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New Mexico, Upper Tularosa Valley

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:55 AM MDT on September 17, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 18, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Thursday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico... including the
following areas... eastern Lincoln County... lower Rio Grande
Valley... San Francisco River Valley... south Central Highlands...
south central mountains... southwest Chaves County... Southwest
Mountains and upper Tularosa Valley.

* Through Thursday afternoon

* deep tropical moisture will continue to increase over southern
New Mexico today through Thursday. This will result in
widespread rain... heavy at times... with embedded thunderstorms.
Additional rainfall falling upon areas that have already
received heavy rain during the past day or so will increase the
already serious flash flood threat. Of particular concern will
be the upper Gila region and south central mountains and
Highlands where intense downpours could produce rainfall rates
over 2 inches per hour. The flash flood threat will only
increase tonight into Thursday and this extended threat period
could result in potentially life-threatening flash flood
situations.

* The flash flooding threat will be especially high downstream of
recent burn scars. Abrupt flows of water... ash... and debris
could develop after heavy downpours impact the area. Residents
and travelers through the watch area should remain alert as
flash flood warnings may be issued.

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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:36 AM MDT on September 17, 2014


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 24 hours.

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

... Catron County...
   Mogollon 3 WSW 3.09 1200 am 9/17
   Mogollon 1 WSW 2.59 906 PM 9/16
      - Mogollon RAWS.
   Mogollon 10 ESE 1.81 1150 PM 9/16
   Mogollon 2 NW 1.72 1157 PM 9/16
   Mogollon 8 ENE 1.69 800 PM 9/16
   Pleasanton 4 ESE 1.28 1154 PM 9/16
   Reserve 1 WNW 1.21 1158 PM 9/16
      - Reserve RAWS.
   Mogollon 14 se 1.12 540 PM 9/16
   Old Horse Springs 19 SSE 1.01 650 am 9/17
      - Pelona Mountain RAWS.
   Datil 11 NNE 0.94 1148 PM 9/16
      - Datil RAWS.
   Beaverhead 0.85 642 am 9/17
      - Beaverhead RAWS.
   Quemado Lake 6 SSE 0.68 1156 PM 9/16
      - Slaughter RAWS.
   Omega 8 NNE 0.67 915 am 9/17
   Pietown 28 NE 0.65 1149 PM 9/16
      - portable RAWS.
   Luna 1 ENE 0.60 1002 PM 9/16
      - Luna RAWS.
   Mogollon 34 ESE 0.56 647 am 9/17
      - Gila center RAWS.
   Omega 11 NNE 0.55 915 am 9/17
   Omega 8 NNW 0.51 915 am 9/17
   Quemado Lake 11 NW 0.44 651 am 9/17
      - portable RAWS.
   Red Hill 1 N 0.33 717 am 9/17
   Quemado 0.19 400 PM 9/16

... Chaves County...
   Roswell 4 WNW 0.56 915 am 9/17
   Dunken 2 NE 0.33 704 am 9/17
      - Dunken RAWS.
   Roswell 4 NNE 0.28 915 am 9/17
   Roswell 0.28 700 PM 9/16
   Bitter Lake wildlife ref 14 NNE 0.27 702 am 9/17
      - Eight Mile draw RAWS.
   Mesa 4 S 0.27 803 am 9/17
   Roswell 4 SSE 0.11 703 am 9/17
      - krow ASOS.

... Cibola County...
   Acoma Pueblo 19 SW 0.21 636 am 9/17
      - Brushy Mountain RAWS.

... Colfax County...
   Eagle Nest 0.22 753 am 9/17

... Lincoln County...
   Bonito Lake 5 SW 1.83 759 am 9/17
   Bonito Lake 6 WSW 1.83 800 PM 9/16
   Bonito Lake 2 S 1.81 802 am 9/17
   Ruidoso 1.70 730 am 9/17
   Bonito Lake 1.69 758 am 9/17
   Bonito Lake 4 W 1.61 800 am 9/17
   Bonito Lake 5 WNW 1.55 801 am 9/17
   Nogal 5 NW 1.32 759 am 9/17
   Alto 2 SSE 1.31 915 am 9/17
   oscuro 7 W 1.22 730 am 9/17
   Bonito Lake 3 NE 1.20 915 am 9/17
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 1.13 701 am 9/17
      - smokey bear RAWS.
   Alto 2 E 1.07 800 am 9/17
   Arabela 6 ENE 1.00 615 PM 9/16
   oscuro 18 WSW 0.99 731 am 9/17
   Arabela 12 ENE 0.40 319 PM 9/16
      - portable RAWS.
   Fort Stanton 2 SSW 0.35 930 PM 9/16
      - ksrr AWOS.

... McKinley County...
   Zuni Pueblo 7 NW 0.20 342 PM 9/16
      - Zuni Buttes RAWS.

... Roosevelt County...
   Portales 3 SW 0.13 915 am 9/17
   Portales 2 SW 0.13 745 am 9/17

... Santa Fe County...
   Cundiyo 4 S 0.72 308 PM 9/16
      - portable RAWS.

... Socorro County...
   Bingham 10 S 1.30 730 am 9/17
   natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 1.15 649 am 9/17
      - Magdalena RAWS.
   Socorro 2 S 1.10 1151 PM 9/16
      - konm AWOS.
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 14 E 1.02 727 am 9/17
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 22 se 0.97 726 am 9/17
   Contreras 1 ESE 0.85 1152 PM 9/16
      - Sevilleta RAWS.
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 1 NNE 0.85 656 am 9/17
      - Bosque RAWS.
   Chamizal 1 SSW 0.80 915 am 9/17
   La Joya 2 WNW 0.80 728 am 9/17
   Carrizozo 15 NW 0.70 314 PM 9/16
      - Chupadera RAWS.
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 11 se 0.67 728 am 9/17
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 19 SW 0.66 915 am 9/17
   Socorro 10 SSE 0.65 915 am 9/17
   Gran Quivira 20 WNW 0.62 915 am 9/17
   Socorro 33 NNE 0.21 915 am 9/17
   Gran Quivira 1 se 0.10 400 PM 9/16

... Taos County...
   Taos 4 NNW 0.54 615 PM 9/16
   El Prado 3 NW 0.54 915 am 9/17
   Los Cordovas 2 SSW 0.50 915 am 9/17
   Taos 1 N 0.38 915 am 9/17
   Taos 2 SSE 0.21 915 am 9/17
   Taos 0.20 915 am 9/17
   Arroyo Seco 1 E 0.18 915 am 9/17

... Torrance County...
   Mountainair 1 S 0.35 915 am 9/17
   Mountainair 1 W 0.34 659 am 9/17
      - Mountainair RAWS.
   Abo 3 N 0.25 729 am 9/17
   Manzano 2 se 0.23 751 am 9/17

... Union County...
   Capulin 0.19 600 PM 9/16

... Valencia County...
   Rio communities 6 se 0.22 915 am 9/17
   Rio communities 0.18 915 am 9/17


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