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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:34 AM MDT Jul. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today 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: east slopes Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, far northwest Highlands, Jemez Mountains, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red River, northwest
Highlands, San Juan Mountains, Sandia and Manzano Mountains,
south central mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500
feet, Southwest Mountains, west central mountains, west Central
Plateau and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* From noon MDT today through late tonight

* scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and
will continue through tonight. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per
hour can be expected along with slow storm motion. This is a
particular concern on recent wildfire burn scars, where moderate to
heavy rain will lead to flash flooding with the potential for
dangerous debris flows and mud slides. Other areas that have
recently received heavy rainfall will also be at a greater risk for
flash flooding.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete, Bonita, Diener
Canyon, Bluewater, and buzzard burn scars will be particularly
vulnerable to flash flooding. The greatest concern for flash
flooding exists on the Ute Park burn scar near Cimarron. Keep a
watchful eye on arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying areas,
and stay out of flooded low water crossings. While main Stem river
flooding is not expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks and
streams are 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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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:34 AM MDT Jul. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today 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: east slopes Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, far northwest Highlands, Jemez Mountains, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red River, northwest
Highlands, San Juan Mountains, Sandia and Manzano Mountains,
south central mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500
feet, Southwest Mountains, west central mountains, west Central
Plateau and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* From noon MDT today through late tonight

* scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and
will continue through tonight. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per
hour can be expected along with slow storm motion. This is a
particular concern on recent wildfire burn scars, where moderate to
heavy rain will lead to flash flooding with the potential for
dangerous debris flows and mud slides. Other areas that have
recently received heavy rainfall will also be at a greater risk for
flash flooding.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete, Bonita, Diener
Canyon, Bluewater, and buzzard burn scars will be particularly
vulnerable to flash flooding. The greatest concern for flash
flooding exists on the Ute Park burn scar near Cimarron. Keep a
watchful eye on arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying areas,
and stay out of flooded low water crossings. While main Stem river
flooding is not expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks and
streams are 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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