Socorro County, NM
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Flash Flood Warning
NMC003-053-010045-
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SOCORRO NM-CATRON NM-
537 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM MDT FOR EAST
CENTRAL CATRON AND SOUTHWESTERN SOCORRO COUNTIES...

AT 526 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN NEAR THE BEAVERHEAD
WORK CENTER. ELSEWHERE...LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WAS FALLING.
HIGHWAYS 59...163 AND 52 WILL MOST LIKELY BE IMPACTED BY HEAVY RUNOFF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3386 10813 3388 10762 3347 10761 3346 10796
3347 10799 3342 10800 3342 10807

$$
Flash Flood Watch
NMZ504-506>508-511-512-514-515-518-521>523-529-010300-
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NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
1217 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE
CRISTO MOUNTAINS...ESTANCIA VALLEY...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...NORTHEAST
HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS...
SANTA FE METRO AREA...SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE
9500 FEET...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...WEST
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN PLACE AND PASSING DISTURBANCES ALOFT WILL
PRODUCE SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE
OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING. STORMS SHOULD BECOME MOST
WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE WEST AND NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN THE FOCUS SHOULD SHIFT TO THE CENTRAL AND NORTH
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS DURING THE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. SLOW STORM MOTIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH MOST CELLS
DRIFTING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST OR SOUTH.

* LOCATIONS WHERE THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED FROM RECENT
RAINFALL WILL BE FAVORED FOR FLASH FLOODING. 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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