Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
345 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
345 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS 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.

* THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON

* AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CROSS NEW MEXICO TODAY.
  ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM WILL ALLOW
  FOR MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON. EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE WITH ANY STORM AS
  MOISTURE VALUES REMAIN GREATER THAN 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL.
  LOCALIZED AREAS MAY SEE ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN.

* AREAS MOST VULNERABLE TO FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE AREAS THAT
  RECEIVED ABUNDANT RAINFALL ON MONDAY...INCLUDING AROUND THE
  CITIES OF CLOVIS AND ROSWELL. POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL AS
  URBAN AREAS AROUND FORT SUMNER AND PORTALES WILL ALSO BE
  SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING.

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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