Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
249 PM MDT SUN AUG 17 2014

NMZ501>529-539-540-181200-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
249 PM MDT SUN AUG 17 2014

...RAINY CONDITIONS AND FLASH FLOOD THREAT RETURNING TO WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO ACROSS MIDWEEK...

A RIDGE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN U.S. WILL RETREAT EASTWARD TO THE
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY THROUGH MIDWEEK...AND ALLOW A
NORTHBOUND TAP OF MOISTURE OUT OF NORTHERN MEXICO TO PENETRATE
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO BEGINNING TUESDAY MORNING AND
CONTINUING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

ARRIVING MOISTURE WILL HELP FUEL INCREASED THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO ON TUESDAY...
WEDNESDAY...AND THURSDAY...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE EACH
AFTERNOON. AREAS FROM THE ARIZONA LINE TO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WILL
BE MOST LIKELY TO RECEIVE SUBSTANTIAL RAINFALL THROUGH MIDWEEK...WITH
A MORE LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN THREAT OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...AND CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. ALL OF THESE AREAS
INCLUDE RECENT BURN SCARS...WHERE EVEN MODEST AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL MAY
PRODUCE A SERIOUS DOWNSLOPE FLOODING THREAT.

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS...ALONG WITH THOSE
PLANNING TRAVEL OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA...SHOULD STAY UP
TO DATE WITH CURRENT FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS AS MIDWEEK PLANS TAKE
SHAPE. TUNE IN NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO ON LINE AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...
OR STAY INFORMED WITH YOUR PREFERRED BROADCAST...PRINT...OR INTERNET
WEATHER INFORMATION SOURCE.

$$

SHY



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