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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 5:57 PM MDT Jul. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
west central San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...

* until 900 PM MDT.

* At 556 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to
begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Las Vegas, Storrie Lake State Park, Romeroville and Montezuma.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Arroyos, streams and normally dry rivers can become raging killer
currents in a matter of minutes. Water in arroyos can travel many
miles and take hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3566 10518 3550 10519 3554 10533 3565 10530


Rjh


524 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

... The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 730 PM MDT for
western San Miguel County...

At 522 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms produced heavy
rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to have
begun in the warned area, along nm65.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
El Porvenir and Gallinas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create sudden and
dangerous flows in arroyos and over low water crossings.


Lat... Lon 3570 10535 3565 10532 3571 10557 3579 10554


Rjh


Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 6:24 PM MDT Jul. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
central San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
southern Mora County in northeastern New Mexico...
northwestern Guadalupe County in east central New Mexico...

* until 930 PM MDT.

* At 623 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Dilia, Villanueva, maes, Villanueva State Park, Anton Chico,
Trujillo, Chapelle, Sena, San Agustin and Los Montoyas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create dangerous flows
in arroyos and over low water crossings. Do not attempt to drive
through these waters. Water in arroyos may travel many miles and take
hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3575 10434 3541 10443 3506 10538 3535 10544
      3582 10469


Rjh



536 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
west central San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
central Santa Fe County in north central New Mexico...

* until 830 PM MDT.

* At 534 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area, including Galisteo creek.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Eldorado at Santa Fe, Cerrillos Hills State Park, Lamy, Madrid,
Galisteo, los Cerrillos and Rowe.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create dangerous flows
in arroyos and over low water crossings. Do not attempt to drive
through these waters. Water in arroyos may travel many miles and take
hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3552 10566 3536 10567 3531 10599 3540 10620
      3550 10614


Rjh



509 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
northeastern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
northwestern Harding County in northeastern New Mexico...
northwestern Union County in northeastern New Mexico...
eastern Mora County in northeastern New Mexico...
eastern Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico...

* until 815 PM MDT.

* At 508 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Folsom, Abbott, Mills and Capulin.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

In mountainous or hilly terrain there are numerous low water
crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not
attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate Route.


Lat... Lon 3575 10435 3583 10475 3699 10420 3700 10385


Rjh


501 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* urban and small stream flood advisory for...
northwestern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
south central Mora County in northeastern New Mexico...

* until 700 PM MDT.

* At 459 PM MDT, trained weather spotters reported heavy rain and
minor street flooding in Las Vegas due to thunderstorms. Drainage
areas along and near the Interstate 25 corrdidor from Watrous to
Las Vegas will continue to see abrupt and excessive runoff with
significant ponding of water in low lying areas and Road
intersections within Las Vegas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Las Vegas, Watrous, Storrie Lake State Park, Sapello, Romeroville
and Montezuma.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely.


Lat... Lon 3548 10523 3552 10532 3587 10523 3577 10478


Shoemake


449 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* urban and small stream flood advisory for...
west central San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
central Santa Fe County in north central New Mexico...

* until 745 PM MDT.

* At 448 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Santa Fe, Eldorado at Santa Fe, Pecos, Tererro, Canada de los
Alamos, La Cienega and Glorieta.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create dangerous flows
in arroyos and over low water crossings. Do not attempt to drive
through these waters. Water in arroyos may travel many miles and take
hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3575 10567 3552 10566 3550 10614 3570 10618


Rjh



1145 am MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

... 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, De Baca County, east slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eastern Lincoln County, eastern San
Miguel County, Estancia valley, far northeast Highlands,
Guadalupe County, Harding County, Jemez Mountains, lower Chama
River Valley, lower Rio Grande Valley, middle Rio Grande
Valley/Albuquerque Metro area, northeast Highlands, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River, northwest Highlands,
Quay County, Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa, San Francisco River
Valley, Sandia/Manzano Mountains, Santa Fe Metro area, south
Central Highlands, south central mountains, southern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet, Southwest Mountains, Union County, upper
Rio Grande Valley, upper Tularosa Valley, west Central Highlands,
west central mountains, west Central Plateau and west slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through late tonight...

* a very moist atmosphere will slowly destabilize this afternoon,
leading to scattered to numerous slow-moving thunderstorms across
much of northern and western New Mexico. Storms may also repeatedly
move over the same area, leading to prolonged heavy downpours.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain. As
soils become saturated from prolonged downpours, flash flooding
will be a threat. Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water
crossings, and river beds could turn to raging torrents during
flash flooding episodes.

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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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 6:24 PM MDT Jul. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
central San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
southern Mora County in northeastern New Mexico...
northwestern Guadalupe County in east central New Mexico...

* until 930 PM MDT.

* At 623 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Dilia, Villanueva, maes, Villanueva State Park, Anton Chico,
Trujillo, Chapelle, Sena, San Agustin and Los Montoyas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create dangerous flows
in arroyos and over low water crossings. Do not attempt to drive
through these waters. Water in arroyos may travel many miles and take
hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3575 10434 3541 10443 3506 10538 3535 10544
      3582 10469


Rjh



536 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
west central San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
central Santa Fe County in north central New Mexico...

* until 830 PM MDT.

* At 534 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area, including Galisteo creek.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Eldorado at Santa Fe, Cerrillos Hills State Park, Lamy, Madrid,
Galisteo, los Cerrillos and Rowe.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create dangerous flows
in arroyos and over low water crossings. Do not attempt to drive
through these waters. Water in arroyos may travel many miles and take
hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3552 10566 3536 10567 3531 10599 3540 10620
      3550 10614


Rjh



509 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
northeastern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
northwestern Harding County in northeastern New Mexico...
northwestern Union County in northeastern New Mexico...
eastern Mora County in northeastern New Mexico...
eastern Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico...

* until 815 PM MDT.

* At 508 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Folsom, Abbott, Mills and Capulin.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

In mountainous or hilly terrain there are numerous low water
crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not
attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate Route.


Lat... Lon 3575 10435 3583 10475 3699 10420 3700 10385


Rjh


501 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* urban and small stream flood advisory for...
northwestern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
south central Mora County in northeastern New Mexico...

* until 700 PM MDT.

* At 459 PM MDT, trained weather spotters reported heavy rain and
minor street flooding in Las Vegas due to thunderstorms. Drainage
areas along and near the Interstate 25 corrdidor from Watrous to
Las Vegas will continue to see abrupt and excessive runoff with
significant ponding of water in low lying areas and Road
intersections within Las Vegas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Las Vegas, Watrous, Storrie Lake State Park, Sapello, Romeroville
and Montezuma.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely.


Lat... Lon 3548 10523 3552 10532 3587 10523 3577 10478


Shoemake


449 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* urban and small stream flood advisory for...
west central San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico...
central Santa Fe County in north central New Mexico...

* until 745 PM MDT.

* At 448 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Santa Fe, Eldorado at Santa Fe, Pecos, Tererro, Canada de los
Alamos, La Cienega and Glorieta.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create dangerous flows
in arroyos and over low water crossings. Do not attempt to drive
through these waters. Water in arroyos may travel many miles and take
hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3575 10567 3552 10566 3550 10614 3570 10618


Rjh



1145 am MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

... 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, De Baca County, east slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eastern Lincoln County, eastern San
Miguel County, Estancia valley, far northeast Highlands,
Guadalupe County, Harding County, Jemez Mountains, lower Chama
River Valley, lower Rio Grande Valley, middle Rio Grande
Valley/Albuquerque Metro area, northeast Highlands, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River, northwest Highlands,
Quay County, Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa, San Francisco River
Valley, Sandia/Manzano Mountains, Santa Fe Metro area, south
Central Highlands, south central mountains, southern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet, Southwest Mountains, Union County, upper
Rio Grande Valley, upper Tularosa Valley, west Central Highlands,
west central mountains, west Central Plateau and west slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through late tonight...

* a very moist atmosphere will slowly destabilize this afternoon,
leading to scattered to numerous slow-moving thunderstorms across
much of northern and western New Mexico. Storms may also repeatedly
move over the same area, leading to prolonged heavy downpours.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain. As
soils become saturated from prolonged downpours, flash flooding
will be a threat. Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water
crossings, and river beds could turn to raging torrents during
flash flooding episodes.

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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