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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
224 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

NMC027-053-057-302215-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FA.Y.0357.150730T2024Z-150730T2215Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SOCORRO-LINCOLN-TORRANCE-
224 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL SOCORRO COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...
  NORTH CENTRAL LINCOLN COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...
  SOUTHWESTERN TORRANCE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 415 PM MDT

* AT 219 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  HEAVY RAIN DUE TO SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS. RADAR ESTIMATED
  BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN PARTS OF THE ADVISORY
  AREA FROM THE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS SLOWLY MOVING TO THE NORTH
  NORTHWEST. THE POTENTIAL TRAINING OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS COULD
  RESULT IN AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL. THESE WILL
  RESULT IN AREAS OF STANDING WATER ON ROADS AND IN DITCHES...MUDDY
  AND POTENTIALLY IMPASSABLE DIRT BACK ROADS...AND INCREASED FLOWS
  IN THE FEW RIVER BEDS IN THE AREA. COUNTY ROAD 55 AND 42 AS WELL
  AS PARTS OF US HIGHWAY 54 MAY HAVE STANDING WATER...SO USE CAUTION
  DRIVING ON THESE ROADWAYS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  CARRIZOZO...CORONA...WILLARD...CLAUNCH...WHITE OAKS...GRAN
  QUIVIRA...CEDARVALE...JICARILLA AND ANCHO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE HEAVY RAINFALL AND SLOW MOVEMENT OF THESE STORMS MAY RESULT IN
FLOODING OF ROAD INTERSECTIONS AND LOW-LYING
AREAS.  WATERS MAY BEGIN TO RUN IN NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS.

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN FLOODING OF ROAD INTERSECTIONS AND LOW
LYING AREAS.  WATERS MAY BEGIN TO RUN IN NORMALLY
DRY ARROYOS AND SPILL OVER THE BANKS OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS.

&&

LAT...LON 3460 10560 3405 10560 3363 10573 3359 10592
      3443 10629 3464 10607

$$




Flood Advisory

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
141 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

NMC027-302130-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FA.Y.0356.150730T1941Z-150730T2130Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
LINCOLN-
141 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 330 PM MDT

* AT 136 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  HEAVY RAIN DUE TO SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS. THESE STORMS ARE
  LOCATED MAINLY OVER WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE LITTLE BEAR BURN
  AREA...DROPPING RAINFALL AT INCH AN HOUR RATES. THIS WATER WILL
  MAINLY FLOW WEST INTO THE TULAROSA VALLEY...THOUGH AREAS NEAR
  NOGAL PEAK AND THE END OF FOREST SERVICE ROAD 107 COULD SEE
  IMPACTS FROM WATER RUNOFF. AVOID ARROYOS AND OTHER LOW LYING
  GROUND AS ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP NEAR THE ADVISORY
  AREA.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  OSCURO.

THIS WILL IMPACT THE LITTLE BEAR BURN SCAR INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO HIGHWAY 70 FROM BISCUIT HILL TO RIVERSIDE OR
FROM MILE POSTS 267 TO 300...AND HIGHWAY 48 FROM RUIDOSO TO ESCUDILLA
RANCH OR FROM MILE POSTS 0 TO 17. OF PARTICULAR
CONCERN WILL BE HIGHWAY 48 AT SKI RUN ROAD...EAGLE CREEK...
INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 37 AND 48...RIO BONITO...AND ESCUDILLA...
MAGADO CREEK.

EVEN MODERATE RAINFALL IN UPSTREAM WATERSHEDS WILL RESULT IN RAPID
AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FLOWS ALONG THE RIO RUIDOSO...
EAGLE CREEK...LITTLE CREEK...MAGADO CREEK...RIO BONITO AND THE RIO
HONDO FROM THE HIGHWAY 70 AND 380 JUNCTION TO RIVERSIDE.
PLEASE CONTACT LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR EVACUATION PROCEDURES AND
ROUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RUNOFF FROM RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED WATER LEVELS WITHIN
VULNERABLE DRAINAGES IN AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE
LITTLE BEAR FIRE BURN AREA.

THE HEAVY RAINFALL AND SLOW MOVEMENT OF THESE STORMS MAY RESULT IN
FLOODING OF ROAD INTERSECTIONS AND LOW-LYING
AREAS.  WATERS MAY BEGIN TO RUN IN NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS.

&&

LAT...LON 3355 10607 3363 10576 3339 10574 3339 10612

$$




Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1129 AM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

NMZ501>537-310300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FF.A.0011.000000T0000Z-150731T1000Z/
/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-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-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/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-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
1129 AM MDT THU JUL 30 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...CHUSKA MOUNTAINS...CURRY COUNTY...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...LOWER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA...
  NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500
  FEET/RED RIVER...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST PLATEAU...QUAY
  COUNTY...RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA...ROOSEVELT COUNTY...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 MOUNTAINS...UNION COUNTY...UPPER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY...UPPER TULAROSA 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 MANY AREAS HAVE ALREADY OBSERVED MODERATE TO
  LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL SINCE WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL ESCALATE THE
  THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING THROUGH TONIGHT AS REPEATED BURSTS OF
  SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY REDEVELOP WITH THE POTENTIAL
  FOR ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL. 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 AND
  RECENTLY BURNED FORESTS...AS WELL AS URBAN DRAINAGES...AND AREAS
  THAT RECENTLY EXPERIENCED HEAVY RAINFALL. SOME MINOR FLOODING IS
  ALSO POSSIBLE ON TRIBUTARIES LEADING TO MAIN STEM RIVERS OVER
  NORTHERN AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO.

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.

&&

$$

GUYER




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