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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:44 PM MDT Jul. 16, 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: 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, southern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet, Southwest Mountains, west central
mountains, west Central Plateau and west slopes Sangre de Cristo
Mountains.

* 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.





Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:44 PM MDT Jul. 16, 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: 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, southern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet, Southwest Mountains, west central
mountains, west Central Plateau and west slopes Sangre de Cristo
Mountains.

* 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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