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New Mexico, Central Highlands

Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 11:51 PM MDT on July 28, 2014

Expires 5:30 AM EDT on July 29, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch in effect until 6 am MDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of north and central New
Mexico... including the following areas... Central Highlands...
Chaves County plains... Curry County... De Baca County... eastern
Lincoln County... Estancia valley... Guadalupe County... Quay
County... Roosevelt County... Sandia/Manzano Mountains... south
Central Highlands and southwest Chaves County.

* Until 6 am MDT Tuesday

* an upper level disturbance will shift slowly eastward across
northern New Mexico triggering showers and thunderstorms from
the Central Mountain chain eastward for the remainder of
tonight. With weak steering flow aloft and a very moist airmass
in place... slow moving thunderstorms will be capable of
producing very heavy rain and flash flooding.

* Locations where the ground is already saturated from recent
rainfall will be favored for flash flooding for the remainder
tonight. Other vulnerable locations will include steep
terrain... urban areas and burn scars. Keep a watchful eye on
arroyos and small streams... and stay out of flooded low water
crossings. Monitor the latest forecasts closely and be prepared
to take immediate action if a warning or advisory is 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.





1133 PM MDT Mon Jul 28 2014

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued an

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
western Torrance County in central New Mexico

* until 330 am MDT

* at 1130 PM MDT National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
slow moving thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall from the
east slopes of the Manzano Mountains eastward to Estancia and
Willard. These storms are capable of producing rainfall at rates
of 1 to 1.5 inches per hour. Heavy rain will impact flows in all
drainages leading east off the Manzano Mountains. This include
arroyos and low water crossing along portions of highways 55...
542... 337... 42... including Highway 60.

* Strong flows and high water levels are expected in arroyos... small
streams and over low water crossings. Rapid runoff can also be
expected immediately over and downstream from wildfire burn scars.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to tell how much
water is on the Road... do not drive through fast moving water of
unknown depth.

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 3426 10642 3487 10642 3487 10567 3426 10561





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:31 AM MDT on July 29, 2014


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 13 hours.

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

... Bernalillo County...
   Sedillo 2 WNW 0.70 936 PM 7/28

... Catron County...
   Luna 1 ENE 0.26 607 PM 7/28
      - Luna RAWS.
   Mogollon 14 se 0.16 505 PM 7/28
   Quemado Lake 6 SSE 0.11 412 PM 7/28
      - Slaughter RAWS.
   Beaverhead 0.10 608 PM 7/28
      - Beaverhead RAWS.
   Mogollon 10 ESE 0.10 421 PM 7/28

... Chaves County...
   Roswell 4 SSE 0.83 1219 am 7/29
      - krow ASOS.

... Cibola County...
   Acoma Pueblo 19 SW 0.47 549 PM 7/28
      - Brushy Mountain RAWS.
   Pine Hill 14 SSE 0.19 634 PM 7/28
      - Ramah RAWS.
   El Morro 16 SSE 0.13 625 PM 7/28
      - malpias lava flow RAWS.

... Lincoln County...
   Picacho 1.17 1200 PM 7/28
   Alto 1 se 1.02 415 PM 7/28
   Capitan 1 S 0.61 400 PM 7/28
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 0.49 400 PM 7/28
      - smokey bear RAWS.
   Alto 2 se 0.35 326 PM 7/28
   Bonito Lake 6 WSW 0.28 315 PM 7/28
   Bonito Lake 5 WNW 0.24 330 PM 7/28
   Bonito Lake 5 SW 0.20 315 PM 7/28

... McKinley County...
   Gallup 3 WNW 0.57 652 PM 7/28
      - kgup ASOS.

... Mora County...
   Gascon 1 WNW 0.39 802 PM 7/28
      - Bartley RAWS.

... Quay County...
   house 2.50 700 PM 7/28

... Rio Arriba County...
   Coyote 7 SSW 0.58 800 PM 7/28
      - Coyote RAWS.
   Truchas 3 ENE 0.42 611 PM 7/28
      - Truchas RAWS.
   Dulce 0.40 751 PM 7/28
      - Dulce RAWS.
   Monero 12 S 0.16 200 PM 7/28
      - Stone Lake RAWS.

... Roosevelt County...
   Tolar 13 se 0.19 807 PM 7/28
      - Melrose range RAWS.

... San Juan County...
   Farmington 2 W 0.12 553 PM 7/28
      - kfmn ASOS.
   Narbona Pass 0.10 751 PM 7/28
      - Narbona Pass RAWS.

... San Miguel County...
   Lower Colonias 5 E 0.70 1222 am 7/29
      - Pecos RAWS.

... Sandoval County...
   La Cueva 2 SSE 0.70 801 PM 7/28
      - jemez RAWS.
   Jemez Springs 11 NE 0.20 801 PM 7/28

... Socorro County...
   natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 0.73 503 PM 7/28
      - Magdalena RAWS.
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 11 se 0.16 734 PM 7/28

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 0.95 1223 am 7/29
      - kcqc ASOS.
   Mountainair 1 W 0.63 1223 am 7/29
      - Mountainair RAWS.

Preliminary hail reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 13 hours.

... County... size time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Roosevelt County...
   Kenna 1 E 0.2 740 PM 7/28

Preliminary peak thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 13 hours.

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

... McKinley County...
   Gallup 3 WNW 40.0 130 PM 7/28
      - kgup ASOS.


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