Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
314 PM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

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CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
314 PM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

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...CHAVES COUNTY
  PLAINS...CURRY COUNTY...DE BACA COUNTY AND ROOSEVELT COUNTY.

* FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

* AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH SLOWLY FROM
  OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA ON MONDAY AND PASS OVER NEW
  MEXICO ON TUESDAY. AT THE SAME TIME...MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF
  MEXICO WILL MOVE NORTH AND WEST INTO THE EASTERN PLAINS OF NEW
  MEXICO...SETTING THE STAGE FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THE ATMOSPHERE
  WILL DESTABILIZE EARLY MONDAY AND CONTINUE TO BE UNSTABLE
  THROUGH LATE TUESDAY...WITH MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS
  EXPECTED. THE MAIN FOCUS AREA WILL BE OVER PORTIONS OF THE EAST
  CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS...SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40...WHERE
  RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND TWO INCHES WILL BE COMMON. SPOTTY STORM
  TOTAL AMOUNTS MAY REACH UP TO NEAR FOUR INCHES BETWEEN MONDAY
  AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS MOST VULNERABLE TO FLASH FLOODING WILL INCLUDE POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS...AREAS AROUND THE CAPROCK ESCARPMENT AND THE
  CITIES OF ROSWELL...FORT SUMNER...PORTALES AND CLOVIS.

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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