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358 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch 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.
* Through 5 am MDT tonight...
* As a weak cold front invades northeastern New Mexico it will bring
more moisture to an already moist atmosphere. In addition, 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.
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.