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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:03 AM MDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today through this
evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of northern New Mexico, including
the following areas: east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez
Mountains, northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red
River, San Juan Mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500
feet and west slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* From noon MDT today through this evening

* a very moist atmosphere and an unstable airmass will combine with
the lift provided by the northern mountains to create more showers
and thunderstorms from midday today through early tonight. Some of
the rain will be heavy with one to two inch rain amounts possible.
Slow storm motion will increase the threat for flash flooding. The
greatest concern for flash flooding will be on the recent burn
scars.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete and Bonita burn
scars will be vulnerable to flash flooding. The greatest concern
for flash flooding exists on the Ute Park burn scar near Cimarron
where dangerous debris flows and mud slides are possible over U.S.
Highway 64 between Ute Park and Cimarron. Keep a watchful eye on
arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying areas, and stay out of
flooded low water crossings. While main Stem river flooding is not
expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks and streams are
possible.

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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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:03 AM MDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today through this
evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of northern New Mexico, including
the following areas: east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez
Mountains, northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red
River, San Juan Mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500
feet and west slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* From noon MDT today through this evening

* a very moist atmosphere and an unstable airmass will combine with
the lift provided by the northern mountains to create more showers
and thunderstorms from midday today through early tonight. Some of
the rain will be heavy with one to two inch rain amounts possible.
Slow storm motion will increase the threat for flash flooding. The
greatest concern for flash flooding will be on the recent burn
scars.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete and Bonita burn
scars will be vulnerable to flash flooding. The greatest concern
for flash flooding exists on the Ute Park burn scar near Cimarron
where dangerous debris flows and mud slides are possible over U.S.
Highway 64 between Ute Park and Cimarron. Keep a watchful eye on
arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying areas, and stay out of
flooded low water crossings. While main Stem river flooding is not
expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks and streams are
possible.

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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