Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
725 AM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

NMZ504-506>508-511-512-514-515-518-521>523-529-010200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FF.A.0008.140731T1800Z-140801T1000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
725 AM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW
  MEXICO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL
  HIGHLANDS...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...ESTANCIA
  VALLEY...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST
  HIGHLANDS...SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS...SANTA FE METRO
  AREA...SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500
  FEET...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...WEST
  CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN PLACE AND PASSING DISTURBANCES ALOFT WILL
  PRODUCE SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE
  OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING. STORMS SHOULD BECOME MOST
  WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE WEST AND NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN THE FOCUS SHOULD SHIFT TO THE CENTRAL AND NORTH
  CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS DURING THE EVENING AND
  OVERNIGHT. SLOW STORM MOTIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH MOST CELLS
  DRIFTING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST OR SOUTH.

* LOCATIONS WHERE THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED FROM RECENT
  RAINFALL WILL BE FAVORED FOR FLASH FLOODING. OTHER VULNERABLE
  LOCATIONS WILL INCLUDE STEEP TERRAIN...URBAN AREAS AND BURN
  SCARS. KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON ARROYOS AND SMALL STREAMS... AND
  STAY OUT OF FLOODED LOW WATER CROSSINGS. MONITOR THE LATEST
  FORECASTS CLOSELY AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IF A
  WARNING OR ADVISORY IS ISSUED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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