SOCORRO County, New Mexico
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Flash Flood Watch
NMZ508-509-523-526-533>540-211830-
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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
416 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS...
CURRY COUNTY...DE BACA COUNTY...EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY...
GUADALUPE COUNTY...QUAY COUNTY...ROOSEVELT COUNTY...SAN FRANCISCO
RIVER VALLEY...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY
AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WILL TRACK
SLOWLY EASTWARD TODAY AND PASS THROUGH THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
ROCKIES MONDAY. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
MOIST LOW LEVEL EAST WINDS ALONG WITH A TAP OF MONSOON MOISTURE
FROM MEXICO IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF THESE FEATURES WILL
LEAD TO INCREASED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY AND THE
LIKELIHOOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE WATCH AREA.

* LOCATIONS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL RECENTLY WILL BE
MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING. OTHER VULNERABLE LOCATIONS
INCLUDE POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...STEEP TERRAIN AND BURN SCARS SUCH
AS THE LITTLE BEAR AND WHITEWATER BALDY. KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON
SMALL STREAMS AND ARROYOS...AND AVOID FLOODED LOW WATER
CROSSINGS.

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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