Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1034 AM MDT SUN JUL 5 2015

NMZ501-502-504>509-511-518>522-524>526-060400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FF.A.0008.150705T2000Z-150706T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
1034 AM MDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM MDT
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...CHUSKA MOUNTAINS...ESTANCIA
  VALLEY...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...MIDDLE RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...
  NORTHWEST PLATEAU...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY...SANDIA/MANZANO
  MOUNTAINS...SANTA FE METRO AREA...SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...
  SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...UPPER TULAROSA
  VALLEY...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST
  CENTRAL PLATEAU.

* FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING

* A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE ACROSS ROUGHLY THE WEST
  HALF OF NEW MEXICO WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY HEAVY
  RAIN PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THIS AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING. SOME TRAINING OF STORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE...ALSO
  ENHANCING THE RISK FOR FLASH FLOODING. WITHIN THE WATCH AREA THE
  GREATEST FLASH FLOOD THREAT WILL LIKELY EXIST TO THE SOUTH OF
  INTERSTATE 40 AND FROM THE MANZANO AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS
  WESTWARD. THE ACTIVITY SHOULD DECREASE IN INTENSITY LATE
  TONIGHT...THOUGH SOME PATCHY LIGHTER RAINFALL MAY CONTINUE PAST
  MIDNIGHT.

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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