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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 7:02 PM MDT Jul. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
southeastern Valencia County in central New Mexico...
north central Socorro County in central New Mexico...
southwestern Torrance County in central New Mexico...

* until 900 PM MDT.

* At 700 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include the vicinity
of...
Valencia, Los Lunas, Belen, Rio communities north, Veguita, El
Cerro mission, Jarales, Los Trujillos-Gabaldon, Tome and Casa
Colorada. This includes all the drainages flowing into the Rio
Grande from the east, as well as the Rio Puerco in Socorro County
to the Rio Grande (due to heavy rain farther upstream).

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Remember, ditches are deadly. A gentle flow of water can become a
raging torrent in a matter of minutes.


Lat... Lon 3479 10644 3431 10639 3430 10647 3433 10664
      3437 10684 3441 10687 3452 10690 3480 10684


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640 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
southeastern Cibola County in west central New Mexico...
northwestern Valencia County in central New Mexico...
northern Socorro County in central New Mexico...
Bernalillo County in central New Mexico...

* until 845 PM MDT.

* At 638 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to numerous
slow moving thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream
flooding in the advisory area.

* Flooding will remain over mainly rural areas of southeastern
Cibola... northwestern Valencia... northern Socorro and Bernalillo
counties. This includes the Rio San Jose, Rio Puerco, Arroyo
Comanche and Arroyo Monte largo. Highway 6 will be impacted with a
lot of heavy ponding and flooding of any low laying areas from
mile markers 4 to 24.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


Lat... Lon 3492 10690 3470 10684 3453 10687 3458 10706
      3458 10737 3478 10734 3497 10719 3497 10713
      3499 10700


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1145 am MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
following areas: Central Highlands, De Baca County, east slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eastern Lincoln County, eastern San
Miguel County, Estancia valley, far northeast Highlands,
Guadalupe County, Harding County, Jemez Mountains, lower Chama
River Valley, lower Rio Grande Valley, middle Rio Grande
Valley/Albuquerque Metro area, northeast Highlands, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River, northwest Highlands,
Quay County, Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa, San Francisco River
Valley, Sandia/Manzano Mountains, Santa Fe Metro area, south
Central Highlands, south central mountains, southern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet, Southwest Mountains, Union County, upper
Rio Grande Valley, upper Tularosa Valley, west Central Highlands,
west central mountains, west Central Plateau and west slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through late tonight...

* a very moist atmosphere will slowly destabilize this afternoon,
leading to scattered to numerous slow-moving thunderstorms across
much of northern and western New Mexico. Storms may also repeatedly
move over the same area, leading to prolonged heavy downpours.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain. As
soils become saturated from prolonged downpours, flash flooding
will be a threat. Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water
crossings, and river beds could turn to raging torrents during
flash flooding episodes.

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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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 7:02 PM MDT Jul. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
southeastern Valencia County in central New Mexico...
north central Socorro County in central New Mexico...
southwestern Torrance County in central New Mexico...

* until 900 PM MDT.

* At 700 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include the vicinity
of...
Valencia, Los Lunas, Belen, Rio communities north, Veguita, El
Cerro mission, Jarales, Los Trujillos-Gabaldon, Tome and Casa
Colorada. This includes all the drainages flowing into the Rio
Grande from the east, as well as the Rio Puerco in Socorro County
to the Rio Grande (due to heavy rain farther upstream).

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Remember, ditches are deadly. A gentle flow of water can become a
raging torrent in a matter of minutes.


Lat... Lon 3479 10644 3431 10639 3430 10647 3433 10664
      3437 10684 3441 10687 3452 10690 3480 10684


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640 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
southeastern Cibola County in west central New Mexico...
northwestern Valencia County in central New Mexico...
northern Socorro County in central New Mexico...
Bernalillo County in central New Mexico...

* until 845 PM MDT.

* At 638 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to numerous
slow moving thunderstorms. This will cause Arroyo and small stream
flooding in the advisory area.

* Flooding will remain over mainly rural areas of southeastern
Cibola... northwestern Valencia... northern Socorro and Bernalillo
counties. This includes the Rio San Jose, Rio Puerco, Arroyo
Comanche and Arroyo Monte largo. Highway 6 will be impacted with a
lot of heavy ponding and flooding of any low laying areas from
mile markers 4 to 24.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


Lat... Lon 3492 10690 3470 10684 3453 10687 3458 10706
      3458 10737 3478 10734 3497 10719 3497 10713
      3499 10700


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1145 am MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
following areas: Central Highlands, De Baca County, east slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eastern Lincoln County, eastern San
Miguel County, Estancia valley, far northeast Highlands,
Guadalupe County, Harding County, Jemez Mountains, lower Chama
River Valley, lower Rio Grande Valley, middle Rio Grande
Valley/Albuquerque Metro area, northeast Highlands, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River, northwest Highlands,
Quay County, Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa, San Francisco River
Valley, Sandia/Manzano Mountains, Santa Fe Metro area, south
Central Highlands, south central mountains, southern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet, Southwest Mountains, Union County, upper
Rio Grande Valley, upper Tularosa Valley, west Central Highlands,
west central mountains, west Central Plateau and west slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through late tonight...

* a very moist atmosphere will slowly destabilize this afternoon,
leading to scattered to numerous slow-moving thunderstorms across
much of northern and western New Mexico. Storms may also repeatedly
move over the same area, leading to prolonged heavy downpours.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain. As
soils become saturated from prolonged downpours, flash flooding
will be a threat. Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water
crossings, and river beds could turn to raging torrents during
flash flooding episodes.

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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