Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11 -

We received some significant rain in eastern and central Dona Ana County tonight. It also came with a nice lightning show early in the evening. The pic below was snapped at 8:30 pm with lightning around A-Mountain.
From 8:45 to 11:45 pm I measured 0.71 inches (CoCoRaHS NM-DA-201). A flood advisory was issued at 9:55pm for central Dona Ana County, with reports of 1 to 1.5 inches of rain in the Las Cruces Talavera Neighborhood. According to the NWS there was also flooding across highway 478 in Mesquite. The NWS also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central Grant County this afternoon. Precipitation based on the radar showed this storm provided more widespread coverage across Grant and north central Dona Ana counties than past storms. Tomorrow morning's CoCoRaHS map will test to see how well this measures up to the radar. I believe the orange spot north of highway 70 east of Las Cruces. The showers hardly moved in the early evening.
A view from the Skeen webcam shows the development of the storm in the late afternoon.

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