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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 11:53 AM MDT Sep. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... 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: Chaves County plains, Curry County, De Baca County, eastern
Lincoln County, eastern San Miguel County, Guadalupe County,
Harding County, Quay County, Roosevelt County, south central
mountains, southwest Chaves County and Union County.

* Through late tonight.

* Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected through most of
the afternoon over eastern New Mexico today. Thunderstorms will be
capable of producing heavy downpours, with storms training over the
same area more than once, potentially totaling between 2 and 3
inches.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain.
Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water crossings, and river beds
could turn to raging torrents during flash flooding episodes.
Road closures will be possible.

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.





Special Statement
Issued: 11:56 AM MDT Sep. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for northwestern Roosevelt... east
central De Baca... northern Chaves... southwestern Quay and
southwestern Curry counties until 1245 PM MDT...

At 1156 am MDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from 13 miles west of Quay to 14 miles northwest of
Kenna. Movement was northeast at 40 mph.

Half inch hail and wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible with
these storms.

Heavy rain and frequent and dangerous cloud to ground lightning will
also be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Portales, Quay, Tucumcari, Melrose, Floyd, house, Saint Vrain,
Ragland, Tolar and Forrest.

This includes Interstate 40 between mile markers 333 and 347.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways. Motorists can expect brief but sudden changes in
visibility and ponding of water on highways as storms move through
the area.



Lat... Lon 3533 10348 3412 10336 3380 10394 3496 10398
time... Mot... loc 1756z 231deg 34kt 3489 10398 3398 10395


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 11:53 AM MDT Sep. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... 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: Chaves County plains, Curry County, De Baca County, eastern
Lincoln County, eastern San Miguel County, Guadalupe County,
Harding County, Quay County, Roosevelt County, south central
mountains, southwest Chaves County and Union County.

* Through late tonight.

* Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected through most of
the afternoon over eastern New Mexico today. Thunderstorms will be
capable of producing heavy downpours, with storms training over the
same area more than once, potentially totaling between 2 and 3
inches.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain.
Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water crossings, and river beds
could turn to raging torrents during flash flooding episodes.
Road closures will be possible.

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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