ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cellphones belted high-pitched alerts as the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for most of the Albuquerque metro area Saturday night.
The warning is active until 10:45 p.m.
The notice was sent out to cellphones just before 8 p.m. because the storm has potential to be life-threatening, according to a meteorologist with the NWS in Albuquerque.
“An alert is an advisory for nuisance flooding than might come up over roadways or flood small streams,” said meteorologist Todd Shoemake, “but a warning is for a storm that is a little more life-threatening.”
He said the storm rumbling over the Albuquerque area had already dumped more than 2 inches on neighborhoods in the northeast part of the city.