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Latest radar image for the Albuquerque area from the National Weather Service.

Latest radar image for the Albuquerque area from the National Weather Service.


 

Road closures


 

Flash Flood Watch

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM 441 AM MDT FRI SEP 13 2013 FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS- WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA- 441 AM MDT FRI SEP 13 2013 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING… THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA…FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS…NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS…SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS…WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. * THROUGH THIS EVENING * THE MONSOON MOISTURE PLUME WILL SHIFT WESTWARD OVERNIGHT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND ADJACENT HIGHER TERRAIN. EXPECT NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE AND AREAS THAT EXPERIENCED HEAVY RAIN ON TUESDAY MAY BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. MOUNTAIN SLOPE LOCALES…INCLUDING AREAS SOME DISTANCE BELOW… WILL ALSO BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE. * THE TROPICAL-LIKE NATURE OF THE RAINFALL WILL LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS. STREET FLOODING…PERHAPS CAUSING ROAD CLOSURES…AS WELL AS BANKFULL ARROYOS AND RIVERS CAN BE EXPECTED. 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.


Hazardous Weather Outlook

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM 632 AM MDT FRI SEP 13 2013 NMZ501>540-141245- NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS- NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS- WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS- SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS- WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS- NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET- EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY- LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA- LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY- CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY- SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA- FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY- HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY- QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY- CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY- 632 AM MDT FRI SEP 13 2013 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. .DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT AREAS OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL AGAIN BE LIKELY TODAY INTO TONIGHT WITH THE MAIN EMPHASIS ON AREAS BETWEEN THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND THE HIGHLANDS JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AS WELL. ANOTHER 1 TO AS MUCH AS 3 INCHES OF RAIN MAY FALL ACROSS THIS AREA THROUGH TONIGHT AND WITH ALREADY SATURATED SOILS LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME MAINSTEM RIVER FLOODING COULD OCCUR. AREAS WITHIN AND BELOW RECENT BURN SCAR LOCATIONS…AS WELL AS MOUNTAIN SLOPES IN GENERAL…WILL BE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY INTO MONDAY…BUT SHOW A TREND TOWARD LESS COVERAGE AND INTENSITY DURING THIS PERIOD. SOME LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN MAY STILL DEVELOP FROM TIME TO TIME SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ACROSS AREAS FROM JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND THE NORTHEAST PLAINS WEST TO NEAR THE ARIZONA LINE…MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. WHILE SOME HEAVY RUNOFF AND EVEN VERY LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WILL NOT BE OUT OF THE QUESTION THROUGH THIS PERIOD… THE FLOODING RISK WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN RECENT DAYS. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT… SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND ANY FLOODING THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637.

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