Estancia Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:23 PM MDT on July 02, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until midnight MDT tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central nm... including the following
areas... Central Highlands... Curry County... De Baca County... east
slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains... eastern San Miguel County...
Estancia valley... far northeast Highlands... Guadalupe County...
Harding County... Jemez Mountains... middle Rio Grande
Valley/Albuquerque Metro area... northeast Highlands... northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River... northwest
Highlands... Quay County... Roosevelt County... Sandia/Manzano
Mountains... Santa Fe Metro area... south Central Highlands...
southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet... west Central
Highlands... west central mountains and west slopes Sangre de
Cristo Mountains.

* Until midnight MDT tonight

* a very moist and unstable atmosphere along with afternoon
heating has led to the development of numerous showers and
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. This activity will move
slowly southward over the area and increase the threat for
flash flooding through this evening.

* Wildfire burn scar areas... steep terrain... and urban drainage
basins will be the most susceptible to flash flooding through
this evening. A few areas may pick up to 2 inches of rain...
with even higher amounts possible where storms repeatedly
impact the same area.

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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