Wednesday rain breaks 80-year record

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Record rain fell in Albuquerque on Wednesday, which broke a record that’s been standing for more than 80 years. Many parts of the state saw good rain and there are a few showers and storms still present outside Thursday.

The metro received .96 inches of rain. The record was .71 inches in 1933.

Northern Boulevard outside Rio Rancho flooded again.

That’s the same road that flooded Tuesday and took down a Mustang convertible. The road runs through an arroyo.

In the Northeast Heights, garbage cans were submerged, and streets were flooded.

In the South Valley, parking lots at Rio Bravo and Second Street looked like lakes and businesses were surrounded in deep water.

Flash flood warnings remained in place until 6 a.m. for the northeastern part of the state. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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