Northwest Highlands Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:26 AM MDT on August 01, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today through late tonight...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of north and central New Mexico...including the following areas...Albuquerque Metro area...Central Highlands...east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains...eastern Lincoln County...Estancia valley...far northeast Highlands... Guadalupe County...Jemez Mountains...lower Chama River Valley... lower Rio Grande Valley...northeast Highlands...northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9500 feet/Red River...northwest Highlands...Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa...San Francisco River Valley...San Juan Mountains...Sandia/Manzano Mountains...Santa Fe Metro area...south Central Highlands...south central mountains... southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9500 feet...Southwest Mountains...upper Rio Grande Valley...upper Tularosa Valley... west Central Highlands...west central mountains and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* From noon MDT today through late tonight

* an upper level trough will cross slowly from the north and northwest today and tonight with the best chance for flash flooding than northern and central New Mexico has seen in the past few days. With abundant moisture in place some of the stronger storms will likely produce torrential downpours with rain at rates near 1 inch in just a half hour.

* Locations where the ground is already saturated from recent rainfall will be favored for flash flooding. Other vulnerable locations will include steep terrain...urban areas and burn scars. Keep a watchful eye on arroyos and small streams...and stay out of flooded low water crossings. Monitor the latest forecasts closely and be prepared to take immediate action if a warning or advisory is issued.

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.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:40 am MDT on August 1, 2014

Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico for the last 23 hours.

...County... storm total time/date of location /inches/ measurement

...Bernalillo County... Albuquerque 2 E 0.64 915 am 8/01 - Aztec and San Mateo. Albuquerque 4 E 0.43 915 am 8/01 - Candelaria and Wyoming. Albuquerque 6 ESE 0.42 800 PM 7/31 - Indian school and Morris Albuquerque 5 E 0.40 915 am 8/01 - menaul and moon. Tijeras 1 SSW 0.33 915 am 8/01 Albuquerque 8 E 0.33 915 am 8/01 - Candelaria and Camino de La Sierra. Tijeras 0.20 915 am 8/01 Albuquerque 4 ESE 0.19 830 PM 7/31 - Indian school and Wyoming. Albuquerque 4 W 0.15 915 am 8/01 - Redlands Road and Alamogordo drive. Albuquerque 2 se 0.14 915 am 8/01 - constitution and Carlisle. Albuquerque 4 NE 0.12 800 PM 7/31 - San Antonio and Louisiana. Albuquerque 8 ESE 0.10 915 am 8/01 - lomas and Turner. Albuquerque 8 ESE 0.09 915 am 8/01 - copper and supper rock. Albuquerque 7 ESE 0.09 858 am 8/01 - I-40 and Juan tabo.

...Catron County... Old Horse Springs 19 SSE 1.36 538 PM 7/31 - Pelona Mountain RAWS. Datil 2 W 0.81 915 am 8/01 Beaverhead 0.72 708 PM 7/31 - Beaverhead RAWS. Mogollon 8 ENE 0.56 845 PM 7/31 Mogollon 14 se 0.56 845 PM 7/31 Omega 8 NNW 0.44 915 am 8/01 Mogollon 2 NW 0.43 830 PM 7/31 Mogollon 34 ESE 0.41 713 PM 7/31 - Gila center RAWS. Pleasanton 4 ESE 0.40 845 PM 7/31 Quemado Lake 6 SSE 0.34 712 PM 7/31 - Slaughter RAWS. Omega 8 NNE 0.24 915 am 8/01 Datil 11 NNE 0.20 711 PM 7/31 - Datil RAWS. Quemado Lake 11 NW 0.12 643 PM 7/31 - portable RAWS. Reserve 1 WNW 0.10 800 am 8/01

...Chaves County... Roswell 1.41 915 am 8/01 Roswell 1 NW 0.94 600 am 8/01 Roswell 3 NW 0.80 800 am 8/01 Roswell 4 NNE 0.66 915 am 8/01

...Cibola County... San Mateo 6 SSW 0.71 516 PM 7/31 - Grants RAWS. Cubero 0.71 551 PM 7/31 Grants 1 W 0.60 915 am 8/01 Acoma Pueblo 19 SW 0.36 649 PM 7/31 - Brushy Mountain RAWS. Bluewater Lake 9 SSW 0.34 405 PM 7/31 - Bluewater ridge RAWS. El Morro 16 SSE 0.30 625 PM 7/31 - malpias lava flow RAWS. Pine Hill 14 SSE 0.20 734 PM 7/31 - Ramah RAWS. New Laguna 1 N 0.11 633 PM 7/31 - Laguna RAWS. El Morro 2 WSW 0.10 900 am 8/01

...Colfax County... Angel Fire 2 NNW 0.69 755 PM 7/31 - kaxx AWOS. Eagle Nest 0.49 700 am 8/01 Ute Park 3 N 0.23 709 PM 7/31 - Cimarron RAWS. Maxwell 3 NW 0.12 841 am 8/01

...Lincoln County... Ruidoso 3 NE 2.16 800 am 8/01 Alto 2 S 1.60 830 am 8/01 Alto 2 SSE 1.47 915 am 8/01 Bonito Lake 3 NE 1.33 915 am 8/01 Alto 2 se 1.27 700 am 8/01 Lincoln 1 ESE 0.92 915 am 8/01 Corona 9 SW 0.25 700 am 8/01

...Los Alamos County... Los Alamos 2 SSW 1.16 630 PM 7/31 Los Alamos 1 W 1.00 915 am 8/01 Los Alamos 1 SW 0.96 915 am 8/01 Los Alamos 1 ESE 0.93 915 am 8/01 Los Alamos 5 SSW 0.92 705 PM 7/31 Los Alamos 0.90 619 PM 7/31 Los Alamos 1 se 0.85 855 PM 7/31 - klam AWOS. Los Alamos 2 ENE 0.69 915 am 8/01 bandelier natl Monument 3 NW 0.50 630 PM 7/31

...McKinley County... Ojo Encino 30 S 0.38 451 PM 7/31 - Mesa Chivato RAWS.

...Mora County... Gascon 1 WNW 2.16 904 PM 7/31 - Bartley RAWS.

...Rio Arriba County... El Rito 2 NW 1.37 915 am 8/01 Abiquiu 8 WNW 1.28 445 PM 7/31 Espanola 6 WNW 1.02 500 PM 7/31 Espanola 2 NNE 0.65 915 am 8/01 El Vado 12 SSW 0.63 507 PM 7/31 - Deadman Peak RAWS. Canjilon 0.62 400 PM 7/31 Truchas 3 ENE 0.54 711 PM 7/31 - Truchas RAWS. Canon Plaza 4 E 0.48 616 PM 7/31 - jarita Mesa RAWS. Alcalde 4 NE 0.40 915 am 8/01 Dulce 0.37 328 PM 7/31 - Dulce RAWS. Coyote 7 SSW 0.35 648 PM 7/31 - Coyote RAWS. Alcalde 19 N 0.33 915 am 8/01 Alcalde 14 NE 0.32 915 am 8/01 Ensenada 3 ENE 0.31 915 am 8/01 Abiquiu 4 E 0.26 915 am 8/01 Chama 0.25 400 PM 7/31 Chili 11 SW 0.23 700 PM 7/31 Hernandez 10 WSW 0.17 700 PM 7/31 Brazos 3 NNE 0.15 915 am 8/01 Canones 5 NW 0.13 915 am 8/01

...San Juan County... Navajo Dam 12 N 0.19 326 PM 7/31 - Albino Canyon RAWS.

...San Miguel County... San Geronimo 1 se 2.81 915 am 8/01 San Geronimo 1 se 2.30 445 PM 7/31 Manuelitas 2 WNW 2.12 915 am 8/01 Romeroville 1 NNW 0.94 915 am 8/01 Las Vegas 3 se 0.76 915 am 8/01 Montezuma 2 W 0.68 745 PM 7/31 Las Vegas 6 NE 0.53 853 PM 7/31 - klvs ASOS. Lower Colonias 5 E 0.25 715 PM 7/31 - Pecos RAWS.

...Sandoval County... Jemez Springs 16 NNE 1.49 710 PM 7/31 bandelier natl Monument 17 NW 0.77 850 PM 7/31 bandelier natl Monument 17 NNW 0.71 659 PM 7/31 bandelier natl Monument 13 NNW 0.70 700 PM 7/31 bandelier natl Monument 14 NNW 0.43 700 PM 7/31 bandelier natl Monument 15 NW 0.42 659 PM 7/31 Jemez Springs 11 ENE 0.35 800 PM 7/31 Frijoles 0.33 908 PM 7/31 - tower RAWS. Bandelier natl Monument 15 NNW 0.30 659 PM 7/31 Jemez Springs 11 ENE 0.28 715 PM 7/31 Jemez Springs 11 NE 0.27 810 PM 7/31 Jemez Springs 0.22 850 PM 7/31 Frijoles 10 WNW 0.19 705 PM 7/31 La Cueva 2 SSE 0.18 708 PM 7/31 - jemez RAWS. Jemez Springs 4 NNW 0.18 910 PM 7/31 bandelier natl Monument 13 NW 0.13 820 PM 7/31

...Santa Fe County... Nambe 1 W 1.00 915 am 8/01 Santa Fe 2 E 1.00 649 PM 7/31 San Ildefonso Pueblo 6 WSW 0.96 630 PM 7/31 Santa Fe 5 E 0.93 853 PM 7/31 - Santa Fe watershed RAWS. Santa Fe 2 SSE 0.89 915 am 8/01 Santa Fe 3 SSW 0.77 915 am 8/01 Tesuque 4 se 0.76 915 am 8/01 Agua Fria 2 ESE 0.73 915 am 8/01 Santa Fe 1 ENE 0.72 915 am 8/01 Tesuque 1 W 0.71 623 PM 7/31 Santa Cruz 2 W 0.61 800 PM 7/31 Santa Fe 6 NE 0.60 613 PM 7/31 Santa Fe 1 S 0.59 915 am 8/01 Santa Fe 4 NW 0.59 915 am 8/01 Santa Fe 6 SSE 0.51 630 am 8/01 Lamy 4 NW 0.51 915 am 8/01 White Rock 1 WNW 0.48 630 PM 7/31 Lamy 6 NNW 0.45 915 am 8/01 Santa Fe 6 se 0.43 915 am 8/01 Lamy 5 NNW 0.43 915 am 8/01 Lamy 1 WNW 0.33 915 am 8/01 Agua Fria 3 N 0.33 915 am 8/01 Lamy 3 N 0.32 915 am 8/01 Lamy 4 NNW 0.32 915 am 8/01 Lamy 3 NNW 0.19 915 am 8/01 La Cienega 3 NNE 0.17 853 PM 7/31 - ksaf ASOS. Agua Fria 2 SW 0.13 915 am 8/01

...Socorro County... Bingham 10 S 1.32 920 PM 7/31 San Antonio 1 se 1.23 915 am 8/01 natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 0.64 703 PM 7/31 - Magdalena RAWS. Bosque del Apache Refuge 14 E 0.61 915 PM 7/31 Bosque del Apache Refuge 22 se 0.49 925 PM 7/31 Socorro 2 S 0.48 855 PM 7/31 - konm AWOS. La Joya 2 WNW 0.31 820 PM 7/31 Gran Quivira 20 WNW 0.26 915 am 8/01 Bingham 2 NE 0.17 710 PM 7/31 Bosque del Apache Refuge 1 NNE 0.16 850 PM 7/31 - Bosque RAWS. Bosque del Apache Refuge 19 SW 0.13 915 am 8/01

...Taos County... Taos Pueblo 3 NW 1.30 400 PM 7/31 Shady Brook 5 E 1.25 915 am 8/01 Arroyo Seco 1 E 0.80 915 am 8/01 Lama 4 NW 0.57 549 PM 7/31 - wild river RAWS. Taos 13 NW 0.53 700 PM 7/31 Sunshine Valley 11 WSW 0.49 540 PM 7/31 - portable RAWS. Taos 1 N 0.42 915 am 8/01 Arroyo Hondo 5 S 0.39 735 PM 7/31 - kskx AWOS. Taos 2 SSE 0.34 915 am 8/01 Questa 2 NNE 0.34 915 am 8/01 El Prado 3 NW 0.31 915 am 8/01 Taos 0.30 915 am 8/01 Canoncito 2 E 0.10 915 am 8/01

...Torrance County... Corona 6 NW 2.34 1125 PM 7/31 Corona 4 NW 1.74 445 PM 7/31 Encino 3 SSW 1.59 700 am 8/01 Moriarty 3 ESE 1.52 855 PM 7/31 - k0e0 AWOS. Clines Corners 1 SSE 0.55 853 PM 7/31 - kcqc ASOS. Mountainair 1 S 0.40 915 am 8/01 Manzano 2 se 0.13 637 am 8/01

...Valencia County... Belen 5 SSE 0.09 915 am 8/01

Preliminary hail reports across north and central New Mexico for the last 23 hours.

...County... size time/date of location /inches/ measurement

...Rio Arriba County... Abiquiu 8 WNW 0.5 445 PM 7/31

...San Miguel County... San Geronimo 1 se 1.0 445 PM 7/31

...Taos County... Arroyo Seco 1.0 500 PM 7/31 Arroyo Seco 0.2 324 PM 7/31 Arroyo Seco 1 E 0.2 430 PM 7/31

...Torrance County... Moriarty 0.9 717 PM 7/31

Preliminary peak thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New Mexico for the last 23 hours.

...County... wind speed time/date of location /mph/ measurement

...Bernalillo County... Albuquerque 5 S 40.0 600 PM 7/31 - kabq ASOS.

...Los Alamos County... Los Alamos 1 se 41.0 535 PM 7/31 - klam AWOS.

...Santa Fe County... Stanley 48.0 723 PM 7/31 La Cienega 3 NNE 44.0 623 PM 7/31 - ksaf ASOS. San Ildefonso Pueblo 6 WSW 41.0 445 PM 7/31

...Socorro County... Bosque del Apache Refuge 28 se 57.0 810 PM 7/31 Bosque del Apache Refuge 14 E 48.0 830 PM 7/31 Bosque del Apache Refuge 11 se 43.0 830 PM 7/31

...Taos County... Taos 4 NNW 41.0 400 PM 7/31

...Torrance County... Clines Corners 1 SSE 41.0 742 PM 7/31 - kcqc ASOS. Moriarty 3 ESE 41.0 735 PM 7/31 - k0e0 AWOS.