Hwy 137 Supercell T-Storm NW Of Carlsbad, NM 10-2-2023.

Rotating Wall Cloud & Funnel Cloud.







Monday, October 2, 2023.
Low Hanging Rotating Wall Cloud 
Along Hwy 137 NW Of Carlsbad, NM.


12:56 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
Brief Funnel Cloud - Hwy 137.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Hail & Hail Fog - Flash Flooding.

2:16 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:36 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:37 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:39 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:39 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:39 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:49 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:49 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:52 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

2:53 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

Flash Flooding.

2:49 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Junction Of US Hwy 285 & St Hwy 137.

4:33 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
Truck Bypass St Hwy 524.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

4:34 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
Truck Bypass St Hwy 524.
NW Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

6:44 PM MDT.
Monday, October 2, 2023.
Normally Dry Dark Canyon Arroyo.
Boyd Dr. & Radio Blvd.Carlsbad, New Mexico.


(As Of 8 AM MDT Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023).

(As Of 10 PM MDT Monday, Oct 2, 2023).



Supercell T-Storm Produces Large Hail & Flash Flooding.

At noon mdt on Monday, October 2, 2023 a few thunderstorms started developing along the east face of the Guadalupe mountains just northeast of Queen, New Mexico in southwestern Eddy County. One of these quickly developed into a small but mean supercell thunderstorm.

I was out storm chasing at the time. Initially I was going to chase the storm to the northeast as it potentially moved along White Pine Rd. southwest of Lakewood. However the storm split and I chose the right cell which produced at least golf ball to tennis ball size hail, and flash flooding along St. Hwy 137 northwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and US Hwy 285 near Brantley Lake State park. 




Arroyo, bar ditch, and street flooding was reported in around Carlsbad. The Trucki bypass (St Hwy 524) was closed briefly due to flash flooding. Several other streets in Carlsbad were closed due to the flooding including the Dark Canyon crossing at Radio Blvd and Boyd Drive. 

Normally dry arroyo Dark Canyon flooded and a peak crest of 10.45' was measured at 9.15 PM MDT on Monday, October 2, 2023. Normally dry Rocky Arroyo also flooded and the USGS gauge at the bridge on US Hwy 285 recorded a peak water depth of a little over 7' at 3:30 PM MDT. 

There Are None So Blind As Those Who "Will - Not" To See...107.

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