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Flood Watch
Issued: 4:15 AM Aug. 19, 2022 – National Weather Service
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be
possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central,
northeast, northwest, southeast, and west central New Mexico,
including the following areas, in central New Mexico, Central
Highlands, Eastern Lincoln County, Estancia Valley, Lower Rio
Grande Valley, Middle Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque
Metro Area, San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands, Sandia and
Manzano Mountains including Edgewood, South Central Highlands and
Upper Tularosa Valley. In east central New Mexico, Curry County,
De Baca County, Guadalupe County, Quay County and Roosevelt
County. In north central New Mexico, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, Espanola Valley, Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass,
Jemez Mountains, Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Northwest
Highlands, Santa Fe Metro Area, Southern Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, Tusas Mountains Including Chama and Upper Rio Grande
Valley. In northeast New Mexico, Eastern San Miguel County, Far
Northeast Highlands, Harding County, Johnson and Bartlett Mesas
Including Raton Pass, Northeast Highlands and Union County. In
northwest New Mexico, Chuska Mountains. In southeast New Mexico,
Chaves County Plains and Southwest Chaves County. In west central
New Mexico, San Francisco River Valley, West Central Highlands,
West Central Mountains and West Central Plateau.

* WHEN...From Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- An increase in subtropical moisture will allow for widespread
showers and    thunderstorms Friday afternoon through
Saturday evening. Given  saturated soils from previous heavy
rainfall, it will not take much rain for flash flooding to
occur. In and downstream of recent burn scars will be
especially susceptible to flash flooding.
- http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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