Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
851 PM MDT THU SEP 29 2016

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851 PM MDT THU SEP 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN CATRON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 245 AM MDT FRIDAY.

* AT 842 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND
  AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS
  MOVING REPEATEDLY NORTHWARD OVER THE SAME AREAS OF THE GILA
  NATIONAL FOREST. UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE AREA
  AROUND HUMMINGBIRD SADDLE AND MOGOLLON BALDY WITH NEAR 1 INCH IN
  THE MINERAL AND WHITEWATER CREEK BASINS. HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE
  TO IMPACT THIS AREA THROUGH 11 PM...WITH UP TO 3 INCHES OF TOTAL
  RAINFALL POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. MINOR FLOODING IS LIKELY
  TO IMPACT DRAINAGES RUNNING TOWARD U.S. HIGHWAY 180. THE GILA
  RIVER WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED...INCLUDING THE MIDDLE FORK AND WEST
  FORK OF THE GILA RIVER.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  GLENWOOD...BEAVERHEAD...MOGOLLON...PLEASANTON AND ALMA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO TELL HOW MUCH
WATER IS ON THE ROAD...DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FAST MOVING WATER OF
UNKNOWN DEPTH.

BOTH LOCALIZED AND DISTANT HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CREATE DANGEROUS FLOWS
IN ARROYOS AND OVER LOW WATER CROSSINGS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE
THROUGH THESE WATERS.  WATER IN ARROYOS MAY TRAVEL MANY MILES AND
TAKE HOURS TO REACH
YOUR LOCATION FROM UPSTREAM RAIN AREAS.

DO NOT CAMP ALONG STREAMS AND RIVERS. REMAIN ALERT WHEN HIKING IN
STEEP...NARROW CANYONS.

&&

LAT...LON 3349 10904 3348 10800 3320 10800 3321 10905

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