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Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 2:41 PM MDT on July 30, 2014, expires at: 8:00 AM MDT on August 02, 2014
  • ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from Thursday morning through Saturday morning... The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has issued a
  • Flash Flood Watch for a portion of nm...including the following areas...central Tularosa basin...east slopes Sacramento Mountains below 7500 feet...eastern Black Range foothills...northern Dona Ana County...Otero Mesa...Sacramento Mountains above 7500 feet...Sierra County lakes...southern Gila foothills/Mimbres valley...southern Gila Highlands/Black Range...southern Tularosa basin and west slopes Sacramento Mountains below 7500 feet.
  • From Thursday morning through Saturday morning
  • saturated soil conditions from previous rains combined with expected heavy rainfall over the next 3 days will generate excessive rain runoff with a potential for flash flooding along drainages...small streams...arroyos and low lying areas.
  • Normally dry arroyos and streams could be quickly filled with fast moving water...mud and debris. Low water crossing roadways could become impassable. Flooding of poorly drained streets and intersections is possible for urban areas. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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