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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1247 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

NMZ508-509-520-524>526-538>540-180400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FF.A.0015.000000T0000Z-140919T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
1247 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

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

* THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON

* DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER SOUTHERN
  AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN
  WIDESPREAD RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS.
  ADDITIONAL RAIN FALLING ON AREAS THAT HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED
  HEAVY RAIN DURING THE PAST DAY OR SO WILL INCREASE THE ALREADY
  SERIOUS FLASH FLOOD THREAT. OF PARTICULAR CONCERN WILL BE THE
  UPPER GILA REGION...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND HIGHLANDS WHERE
  INTENSE DOWNPOURS COULD PRODUCE RAINFALL RATES OVER 2 INCHES PER
  HOUR. THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE INTO
  THURSDAY AND THIS EXTENDED THREAT PERIOD COULD RESULT IN
  POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOOD SITUATIONS. MINOR
  FLOODING COULD ALSO DEVELOP IN LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE SAN
  FRANCISO RIVER AS WELL AS THE RIO BONITO.

* THE FLASH FLOODING THREAT WILL BE ESPECIALLY HIGH DOWNSTREAM OF
  RECENT BURN SCARS. ABRUPT FLOWS OF WATER...ASH...AND DEBRIS
  COULD DEVELOP AFTER HEAVY DOWNPOURS IMPACT THE AREA. RESIDENTS
  AND TRAVELERS THROUGH THE WATCH AREA SHOULD REMAIN ALERT AS
  FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS MAY BE 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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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1154 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

NMZ508-509-520-524>526-536>540-172000-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...FORT SUMNER...GLENWOOD...
GRAN QUIVIRA...PICACHO...PORTALES...QUEMADO...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...
SOCORRO
1154 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.NOW...
SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SCATTERED FROM THE UPPER
GILA REGION OF THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS TO THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS. THE MOST RAINFALL WILL BE
CONCENTRATED MOUNTAINAIR...PORTALES AND ARCH. ISOLATED RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE
ALERT TO PONDING OF WATER AS WELL AS FAST FLOWING WATER OVER LOW
WATER CROSSINGS.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
609 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

NMZ501>540-181215-
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 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-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
609 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ODILE WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE
AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. WIDESPREAD RAIN AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL FOCUS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AREAS THROUGH TONIGHT. OF
PARTICULAR CONCERN WILL BE THE UPPER GILA AND SOUTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAIN REGIONS WHERE AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN IS
EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE VICINITY OF THE
WHITEWATER BALDY BURN SCAR. FARTHER NORTH...ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST
WITH SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS COVERAGE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.STORM
MOTIONS WILL BE SLOW AND RAINFALL COULD BECOME HEAVY. A FEW
STORMS MAY ALSO PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT STILL LOOK TO BE THE MOST CRITICAL PERIOD
FOR FLOODING AND FLASH FLOODING...AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE PASS
OVER THE HEART OF THE STATE. THE THREAT OF AREAL FLOODING AND
POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING WILL BE GREATEST IN
THE WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE SOUTH
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS BUT LOCALIZED FLASH
FLOODING WILL BE A THREAT AREAWIDE. A SLOW AND GRADUAL DRYING AND
CLEARING TREND IS EXPECTED IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO ON FRIDAY...BUT
EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE STATE COULD CONTINUE TO SEE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WITH A LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THREAT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND ANY FLOODING
THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637.

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