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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 2:19 PM MDT on July 31, 2015

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on August 01, 2015


The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
northwestern Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico...
east central Rio Arriba County in north central New Mexico...
Taos County in north central New Mexico...

* until 415 PM MDT

* at 217 PM MDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
heavy rain due to numerous thunderstorms in Taos County and
bordering portions of Colfax and Rio Arriba counties. Stronger
storms were producing rain at a rate near 1.25 inches per hour.

* Locations impacted include...
Taos... Questa... Angel Fire... Red River... Eagle Nest... Taos Ski
Valley... Eagle Nest Lake State Park... Shady Brook... Talpa and
Arroyo Hondo.

This includes Highway 285 between mile markers 356 and 377.

Other locations affected include the following locations
Agua Piedra Campground... Capulin campground... Cebolla Mesa
campground... Columbine campground... comales campground... Cuchillo
campground... Cuchillo de medio campground... Duran Canyon
campground... Elephant Rock campground... Fawn Lakes campground... Goat
Hill campground... Hodges campground... junebug campground... la sombra
campground... las petacas campground... lower Hondo campground...
mccrystal creek campground... Santa Barbara campground... upper La
Junta campground... orilla Verde Recreation Area... wild rivers
Recreation Area... urraca wildlife area... Enchanted Forest cross
country ski area... Red River ski area... Sipapu ski area... High Bridge
Overlook... flechado picnic area... County line river access... John
Dunn bridge river access... Lee trail river access... quartzite river
access... Rio Costilla Access Point... Taos Junction bridge river
access... Red River state Fish Hatchery... and Rio Grande gorge visitor
center.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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 3699 10503 3637 10528 3626 10535 3623 10540
      3619 10539 3602 10551 3599 10555 3622 10604
      3665 10592 3700 10576

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1206 PM MDT Fri Jul 31 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central nm... including the following
areas... Central Highlands... De Baca County... east slopes Sangre
de Cristo Mountains... eastern San Miguel County... Estancia
valley... far northeast Highlands... far northwest Highlands...
Guadalupe County... Harding County... Jemez Mountains... lower Chama
River Valley... northeast Highlands... northern Sangre de Cristos
above 9500 feet/Red River... northwest Highlands... Quay County...
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... Union County... upper Rio Grande Valley... west Central
Highlands... west central mountains... west Central Plateau and
west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through late tonight

* a very moist air mass remains in place over much of New Mexico...
and additional showers and thunderstorms are expected to
periodically develop today and tonight. There is potential for
periods of heavy rainfall... and rainfall rates will commonly
approach 1 to 3 inches per hour with some heavier downpours
possible in localized areas.

* Flash flooding will be most susceptible 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 4:25 PM EDT on July 31, 2015

National Weather Service Albuquerque nm
0224pm PM MDT Fri Jul 31 2015

... Des Moines... Clayton area weather radio back in service...

The NOAA Weather Radio transmitter serving the Des Moines and
Clayton area is currently back up and running. Station W x l 90
operates on a frequency of 162.550 megahertz... and serves portions
of northeast New Mexico... including Union... Colfax... Harding and
Mora counties.

Thank you for your patience during the outage.


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