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New Mexico, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 9:02 PM MDT on July 30, 2015

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on July 31, 2015


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

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of north and central nm... including the following
areas... Central Highlands... Curry County... De Baca County... east
slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains... eastern San Miguel County...
far northeast Highlands... Guadalupe County... Harding County...
northeast Highlands... northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500
feet/Red River... Quay County... Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa...
Roosevelt County... southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet...
Union County and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through late tonight

* a very moist air mass remains in place over eastern New Mexico.
Soil moisture levels are very moist. Locally heavy rain is still
possible the rest of the overnight. Expect hourly rainfall rates
with the stronger storms between 0.75 to 1.5 inches with
locally higher amounts.

* Flash flooding will be most susceptible around steep
terrain/urban drainages... and areas that recently experienced
heavy rainfall. Some minor flooding is also possible on
tributaries leading to main Stem rivers across eastern New
Mexico.

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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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:01 PM MDT on July 30, 2015


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 9 hours.

... County... storm total time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Bernalillo County...
   Ponderosa 1 NNW 0.54 426 PM 7/30
   Cedro 8 SW 0.33 302 PM 7/30
   Ponderosa 2 NNW 0.28 646 PM 7/30
      - Oak Flats RAWS.

... Catron County...
   Datil 11 NNE 0.50 645 PM 7/30
      - Datil RAWS.
   Quemado 0.10 350 PM 7/30

... Cibola County...
   El Morro 16 SSE 0.14 525 PM 7/30
      - malpias lava flow RAWS.

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 0.26 535 PM 7/30
      - kaxx AWOS.

... Curry County...
   Cannon AFB 1 N 0.43 644 PM 7/30
      - kcvs ASOS.

... Lincoln County...
   Bonito Lake 4 W 1.02 345 PM 7/30
   Bonito Lake 5 WNW 0.53 345 PM 7/30
   Bonito Lake 5 SW 0.47 345 PM 7/30
   Bonito Lake 0.44 400 PM 7/30
   Bonito Lake 2 S 0.44 345 PM 7/30
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 0.31 400 PM 7/30
      - smokey bear RAWS.
   Corona 1 W 0.26 457 PM 7/30
   Bonito Lake 6 WSW 0.23 345 PM 7/30

... McKinley County...
   Zuni Pueblo 7 NW 0.21 644 PM 7/30
      - Zuni Buttes RAWS.

... San Juan County...
   Farmington 2 W 0.19 642 PM 7/30
      - kfmn ASOS.

... Socorro County...
   Gran Quivira 1 se 0.25 400 PM 7/30
   La Joya 2 WNW 0.17 520 PM 7/30

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 0.96 553 PM 7/30
      - kcqc ASOS.

Preliminary peak thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 9 hours.

... County... wind speed time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... San Juan County...
   Farmington 2 W 39.0 538 PM 7/30
      - kfmn ASOS.

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 43.0 508 PM 7/30
      - kcqc ASOS.


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