Union County, NM
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Flash Flood Watch
NMZ501>515-526>532-291000-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
UNION COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
837 PM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM MDT TUESDAY...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...CHUSKA MOUNTAINS...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS...EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...HARDING COUNTY...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE
9500 FEET/RED RIVER...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST PLATEAU...
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY...SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...UNION COUNTY...
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL
PLATEAU AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* UNTIL 4 AM MDT TUESDAY

* AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL SHIFT SLOWLY FROM WEST CENTRAL
TO NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TONIGHT. WITH WEAK STEERING FLOW
ALOFT AND A VERY MOIST AIRMASS IN PLACE...SLOW MOVING
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN AND
FLASH FLOODING.

* THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED FROM RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO...AS WELL AS THE
WESTERN...NORTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...MAKING THESE
LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING TONIGHT.
OTHER VULNERABLE LOCATIONS WILL INCLUDE STEEP TERRAIN...URBAN
AREAS AND BURN SCARS. KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON ARROYOS AND SMALL
STREAMS...AND STAY OUT OF FLOODED LOW WATER CROSSINGS. MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS CLOSELY AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE
ACTION IF A WARNING OR ADVISORY IS ISSUED.

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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