Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1043 AM MDT THU JUL 2 2015

NMZ504-506-507-511>515-518-519-521>524-528-529-531>537-022200-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
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-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
1043 AM MDT THU JUL 2 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON 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...CURRY
  COUNTY...DE BACA COUNTY...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS...EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...ESTANCIA VALLEY...FAR
  NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...GUADALUPE COUNTY...HARDING COUNTY...JEMEZ
  MOUNTAINS...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA...
  NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500
  FEET/RED RIVER...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...QUAY COUNTY...ROOSEVELT
  COUNTY...SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS...SANTA FE METRO AREA...SOUTH
  CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET...
  WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* FROM 2 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING

* A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE ALONG WITH STRONG AFTERNOON
  HEATING WILL LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS ACTIVITY WILL
  MOVE SLOWLY SOUTHWARD OVER THE AREA AND PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
  RAINFALL...INCREASING THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING.

* WILDFIRE BURN SCAR AREAS AND URBAN DRAINAGE BASINS WILL BE THE
  MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING THROUGH THIS EVENING. A FEW
  AREAS MAY RECEIVE UP TO 1.5 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH EVEN HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE WHERE STORMS REPEATEDLY IMPACT THE SAME AREA.

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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