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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1206 PM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

NMZ503>518-521>523-527>534-537-011000-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
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 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-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
UNION COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
1206 PM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...DE BACA COUNTY...EAST SLOPES SANGRE
  DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...ESTANCIA
  VALLEY...FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...
  GUADALUPE COUNTY...HARDING COUNTY...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...LOWER CHAMA
  RIVER VALLEY...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS
  ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...QUAY COUNTY...
  RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... SAN JUAN
  MOUNTAINS...SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS...SANTA FE METRO AREA...
  SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET...SOUTHWEST
  MOUNTAINS...UNION COUNTY...UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...WEST CENTRAL
  HIGHLANDS...WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU AND
  WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* A VERY MOIST AIR MASS REMAINS IN PLACE OVER MUCH OF NEW MEXICO...
  AND ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
  PERIODICALLY DEVELOP TODAY AND TONIGHT. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR
  PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL...AND RAINFALL RATES WILL COMMONLY
  APPROACH 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR WITH SOME HEAVIER DOWNPOURS
  POSSIBLE IN LOCALIZED AREAS.

* 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.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
1052 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN AFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE MOJAVE
DESERT AND ALL OF THE SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN FROM THROUGH EARLY THIS
EVENING...

.MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR REMAINS IN PLACE ACROSS MOST OF THE
MOJAVE DESERT AND ALL OF THE SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN ONCE AGAIN
TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING
STARTING LATE THIS MORNING AND LASTING INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.
DUE TO THE HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT OF THE AIR...ANY SLOWER OR
STRONGER MOVING THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY
RAINFALL THAT MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.

AZZ001>003-036-CAZ519>524-NVZ014>022-010400-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-LAKE HAVASU AND FORT MOHAVE-NORTHWEST DESERTS-
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA-EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-
OWENS VALLEY-WHITE MOUNTAINS OF INYO COUNTY-
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK-WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT-
EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT-ESMERALDA AND CENTRAL NYE COUNTY-
LINCOLN COUNTY-NORTHEAST CLARK COUNTY-
WESTERN CLARK AND SOUTHERN NYE COUNTY-SHEEP RANGE-
SPRING MOUNTAINS-RED ROCK CANYON-LAS VEGAS VALLEY-
SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY-
1052 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT /9 PM MST/
THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST ARIZONA...SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND
  NEVADA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHWEST
  ARIZONA...LAKE HAVASU AND FORT MOHAVE...LAKE MEAD NATIONAL
  RECREATION AREA...NORTHWEST DESERTS AND NORTHWEST PLATEAU. IN
  SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK...EASTERN
  MOJAVE DESERT...EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES...OWENS VALLEY...WESTERN
  MOJAVE DESERT AND WHITE MOUNTAINS OF INYO COUNTY. IN NEVADA...
  ESMERALDA AND CENTRAL NYE COUNTY...LAKE MEAD NATIONAL
  RECREATION AREA...LAS VEGAS VALLEY...LINCOLN COUNTY...
  NORTHEAST CLARK COUNTY...SHEEP RANGE...SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY...
   SPRING MOUNTAINS-RED ROCK CANYON AND WESTERN CLARK AND
  SOUTHERN NYE COUNTY.

* UNTIL 9 PM PDT /9 PM MST/ THIS EVENING

* A HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT REMAINS IN PLACE IN THE ATMOSPHERE
  ACROSS THE AREA. ANY STRONGER OR SLOWER MOVING THUNDERSTORMS
  COULD UNLEASH HEAVY RAINFALL IN A QUICK PERIOD OF TIME.
  RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN AN HOUR OR LESS...WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...ARE POSSIBLE IN SOME CASES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS COULD BE CLOSED DUE TO WATER FLOWING OVER THEM
  AS WELL AS MUD AND ROCKS WASHING ONTO THEM. ROADWAY PAVEMENT
  MAY BE WASHED AWAY. SOME DIRT AND SECONDARY GRAVEL ROADS COULD
  BE WASHED OUT. RAPID RISES IN WASHES COULD ALSO OCCUR LEADING
  TO FLASH FLOODING DOWNSTREAM. ANY BURN AREAS...SUCH AS THE
  CARPENTER 1 BURN AREA ON MOUNT CHARLESTON...COULD ALSO SEE
  DEBRIS FLOWS TAKE PLACE IF HEAVY RAIN FALLS ON OR RUNS ONTO
  THE BURNED LANDSCAPE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

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