... Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 6 am MDT Tuesday...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* a portion of north and central New Mexico... including the
following areas... east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains...
eastern San Miguel County... far northeast Highlands... Harding
County... northeast Highlands... northern Sangre de Cristo
Mountains above 9500 feet/Red River... Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa...
south central mountains... southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains
above 9500 feet... Union County and west slopes Sangre de Cristo
* Until 6 am MDT Tuesday
* an upper level disturbance will shift slowly eastward across
northern New Mexico triggering showers and thunderstorms from
the Central Mountain chain eastward for the remainder of
tonight. With weak steering flow aloft and a very moist airmass
in place... slow moving thunderstorms will be capable of
producing very heavy rain and flash flooding.
* Locations where the ground is already saturated from recent
rainfall will be favored for flash flooding for the remainder
tonight. 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.