RIO ARRIBA County, New Mexico
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Flash Flood Watch
NMZ510>516-527>529-300600-
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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-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
948 AM MDT MON JUN 29 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NM...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS...FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500
FEET/RED RIVER...RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA...SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET...UPPER RIO GRANDE
VALLEY AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. ABUNDANT
ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE WILL ALLOW STORMS TO ONCE AGAIN PRODUCE
HEAVY RAINFALL. STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING MAY PRODUCE AN
ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES.

* A LARGE PORTION OF THE WATCH AREA HAS RECEIVED BETWEEN 1 TO 3
INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THE PAST 4 DAYS. THESE AREAS THAT HAVE
RECEIVED THE HEAVY RAINFALL IN ADDITION TO THE LAS
CONCHAS...THOMPSON RIDGE...JAROSO...PACHECO AND TRES LAGUNAS
BURN SCARS WILL ESPECIALLY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING.

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.

&&

$$
Special Weather Statement
NMZ511-517-292330-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
502 PM MDT MON JUN 29 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL RIO ARRIBA COUNTY
UNTIL 530 PM MDT...

AT 502 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7 MILES EAST OF ABIQUIU...OR 16 MILES NORTHWEST
OF ESPANOLA...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 25 MPH.

PENNY SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ESPANOLA...ABIQUIU...HERNANDEZ...MEDANALES...CHILI AND LAS PLACITAS.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 285 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 337 AND 344...AND
BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 350 AND 353.

HEAVY RAINS WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADS AND IN LOW SPOTS. FAST
RUNNING WATER WILL QUICKLY FILL ARROYOS AND DITCHES.

&&

LAT...LON 3630 10604 3595 10613 3613 10644 3630 10624
3630 10623 3633 10620
TIME...MOT...LOC 2302Z 027DEG 20KT 3622 10619

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