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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 7:23 PM MDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
east central Taos County in north central New Mexico...

* until 915 PM MDT.

* At 718 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms over the Rio Chiquito. This will cause Arroyo and
small stream flooding in the advisory area downstream to the
confluence with the Rio Grande del Rancho. Over one inch of rain
has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
the Rio ciquito and Rio Grande del Rancho basins in Talpa. Highway
518 may also be impacted in Talpa.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create dangerous flows
in arroyos and over low water crossings. Do not attempt to drive
through these waters. Water in arroyos may travel many miles and take
hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3636 10537 3634 10533 3627 10534 3629 10545
      3628 10551 3631 10555 3633 10556 3633 10560
      3634 10561 3635 10557 3636 10558


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1137 am MDT Tue Jul 17 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
following areas: east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez
Mountains, northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including
Red River, San Juan Mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above
9500 feet and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through this evening.

* A very moist atmosphere and an unstable airmass will be ripe for
thunderstorm development over the northern mountains of New Mexico
today. Some of the rain will be locally heavy with one to two inch
rain amounts possible. Slow storm motion will increase the threat
for flash flooding. The greatest concern for flash flooding will be
on the recent wildfire burn scars.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete and Bonita
wildfire burn scars will be vulnerable to flash flooding. The
greatest concern for flash flooding exists on the Ute Park burn
scar near Cimarron where dangerous debris flows and mud slides are
possible over U.S. Highway 64 between Ute Park and Cimarron. Keep a
watchful eye on arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying
areas, and stay out of flooded low water crossings. While main Stem
river flooding is not expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks
and streams are 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.




1137 am MDT Tue Jul 17 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
following areas: east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez
Mountains, northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including
Red River, San Juan Mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above
9500 feet and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through this evening.

* A very moist atmosphere and an unstable airmass will be ripe for
thunderstorm development over the northern mountains of New Mexico
today. Some of the rain will be locally heavy with one to two inch
rain amounts possible. Slow storm motion will increase the threat
for flash flooding. The greatest concern for flash flooding will be
on the recent wildfire burn scars.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete and Bonita
wildfire burn scars will be vulnerable to flash flooding. The
greatest concern for flash flooding exists on the Ute Park burn
scar near Cimarron where dangerous debris flows and mud slides are
possible over U.S. Highway 64 between Ute Park and Cimarron. Keep a
watchful eye on arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying
areas, and stay out of flooded low water crossings. While main Stem
river flooding is not expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks
and streams are 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.





Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 7:23 PM MDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
east central Taos County in north central New Mexico...

* until 915 PM MDT.

* At 718 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms over the Rio Chiquito. This will cause Arroyo and
small stream flooding in the advisory area downstream to the
confluence with the Rio Grande del Rancho. Over one inch of rain
has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
the Rio ciquito and Rio Grande del Rancho basins in Talpa. Highway
518 may also be impacted in Talpa.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Both localized and distant heavy rainfall will create dangerous flows
in arroyos and over low water crossings. Do not attempt to drive
through these waters. Water in arroyos may travel many miles and take
hours to reach your location from upstream rain areas.


Lat... Lon 3636 10537 3634 10533 3627 10534 3629 10545
      3628 10551 3631 10555 3633 10556 3633 10560
      3634 10561 3635 10557 3636 10558


44


1137 am MDT Tue Jul 17 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
following areas: east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez
Mountains, northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including
Red River, San Juan Mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above
9500 feet and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through this evening.

* A very moist atmosphere and an unstable airmass will be ripe for
thunderstorm development over the northern mountains of New Mexico
today. Some of the rain will be locally heavy with one to two inch
rain amounts possible. Slow storm motion will increase the threat
for flash flooding. The greatest concern for flash flooding will be
on the recent wildfire burn scars.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete and Bonita
wildfire burn scars will be vulnerable to flash flooding. The
greatest concern for flash flooding exists on the Ute Park burn
scar near Cimarron where dangerous debris flows and mud slides are
possible over U.S. Highway 64 between Ute Park and Cimarron. Keep a
watchful eye on arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying
areas, and stay out of flooded low water crossings. While main Stem
river flooding is not expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks
and streams are 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.




1137 am MDT Tue Jul 17 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
following areas: east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez
Mountains, northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including
Red River, San Juan Mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above
9500 feet and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through this evening.

* A very moist atmosphere and an unstable airmass will be ripe for
thunderstorm development over the northern mountains of New Mexico
today. Some of the rain will be locally heavy with one to two inch
rain amounts possible. Slow storm motion will increase the threat
for flash flooding. The greatest concern for flash flooding will be
on the recent wildfire burn scars.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete and Bonita
wildfire burn scars will be vulnerable to flash flooding. The
greatest concern for flash flooding exists on the Ute Park burn
scar near Cimarron where dangerous debris flows and mud slides are
possible over U.S. Highway 64 between Ute Park and Cimarron. Keep a
watchful eye on arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying
areas, and stay out of flooded low water crossings. While main Stem
river flooding is not expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks
and streams are 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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