... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today through late
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... Central
Highlands... east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains... Estancia
valley... Jemez Mountains... northeast Highlands... northwest
Highlands... Sandia/Manzano Mountains... Santa Fe Metro
area... southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9500
feet... Southwest Mountains... west Central Highlands... west
central mountains and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
* From noon MDT today through late tonight
* abundant moisture in place and passing disturbances aloft will
produce scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms capable
of heavy rain and flash flooding. Storms should become most
widespread across the west and northwest mountains this
afternoon... then the focus should shift to the central and north
central mountains and adjacent Highlands during the evening and
overnight. Slow storm motions are expected with most cells
drifting toward the southeast or south.
* Locations where the ground is already saturated from recent
rainfall will be favored for flash flooding. 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.
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.