Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
338 PM MDT TUE AUG 26 2014

NMZ501>527-271200-
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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 CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
338 PM MDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...
  CHUSKA MOUNTAINS...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...
  ESTANCIA VALLEY...FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...
  LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY...LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...NORTHERN
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS 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...SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...
  SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS
  ABOVE 9500 FEET...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...
  UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...WEST CENTRAL
  MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* A SURGE OF DEEP SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO STREAM
  NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AND SOME OF THESE WILL BE CAPABLE
  OF PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WITH A HEIGHTENED RISK OF FLASH
  FLOODING.

* THE MOST VULNERABLE LOCATIONS WILL INCLUDE STEEP TERRAIN...URBAN
  AREAS AND AREAS RECENTLY IMPACTED AND SCARRED BY WILDFIRES. KEEP
  A WATCHFUL EYE ON ARROYOS AND SMALL STREAMS...AND STAY OUT OF
  FLOODED LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

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 THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD
FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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