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New Mexico, Chaves County Plains

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:03 PM MDT on September 20, 2014

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday

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... Chaves
County plains... Curry County... De Baca County... eastern Lincoln
County... Guadalupe County... Quay County... Roosevelt County... San
Francisco River Valley... south central mountains... southwest
Chaves County and Southwest Mountains.

* From Sunday morning through Monday evening

* an upper level storm system over central and Southern California
Saturday afternoon will track towards New Mexico Sunday and pass
through the central and southern rockies Monday. An extended
period of moist low level east winds along with a tap of
moisture from old Mexico will also be present. The combination
of these features could likely produce widespread and heavy rainfall
over the watch area.

* Locations which received heavy rainfall recently may be more
susceptible to flash flooding. Other vulnerable locations
include poor drainage areas... steep terrain and burn scars such
as the Little Bear and Whitewater Baldy. Keep a watchful eye on
small streams and arroyos... and avoid flooded low water

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.

Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Record Report
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Coastal Flood Advisory
Florida - Flood Warning
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Indiana - Special Statement
Iowa - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Special Statement
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Michigan - Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Montana - Record Report
Nebraska - Record Report
Nevada - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
New Mexico - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
North Carolina - Flood Advisory , Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
North Dakota - Public Information Statement
Ohio - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Oregon - Record Report
Texas - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Hydrologic Statement
Utah - Special Statement
Virginia - Coastal Flood Advisory
Washington - Record Report
Wisconsin - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Record Report