Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
358 PM MDT MON SEP 15 2014

NMZ501>540-161200-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UNION COUNTY-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
358 PM MDT MON SEP 15 2014

...REMNANTS OF HURRICANE ODILE POSES SERIOUS FLASH FLOOD CONCERNS...

MOISTURE HAS BEEN INCREASING SLOWLY OVER NEW MEXICO...LEADING TO
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. A FEW STRONG
STORMS THIS EVENING COULD LEAD TO LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND SOME
FLOODING. INTO TUESDAY THE MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE MORE
OVER SOUTHWESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH
HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO ON TUESDAY
TO ACCOUNT FOR POTENTIALLY SLOW-MOVING STORMS AND LOCALLY HEAVY
RAIN.

POWERFUL HURRICANE ODILE IS CURRENTLY SPINNING OVER THE GULF OF
CALIFORNIA...AND IT IS FORECAST TO TRACK NORTH TO NORTHEAST THROUGH
TUESDAY. THE STORM WILL WEAKEN CONSIDERABLY...BUT WILL STILL TURN
INTO SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA WEDNESDAY AND THEN OVER NEW MEXICO
THURSDAY. WHILE ODILE WILL LOSE ITS HURRICANE STATUS BY THE TIME IT
ARRIVES IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT...THERE IS EXPECTED TO BE PLENTY
OF DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

WHILE THE BULK OF THE HEAVY RAINFALL IS AGAIN EXPECTED OVER THE
SOUTHWESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO ON
WEDNESDAY...RAIN CHANCES WILL QUICKLY RISE AND BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD
BY THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE HEAVY...
CREATING CONCERNS FOR FLASH FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN CENTRAL TO
WESTERN NEW MEXICO.

FORECASTING HURRICANES AND THEIR REMNANTS IS EXTREMELY CHALLENGING...
AND SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS IN THE FORECAST. NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS...ALONG WITH THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL OR
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA...SHOULD STAY UP TO DATE WITH CURRENT
FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS. FORECASTS ARE UPDATED AT LEAST TWICE
DAILY AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ. YOU CAN ALSO TUNE IN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO
OR STAY INFORMED WITH YOUR PREFERRED BROADCAST...PRINT...OR INTERNET
WEATHER INFORMATION SOURCE.

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SHOEMAKE




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