Regional
9:48 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Flash Flood Watch Extended


FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MIDNIGHT FRIDAY
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* A PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...EASTERN
BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS...NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY...SIERRA
COUNTY LAKES...SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY AND
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN.
THE BOOTHEEL...SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY... SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE...SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY...UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL AND UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY.
 

* THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING * A LONG-DURATION EVENT WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD AND NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY. * IMPACTS MAY INCLUDE: MAJOR STREET FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS. FLOODING AND WASHOUTS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND UNDERPASSES. ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO DEEP STANDING WATER. POSSIBLE FLOODING OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. WET SOIL WILL MAKE TREES MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO TOPPLING AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.