Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
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Flood Advisory
NMC039-055-240045-
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RIO ARRIBA-TAOS-
445 PM MDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
SOUTHERN TAOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

* UNTIL 645 PM MDT

* AT 440 PM MDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
HEAVY RAIN FROM SEVERAL SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS IMPACTS AREAS
SOUTH OF TAOS ALONG STATE ROAD 518 TO INCLUDE TALPA...VADITO...AS
WELL AS TRES RITOS...PENASCO...AND PILAR. RAINFALL RATES NEAR ONE
INCH PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE STRONGER STORMS. THE
STORMS WILL SLOWLY MOVE TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH OR LESS.

* STRONG FLOWS AND HIGH WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED IN ARROYOS...SMALL
STREAMS AND OVER LOW WATER CROSSINGS. RAPID RUNOFF CAN ALSO BE
EXPECTED IMMEDIATELY OVER AND DOWNSTREAM FROM WILDFIRE BURN SCARS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOTH LOCALIZED AND DISTANT HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CREATE DANGEROUS FLOWS
IN ARROYOS AND OVER LOW WATER CROSSINGS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE
THROUGH THESE WATERS. WATER IN ARROYOS MAY TRAVEL MANY MILES AND TAKE
HOURS TO REACH YOUR LOCATION FROM UPSTREAM RAIN AREAS.

THE HEAVY RAINFALL AND SLOW MOVEMENT OF THESE STORMS MAY RESULT IN
FLOODING OF ROAD INTERSECTIONS AND LOW-LYING AREAS. WATERS MAY BEGIN
TO RUN IN NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS.

&&

LAT...LON 3633 10551 3632 10537 3625 10538 3624 10541
3619 10540 3613 10542 3602 10553 3604 10593
3617 10601 3623 10597 3627 10585 3635 10576
3639 10565

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