Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
954 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

NMZ508-509-520-523>526-533>540-221100-
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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
954 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS...
  CURRY COUNTY...DE BACA COUNTY...EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY...
  GUADALUPE COUNTY...LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...QUAY COUNTY...
  ROOSEVELT COUNTY...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY...SOUTH CENTRAL
  HIGHLANDS...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY...
  SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY.

* THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE GREAT BASIN SUNDAY
  EVENING WILL TRACK THROUGH THE CENTRAL ROCKIES ON MONDAY. IN
  ADVANCE OF THIS SYSTEM...MOIST LOW LEVEL EAST WINDS AND A TAP OF
  MONSOON MOISTURE WILL PERSIST. THE COMBINATION OF THESE FEATURES
  WILL KEEP SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACTIVE THROUGH MONDAY
  EVENING...AND THEREFORE THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL OVER
  THE WATCH AREA.

* LOCATIONS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL RECENTLY WILL BE
  MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING. OTHER VULNERABLE LOCATIONS
  INCLUDE POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...STEEP TERRAIN AND BURN SCARS SUCH
  AS THE LITTLE BEAR AND WHITEWATER BALDY. KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON
  SMALL STREAMS AND ARROYOS...AND AVOID FLOODED LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS.

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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