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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 10:47 PM MDT Jul. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 5 am MDT Thursday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the following
areas: Central Highlands, east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains,
eastern San Miguel County, far northeast Highlands, Guadalupe
County, Harding County, northeast Highlands, northern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River, Quay County, Raton ridge/Johnson
Mesa, southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet and Union County.


* Until 5 am MDT Thursday

* a cold front will invade northeastern New Mexico overnight and
bring additional moisture to fuel heavy rainfall. In addition to
the added moisture to the system, very light winds aloft will
steer storms in a very slow fashion, leading to prolonged heavy
downpours. The potential for storms to repeatedly move over the
same local area is also high along and near the frontal boundary.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain. As
soils become saturated from prolonged downpours, flash flooding
will be a threat. Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water
crossings, and river beds could turn to raging torrents during
flash flooding episodes.

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: 10:47 PM MDT Jul. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 5 am MDT Thursday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the following
areas: Central Highlands, east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains,
eastern San Miguel County, far northeast Highlands, Guadalupe
County, Harding County, northeast Highlands, northern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River, Quay County, Raton ridge/Johnson
Mesa, southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet and Union County.


* Until 5 am MDT Thursday

* a cold front will invade northeastern New Mexico overnight and
bring additional moisture to fuel heavy rainfall. In addition to
the added moisture to the system, very light winds aloft will
steer storms in a very slow fashion, leading to prolonged heavy
downpours. The potential for storms to repeatedly move over the
same local area is also high along and near the frontal boundary.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain. As
soils become saturated from prolonged downpours, flash flooding
will be a threat. Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water
crossings, and river beds could turn to raging torrents during
flash flooding episodes.

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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