Arroyo from Mayhill east to Artesia.

3"-4" of rain fell around the Mayhill, NM vicinity Saturday, Augsut 27, 2005. 4"-6" of rain fell on Sunday, August 28, 2005 in 11/2 hours. The result was flash flooding along 70 miles of the normally dry Rio Penasco River/Arroyo from Mayhill east to Artesia, NM. This cow fell into the arroyo when the bank collasped, she nearly drowned trying to swim out.

3.75" of rain fell 3 miles west of the Carlsbad airport Friday night, 6-19-2009. Flash flooding on Little McKittrick Canyon flowed into Dark Canyon in Carlsbad, NM. Water depth was 4' when I shot this at 6:40 AM MDT.

3.75" of rain fell 3 miles west of the Carlsbad airport Friday night, 6-19-2009. Flash flooding on Little McKittrick Canyon flowed into Dark Canyon in Carlsbad, NM. Water depth was 4' when I shot this.

3.75" of rain fell 3 miles west of the Carlsbad, NM airport overnight resulting in this flash flood on normally dry Little McKittrick Canyon arroyo. I shot this on Standpipe Rd on the southwestern edge of the city of Carlsbad, NM. The water had already receded a couple of feet by the time I shot this. Water depth was estimated to have been between 4'-6'.

Flash Flooding On The Rio Felix & Walnut Arroyos In Southern Chaves Co NM 7-22-2009. Spotters & residents reported 4"-5" of rain overnight in southern Chaves Co, and northern Eddy Co, NM. Radar estimates were even higher along the Rio Felix west of Hagerman, possibly as high as 6"-9".

Short video of Bar Ditch Flooding 18-19 miles WNW of Carlsbad, NM. 8-7-2011.

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  1. Your title had me thinking, "how did they get rain out of this fast system, let alone flooding?" I'm happy about our .02" late yesterday, though some nasty lightning really close by.

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