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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:28 PM MDT Jul. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday
evening...

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: east slopes Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, far northeast Highlands, northeast Highlands, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red River, Raton
ridge and Johnson Mesa, southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500
feet and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* From Monday afternoon through Monday evening

* locally heavy rainfall is likely due to moist low level easterly
winds associated with a cold front as well as increasing
instability, which will lead to scattered to widespread showers
and thunderstorms over the area.

* Extreme caution is advised in and around recent wildfire burn
scars such as Ute Park and Morris creek. Keep a watchful eye on
arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying areas, and stay out of
flooded low water crossings. Rapid rises on area rivers, creeks
and streams will be possible.

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.





Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:28 PM MDT Jul. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday
evening...

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: east slopes Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, far northeast Highlands, northeast Highlands, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red River, Raton
ridge and Johnson Mesa, southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500
feet and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* From Monday afternoon through Monday evening

* locally heavy rainfall is likely due to moist low level easterly
winds associated with a cold front as well as increasing
instability, which will lead to scattered to widespread showers
and thunderstorms over the area.

* Extreme caution is advised in and around recent wildfire burn
scars such as Ute Park and Morris creek. Keep a watchful eye on
arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying areas, and stay out of
flooded low water crossings. Rapid rises on area rivers, creeks
and streams will be possible.

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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