Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
524 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

NMZ501>507-510>517-011800-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FF.A.0012.150801T1800Z-150802T0600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
524 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH 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...EAST SLOPES
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...JEMEZ
  MOUNTAINS...LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS
  ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST
  PLATEAU...SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE
  9500 FEET...UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...
  WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU AND WEST SLOPES
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* A VERY MOIST AIRMASS REMAINS IN PLACE OVER MUCH OF NEW
  MEXICO...AND THIS WILL LEAD TO ANOTHER DAY OF SCATTERED TO
  NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...PRIMARILY OVER NORTH
  CENTRAL TO NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL
  MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING WITH RAINFALL RATES COMMONLY
  APPROACHING 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR.

* FLASH FLOODING WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE AROUND STEEP
  TERRAIN...URBAN DRAINAGES...AND AREAS THAT HAVE RECENTLY
  EXPERIENCED HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.

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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