Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1158 AM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

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CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
1158 AM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES 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 3 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

* AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH SLOWLY FROM
  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA TODAY AND PASS OVER NEW MEXICO ON
  TUESDAY. AT THE SAME TIME...MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL
  MOVE INTO THE EASTERN PLAINS...SETTING THE STAGE FOR
  THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF EXCESSIVE RAINFALL. THE ATMOSPHERE WILL
  DESTABILIZE TODAY AND CONTINUE TO BE UNSTABLE THROUGH LATE
  TUESDAY...ALLOWING FOR MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS. 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. HOWEVER...LOCALIZED
  AREAS MAY SEE STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS 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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