Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
343 AM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

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LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
343 AM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW
  MEXICO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER THE LOWER
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY. AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE WILL ALLOW SCATTERED
  TO NUMEROUS...SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP OVER THE AREA
  THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL IN SHORT DURATIONS...LEADING TO
  A FLASH FLOODING THREAT. SIGNIFICANT RAIN AS ALSO ALREADY FALLEN
  IN THIS AREA OVERNIGHT...MAKING IT EASIER FOR FLASH FLOODING TO
  OCCUR.

* THE FLASH FLOODING THREAT WILL BE ESPECIALLY HIGH DOWNSTREAM OF
  THE WHITEWATER-BALDY BURN SCAR IN CATRON COUNTY. ABRUPT FLOWS OF
  WATER...ASH...AND DEBRIS COULD DEVELOP AFTER HEAVY DOWNPOURS
  IMPACT THE AREA. RESIDENTS AND TRAVELERS THROUGH GLENWOOD...
  ALMA...MOGOLLON...AND PLEASANTON SHOULD REMAIN ALERT SHOULD FLASH
  FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED LATER ON TUESDAY.

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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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
343 AM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHWEST
  MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WILL INCREASE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN
  NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE GILA WILDERNESS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO
  RIVER VALLEY. IN ADDITION...AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE WILL ALLOW
  SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP OVER
  THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL IN SHORT DURATIONS...
  LEADING TO A FLASH FLOODING THREAT. SIGNIFICANT RAIN FELL OVER
  THESE AREAS MONDAY...MAKING THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING
  TODAY MORE LIKELY.

* THE FLASH FLOODING THREAT WILL BE ESPECIALLY HIGH DOWNSTREAM OF
  THE WHITEWATER-BALDY BURN SCAR IN CATRON COUNTY. ABRUPT FLOWS OF
  WATER...ASH...AND DEBRIS COULD DEVELOP AFTER HEAVY DOWNPOURS
  IMPACT THE AREA. RESIDENTS AND TRAVELERS THROUGH GLENWOOD...
  ALMA...MOGOLLON...AND PLEASANTON SHOULD REMAIN ALERT SHOULD
  FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED LATER ON TUESDAY.

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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