Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
951 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
951 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS...EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY...
  LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... SOUTH
  CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST CHAVES
  COUNTY...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY.

* THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON

* DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER SOUTHERN
  AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN
  WIDESPREAD RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS.
  ADDITIONAL RAIN FALLING ON AREAS THAT HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED
  HEAVY RAIN DURING THE PAST DAY OR SO WILL INCREASE THE ALREADY
  SERIOUS FLASH FLOOD THREAT. OF PARTICULAR CONCERN WILL BE THE
  UPPER GILA REGION...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND HIGHLANDS WHERE
  INTENSE DOWNPOURS COULD PRODUCE RAINFALL RATES OVER 2 INCHES PER
  HOUR. THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT WILL INCREASE THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS
  EXTENDED THREAT PERIOD COULD RESULT IN POTENTIALLY LIFE-
  THREATENING FLASH FLOOD SITUATIONS. MINOR FLOODING COULD ALSO
  DEVELOP IN LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER AS WELL
  AS THE RIO BONITO.

* THE FLASH FLOODING THREAT WILL BE ESPECIALLY HIGH DOWNSTREAM OF
  RECENT BURN SCARS. ABRUPT FLOWS OF WATER...ASH...AND DEBRIS COULD
  DEVELOP AFTER HEAVY DOWNPOURS IMPACT THE AREA. RESIDENTS AND
  TRAVELERS THROUGH THE WATCH AREA SHOULD REMAIN ALERT AS FLASH
  FLOOD WARNINGS MAY BE 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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