Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
401 AM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

NMZ501>519-521>523-527>529-532-533-021800-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
401 AM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NM...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...CHUSKA
  MOUNTAINS...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...EASTERN SAN
  MIGUEL COUNTY...ESTANCIA VALLEY...FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...FAR
  NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...GUADALUPE COUNTY...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...LOWER
  CHAMA RIVER VALLEY...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO
  AREA...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE
  9500 FEET/RED RIVER...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST PLATEAU...
  RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY...SAN JUAN
  MOUNTAINS...SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS...SANTA FE METRO AREA...
  SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET...SOUTHWEST
  MOUNTAINS...UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...
  WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU AND WEST SLOPES
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* A VERY MOIST AIRMASS REMAINS IN PLACE OVER MUCH OF NEW MEXICO...
  AND THIS WILL ONCE AGAIN SUPPORT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS...PRIMARILY OVER CENTRAL TO NORTHWESTERN NEW
  MEXICO. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING
  WITH RAINFALL RATES COMMONLY APPROACHING 1 TO 3 INCHES PER
  HOUR.

* LOCALES THAT WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE
  THOSE AROUND STEEP TERRAIN...URBAN DRAINAGES...AND AREAS THAT
  HAVE RECENTLY EXPERIENCED HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.

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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