Parts Of New Mexico See Record Rainfall

Jul 28, 2014

Parts of drought-stricken New Mexico have seen record rainfall and forecasters say more is coming.

The National Weather Service says Raton was hit with four inches of rain and Mosquero received close to five inches over a 24 hour period beginning Sunday. Officials say those are likely new daily rainfall records for those northern New Mexico communities.

Santa Fe also reported seeing up to two inches of rain across the metro area.

More severe weather in the state is expected this week, bringing the possibility of flooding and dangerous road conditions.

Northeastern and southwestern New Mexico remains under a flash flood watch until Tuesday morning with showers and thunderstorms likely throughout Monday.

New Mexico is in its fourth consecutive year of drought after one of the driest winters on record.

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