Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1144 AM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
1144 AM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

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

* UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING

* TROPICAL 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 HAS 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 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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