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Flash Flood Watch

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on September 20, 2018
Statement as of 4:29 PM MDT on September 18, 2018

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late
Wednesday night...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of north and central New Mexico,
including the following areas: San Francisco River Valley and
Southwest Mountains.

* From Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night

* an abrupt surge of subtropical moisture is expected into
southwestern New Mexico late Wednesday into Wednesday night. This
will lead to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, many
of which will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall.

* High rainfall rates over short durations will likely lead to
excessive runoff in many areas, and this could lead to flash
flooding in localized areas. Repeated movement of storms over the
same areas will also escalate the flash flooding threat. Wildfire
burn scars will be especially susceptible to flash flooding,
including the buzzard wildfire burn scar.

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

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on September 20, 2018
Statement as of 4:29 PM MDT on September 18, 2018

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late
Wednesday night...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of north and central New Mexico,
including the following areas: San Francisco River Valley and
Southwest Mountains.

* From Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night

* an abrupt surge of subtropical moisture is expected into
southwestern New Mexico late Wednesday into Wednesday night. This
will lead to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, many
of which will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall.

* High rainfall rates over short durations will likely lead to
excessive runoff in many areas, and this could lead to flash
flooding in localized areas. Repeated movement of storms over the
same areas will also escalate the flash flooding threat. Wildfire
burn scars will be especially susceptible to flash flooding,
including the buzzard wildfire burn scar.

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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