Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1019 AM MDT Fri Sep 29 2017


The recent widespread rainfall over northern New Mexico will
increase the risk of flooding through Saturday afternoon.
Abundant rainfall over the last several days has left soils over
the region at saturation, leading to enhanced runoff from any
further rainfall. This will allow arroyos and streams to flood at
a lower amount of rainfall than normal. The highest threat of
flooding will be from the Southwest Mountains northeastward into
the Sangre De Cristos, including the Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Metro areas.

Additionally, many rivers over the area have higher than normal
streamflow for this time of year due to the recent rainfall. While
mainstem river flooding is not expected, some rivers may rise
quickly in response to locally heavy rainfall.

Rounds of additional rainfall are expected over much of the area
through Saturday. Widespread heavy rainfall is not expected, but
localized heavy rain may quickly lead to flooding.

Persons located near arroyos, streams, and rivers should pay close
attention to river levels and be prepared to act quickly should
rivers begin to rise. A Flash Flood Watch may be required for
portions of the forecast area later today.

Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.


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