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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:43 AM MDT on September 16, 2014

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from noon MDT today through
this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico... including the
following areas... San Francisco River Valley and Southwest

* From noon MDT today through this 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 this afternoon and evening. Storms will be capable of
producing one to three inches of rainfall in short durations...
leading to a flash flooding threat. Significant rain fell over
these areas Monday... making the potential for flash flooding
today more likely.

* 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.


Record Report

Statement as of 3:32 AM MDT on September 16, 2014

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Albuquerque New Mexico...

A record rainfall of 0.42 inch(es) was set at Albuquerque nm
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.4 set in 1899.

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

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