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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
304 AM MDT Tue Jul 16 2024

NMZ211-212-214-215-218>224-226-229-162215-
/O.CON.KABQ.FA.A.0018.240717T1800Z-240718T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-Southern
Sangre de Cristo Mountains-East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Santa Fe Metro Area-Middle Rio Grande Valley including the
Albuquerque Metro Area-Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia and Manzano
Mountains including Edgewood-Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-
South Central Highlands-South Central Mountains-Northeast
Highlands-
304 AM MDT Tue Jul 16 2024

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be
  possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central New Mexico from the Jemez Mountains
  and Sangre de Cristo Mountains including the Hermit`s Peak/Calf
  Canyon burn scar and Las Vegas southward to the South-Central
  Mountains including Ruidoso, including the Rio Grande Valley from
  Santa Fe to Albuquerque to Socorro, the Estancia Basin, the
  Sandia/Manzano Mountains, and the Central and South-Central
  Highlands.

* WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
  There is a heightened risk of flash flooding on recent burn scars,
  including the South Fork, Blue 2, Salt, McBride, and Hermit`s
  Peak/Calf Canyon burn scars. Urban areas like the Albuquerque
  metro will also see a heightened risk of flash flooding.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - The combination of a significant uptick in moisture and
    increased coverage of afternoon and evening storms will
    result in a heightened risk of locally heavy rainfall
    producing flash flooding.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood
Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared
to take action should flooding develop.

&&

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