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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 12:47 AM MDT on September 16, 2014

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued an

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Socorro County in central New Mexico

* until 245 am MDT

* at 1242 am MDT National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
heavy rain from a stream of thunderstorms continuously training
over the same locations. Locations impacted include the vicinity
of Socorro... Bosque del Apache... the Magdalena Mountains and the
San Mateo Mountains. The potential exists for flash flooding to

* Strong flows and high water levels are expected in arroyos...
small streams and over low water crossings. Hazardous ponding
is also expected on I-25 and Highway 380 in spots through Socorro

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to tell how much
water is on the Road... do not drive through fast moving water of
unknown depth.

Lat... Lon 3347 10759 3362 10772 3366 10772 3400 10746
      3431 10695 3415 10657 3348 10638

341 PM MDT Mon Sep 15 2014

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening...

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... San Francisco River Valley and
Southwest Mountains.

* From Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening

* subtropical moisture will increase over portions of southwestern
New Mexico... including the Gila WIlderness and the San Francisco
River Valley. In addition... an unstable atmosphere will allow
scattered to numerous slow-moving thunderstorms to develop over
the area Tuesday afternoon and evening. Storms will be capable
of producing one to three inches of rainfall in short
durations... leading to a flash flooding threat.

* The flash flooding threat will be especially high downstream of
the Whitewater-Baldy burn scar in Catron County. Abrupt flows of
water... ash... and debris could develop after heavy downpours
impact the area. Residents and travelers through
Glenwood... Alma... Mogollon... and Pleasanton should remain alert
should flash flood warnings be issued later on Tuesday.

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.

Special Statement

Statement as of 3:58 PM MDT on September 15, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on September 16, 2014

... Remnants of Hurricane Odile poses serious flash flood concerns...

Moisture has been increasing slowly over New Mexico... leading to
isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms today. A few strong
storms this evening could lead to locally heavy downpours and some
flooding. Into Tuesday the moisture is expected to increase more
over southwestern and south central New Mexico. A Flash Flood Watch
has been issued for portions of southwestern New Mexico on Tuesday
to account for potentially slow-moving storms and locally heavy

Powerful Hurricane Odile is currently spinning over the Gulf of
California... and it is forecast to track north to northeast through
Tuesday. The storm will weaken considerably... but will still turn
into southeastern Arizona Wednesday and then over New Mexico
Thursday. While Odile will lose its hurricane status by the time it
arrives in the land of enchantment... there is expected to be plenty
of deep tropical moisture associated with it.

While the bulk of the heavy rainfall is again expected over the
southwestern and south central mountains of New Mexico on
Wednesday... rain chances will quickly rise and become more widespread
by Thursday and Thursday night. Some of this rain will be heavy...
creating concerns for flash flooding... especially in central to
western New Mexico.

Forecasting hurricanes and their remnants is extremely challenging...
and some uncertainty still exists in the forecast. Northern and
central New Mexico residents... along with those planning travel or
outdoor activities in the area... should stay up to date with current
forecasts and statements. Forecasts are updated at least twice
daily at weather.Gov/abq. You can also tune in to NOAA Weather Radio
or stay informed with your preferred broadcast... print... or internet
weather information source.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Arizona - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
California - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Connecticut - Record Report
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Louisiana - Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Record Report
Michigan - Frost Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Mississippi - Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement
Nevada - Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
New Mexico - Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
New York - Record Report
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
South Carolina - Flash Flood Watch , Dense Fog Advisory
Texas - Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Vermont - Record Report
Washington - Record Report
Wisconsin - Frost Advisory
Wyoming - Record Report

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