Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
426 AM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
426 AM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW
  MEXICO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ALBUQUERQUE METRO
  AREA...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS...EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY...ESTANCIA VALLEY...FAR
  NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS... GUADALUPE COUNTY...JEMEZ
  MOUNTAINS...LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... LOWER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER...NORTHWEST
  HIGHLANDS...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 CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500
  FEET...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...UPPER
  TULAROSA VALLEY... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...WEST CENTRAL
  MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CROSS SLOWLY FROM THE NORTH AND
  NORTHWEST TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE BEST CHANCE FOR FLASH
  FLOODING THAN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO HAS SEEN IN THE
  PAST FEW DAYS. WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN PLACE SOME OF THE
  STRONGER STORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WITH
  RAIN AT RATES NEAR 1 INCH IN JUST A HALF HOUR.

* LOCATIONS WHERE THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED FROM RECENT
  RAINFALL WILL BE FAVORED FOR FLASH FLOODING. OTHER VULNERABLE
  LOCATIONS WILL INCLUDE STEEP TERRAIN...URBAN AREAS AND BURN
  SCARS. KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON ARROYOS AND SMALL STREAMS...AND
  STAY OUT OF FLOODED LOW WATER CROSSINGS. MONITOR THE LATEST
  FORECASTS CLOSELY AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IF A
  WARNING OR ADVISORY IS ISSUED.

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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