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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:42 PM MDT Sep. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... 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, eastern Lincoln County,
Estancia valley, lower Rio Grande Valley, middle Rio Grande
Valley including the Albuquerque Metro area, Sandia and Manzano
Mountains, south Central Highlands, south central mountains,
southwest Chaves County, upper Tularosa Valley, west Central
Highlands, west central mountains and west Central Plateau.

* Through late tonight

* an abrupt surge of subtropical moisture is expected into much of
western and central New Mexico this evening and tonight. This
will lead to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms,
many of which will be capable of producing locally heavy
rainfall.

* High rainfall rates over short durations will likely produce
excessive runoff in many areas, and this could lead to flash
flooding in localized areas. Repeated movement of storms over the
same areas will escalate the flash flooding threat. Wildfire burn
scars will be especially susceptible to flash flooding.

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.





Public Information Statement
Issued: 6:06 PM MDT Sep. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 8 hours.

... County... storm total time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Bernalillo County...
   Miera 2 ENE 0.59 600 PM 9/19
   Albuquerque 6 NE 0.57 600 PM 9/19
   Albuquerque 6 ENE 0.34 600 PM 9/19
      - Comanche and Juan tabo.
   Sandia Park 8 W 0.32 545 PM 9/19
   Albuquerque 6 NNE 0.30 400 PM 9/19
      - elena Gallegos picnic area.
   Sandia Park 4 ESE 0.17 400 PM 9/19

... Catron County...
   Mogollon 8 ENE 0.57 430 PM 9/19
   Reserve 1 WNW 0.44 430 PM 9/19
   Red Hill 1 N 0.41 550 PM 9/19
   Reserve 1 WNW 0.38 430 PM 9/19
      - Reserve RAWS.
   Mogollon 14 se 0.33 550 PM 9/19
   Mogollon 34 ESE 0.28 550 PM 9/19
      - Gila center RAWS.
   Mogollon 1 WSW 0.23 430 PM 9/19
      - Mogollon RAWS.

... Lincoln County...
   Bonito Lake 5 SW 0.64 400 PM 9/19
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 0.47 400 PM 9/19
      - smokey bear RAWS.

... San Miguel County...
   Lower Colonias 5 E 0.35 545 PM 9/19
      - Pecos RAWS.

... Santa Fe County...
   Edgewood 1 NW 0.29 600 PM 9/19

... Socorro County...
   natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 0.57 545 PM 9/19
      - Magdalena RAWS.

... Valencia County...
   Fence Lake 9 ESE 0.23 555 PM 9/19


Chj


606 PM MDT Wed Sep 19 2018

Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 8 hours.

... County... storm total time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Bernalillo County...
   Miera 2 ENE 0.59 600 PM 9/19
   Albuquerque 6 NE 0.57 600 PM 9/19
   Albuquerque 6 ENE 0.34 600 PM 9/19
      - Comanche and Juan tabo.
   Sandia Park 8 W 0.32 545 PM 9/19
   Albuquerque 6 NNE 0.30 400 PM 9/19
      - elena Gallegos picnic area.
   Sandia Park 4 ESE 0.17 400 PM 9/19

... Catron County...
   Mogollon 8 ENE 0.57 430 PM 9/19
   Reserve 1 WNW 0.44 430 PM 9/19
   Red Hill 1 N 0.41 550 PM 9/19
   Reserve 1 WNW 0.38 430 PM 9/19
      - Reserve RAWS.
   Mogollon 14 se 0.33 550 PM 9/19
   Mogollon 34 ESE 0.28 550 PM 9/19
      - Gila center RAWS.
   Mogollon 1 WSW 0.23 430 PM 9/19
      - Mogollon RAWS.

... Lincoln County...
   Bonito Lake 5 SW 0.64 400 PM 9/19
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 0.47 400 PM 9/19
      - smokey bear RAWS.

... San Miguel County...
   Lower Colonias 5 E 0.35 545 PM 9/19
      - Pecos RAWS.

... Santa Fe County...
   Edgewood 1 NW 0.29 600 PM 9/19

... Socorro County...
   natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 0.57 545 PM 9/19
      - Magdalena RAWS.

... Valencia County...
   Fence Lake 9 ESE 0.23 555 PM 9/19


Chj

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:42 PM MDT Sep. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... 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, eastern Lincoln County,
Estancia valley, lower Rio Grande Valley, middle Rio Grande
Valley including the Albuquerque Metro area, Sandia and Manzano
Mountains, south Central Highlands, south central mountains,
southwest Chaves County, upper Tularosa Valley, west Central
Highlands, west central mountains and west Central Plateau.

* Through late tonight

* an abrupt surge of subtropical moisture is expected into much of
western and central New Mexico this evening and tonight. This
will lead to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms,
many of which will be capable of producing locally heavy
rainfall.

* High rainfall rates over short durations will likely produce
excessive runoff in many areas, and this could lead to flash
flooding in localized areas. Repeated movement of storms over the
same areas will escalate the flash flooding threat. Wildfire burn
scars will be especially susceptible to flash flooding.

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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