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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:20 AM MDT on July 30, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on July 30, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch in effect through this 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... Harding
County... northeast Highlands... northern Sangre de Cristo
Mountains above 9500 feet/Red River... Raton ridge/Johnson
Mesa... southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9500 feet and
Union County.

* Through this evening

* slow-moving thunderstorms capable of producing very heavy rain
and flash flooding will be most numerous across north central
and northeast New Mexico through this evening. Another backdoor
cold front will press southward as the day progresses...
providing a focus enhanced storm development.

* Locations where the ground is already saturated from recent
rainfall will be favored for flash flooding. Other vulnerable
locations will include steep terrain... as well as urban areas
and burn scars. Keep a watchful eye on arroyos and small
streams... and stay out of flooded low water crossings. Monitor
the latest forecasts closely and be prepared to take immediate
action if a warning or advisory is issued.

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.


Kj



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