Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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

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SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
354 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY 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...EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY...
  SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... SOUTHWEST
  CHAVES COUNTY AND UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER SOUTHERN NEW
  MEXICO TONIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO PERIODS OF
  WIDESPREAD RAIN WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS OVER LINCOLN AND FAR
  SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTIES. THESE AREAS WERE ALREADY IMPACTED
  WITH RAIN FROM LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING...AND ADDITIONAL
  RAINFALL OVER THESE SATURATED AREAS WILL LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT
  FLASH FLOODING THREAT.

* THE FLASH FLOODING THREAT WILL BE ESPECIALLY HIGH DOWNSTREAM OF
  THE LITTLE BEAR AND WHITE BURN SCARS IN LINCOLN COUNTY. ABRUPT
  FLOWS OF WATER...ASH...AND DEBRIS COULD DEVELOP AFTER HEAVY
  DOWNPOURS IMPACT THE AREA. RESIDENTS AND TRAVELERS THROUGH THE
  WATCH AREA SHOULD REMAIN ALERT AS FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS MAY BE
  ISSUED LATER ON TODAY.

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-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
354 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

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

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER SOUTHERN NEW
  MEXICO TONIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO PERIODS OF
  WIDESPREAD RAIN WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS OVER CATRON AND
  SOCORRO COUNTIES. THESE AREAS WERE ALREADY IMPACTED WITH RAIN
  FROM LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING...AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OVER
  THESE SATURATED AREAS WILL LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING
  THREAT.

* 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 AS FLASH
  FLOOD WARNINGS MAY BE ISSUED LATER ON TODAY.

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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