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The"Eye" of hurricane Dolly

According to the meteorologists on TV, the greatly reduced rotation of what is left of the ?eye? of Dolly, is centered over our area now, about 6:30 PM, Saturday, and moving north east. No surface wind to talk about.

That?s probably the reason our satellite TV signal has been interrupted a couple of times in the last hour or so.

The annual rainfall for our area is six inches. In July alone we have received a little over two and a quarter inches so far. We have received one and a quarter inches in the last 24 hours. The rain almost stopped an hour or so ago, and it?s now starting to rain fairly heavy again. According to my high tech electronic rain guage, it is falling at a "rate" of 4.18 inches per hour. So I guess the ?eye? has passed on, and we are now in the rain belt on the back side of the storm.

We usually measure our ?rain storms? in tenths and hundredths of an inch, so you can see why and inch or two at one time gives rise to conversation. Needless to say, we?re happy with the moisture.

Here in the mountains, the rain is usually heavier ?uphill?, and as the runoff gains momentum and volume as it runs downhill, there is an amount of arroyo (steep sided dry gultch) and street flooding. All short lived. However, where an arroyo intersects with a street or highway, a foot of water can wash a car off the road. So the warnings on TV and radio are constant about not driving through a flooded road way, and staying away from arroyos with running water.

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(NT) Get ready for the weeds

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We remember your pictures of last year.

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Keep your powder dry. Happy

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"Turn Around, Don't Drown"

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Floods kill an average of 127 Americans each year, far more than lightning, tornadoes or hurricanes, according to the National Weather Service. Four-fifths of flood victims die after walking or driving into moving water. "TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN" began with a weather service meteorologist in San Angelo.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tadd/taddsuccess.htm

(I recall seeing huge "lakes" form during thunderstorms in our part of the country, but they would quickly subside.)

We continue to have people drive through too-deep water on the roads, and some are washed off into swollen creeks, etc.

Angeline
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(NT) Should read "in your area of the country", not our

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Article and pictures

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080728/ap_on_re_us/tropical_weather;_ylt=AhtCpPG3ST2dA2MBIbue0CtH2ocA

RUIDOSO, N.M. - Flooding caused by torrential rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Dolly kept hundreds of evacuees away from their homes and campgrounds Monday, authorities said.
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The body of a man reported missing during the flooding was found Monday.

The National Weather Service posted flash flood watches Monday across much of eastern New Mexico. The sun broke through Monday morning, but isolated thunderstorms were forecast throughout the week.

The state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said up to 9 inches of rain had fallen since Friday in the mountainous area around Ruidoso, in south-central New Mexico.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080727/capt.fba4c0cb877441af84dd87cc9db949ae.ruidoso_flooding_aq101.jpg?x=400&y=300&sig=VMFVh2KQNizGmvnlHYw7DQ--
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The storm track..............

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It traveled North from El Paso to us and then turned Northeast (just like the weather guy said it would) and Ruidoso was it's next town.

We received a little over 5 inches of rain, and they are saying Ruidoso
got 9 inches.

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And have you all read between the lines?

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Here in NM, a hurricane is good news. Happy

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