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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:01 AM MDT on August 02, 2015

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 03, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today through this
evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of north and central nm...
including the following areas... Central Highlands... Chuska
Mountains... east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains... eastern San
Miguel County... Estancia valley... far northeast Highlands... far
northwest Highlands... Guadalupe County... Jemez Mountains... lower
Chama River Valley... middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro
area... northeast Highlands... northern Sangre de Cristos above
9500 feet/Red River... northwest Highlands... northwest plateau...
Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa... San Francisco River Valley... San Juan
Mountains... Sandia/Manzano Mountains... Santa Fe Metro area...
southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet... Southwest
Mountains... upper Rio Grande Valley... west Central Highlands...
west central mountains... west Central Plateau and west slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* From noon MDT today through this evening

* a very moist airmass remains in place over much of New Mexico...
and this will once again support scattered to numerous showers
and thunderstorms... primarily over central to northwestern New
Mexico. Periods of heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding
with rainfall rates commonly approaching 1 to 3 inches per
hour.

* Locales that will be most susceptible to flash flooding include
those around steep terrain... urban drainages... and areas that
have recently experienced heavy rainfall over the past few days.

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

Statement as of 9:21 PM MDT on August 01, 2015


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 9 hours.

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

... Cibola County...
   San Fidel 0.30 600 PM 8/01

... Guadalupe County...
   Santa Rosa 1.60 730 PM 8/01
   Santa Rosa 1.00 620 PM 8/01
   Newkirk 7 N 0.31 529 PM 8/01

... Lincoln County...
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 0.12 526 PM 8/01
      - smokey bear RAWS.

... McKinley County...
   Gallup 3 WNW 0.27 521 PM 8/01
      - kgup ASOS.

... Mora County...
   Gascon 1 WNW 1.14 525 PM 8/01
      - Bartley RAWS.

... Quay County...
   San Jon 0.10 746 PM 8/01

... Rio Arriba County...
   El Vado 12 SSW 0.66 525 PM 8/01
      - Deadman Peak RAWS.

... Sandoval County...
   La Cueva 2 SSE 0.69 525 PM 8/01
      - jemez RAWS.

... Santa Fe County...
   Agua Fria 5 N 3.35 322 PM 8/01
   Santa Fe 3 NW 1.58 324 PM 8/01
   Tesuque 3 SW 1.48 324 PM 8/01
   Santa Fe 2 N 0.60 330 PM 8/01
   Santa Fe 1 NNW 0.58 401 PM 8/01

... Socorro County...
   natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 0.59 524 PM 8/01
      - Magdalena RAWS.

Preliminary peak thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 9 hours.

... County... wind speed time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Guadalupe County...
   Santa Rosa 60.0 620 PM 8/01
   Newkirk 7 N 50.0 529 PM 8/01

... McKinley County...
   Gallup 3 WNW 43.0 429 PM 8/01
      - kgup ASOS.

... Taos County...
   Talpa 1 se 41.0 225 PM 8/01


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