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New Mexico, San Francisco River Valley

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:55 AM MDT on September 17, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 18, 2014

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Thursday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico... including the
following areas... eastern Lincoln County... lower Rio Grande
Valley... San Francisco River Valley... south Central Highlands...
south central mountains... southwest Chaves County... Southwest
Mountains and upper Tularosa Valley.

* Through Thursday afternoon

* deep tropical moisture will continue to increase over southern
New Mexico today through Thursday. This will result in
widespread rain... heavy at times... with embedded thunderstorms.
Additional rainfall falling upon areas that have already
received heavy rain during the past day or so will increase the
already serious flash flood threat. Of particular concern will
be the upper Gila region and south central mountains and
Highlands where intense downpours could produce rainfall rates
over 2 inches per hour. The flash flood threat will only
increase tonight into Thursday and this extended threat period
could result in potentially life-threatening flash flood

* The flash flooding threat will be especially high downstream of
recent burn scars. Abrupt flows of water... ash... and debris
could develop after heavy downpours impact the area. Residents
and travelers through the watch area should remain alert as
flash flood warnings may be 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.

Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Arizona - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Flash Flood Watch , Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Idaho - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Special Statement , Record Report
Louisiana - Dense Fog Advisory
Michigan - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Nebraska - Dense Fog Advisory
Nevada - Flash Flood Watch , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
New Mexico - Flash Flood Watch
New York - Freeze Watch
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Special Statement , Record Report
Oregon - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Special Statement
South Dakota - Special Statement
Tennessee - Special Statement
Texas - Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Washington - Record Report
Wisconsin - Special Statement

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