Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:24 AM MDT on July 29, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch now in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico...including the following areas...Central Highlands...De Baca County...east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains...eastern Lincoln County... eastern San Miguel County...far northeast Highlands...Guadalupe County...Harding County...northeast Highlands...northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9500 feet/Red River...Quay County... Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa...south central mountains...southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9500 feet...Union County and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through this evening

* an upper level disturbance will slowly move eastward across central and northern New Mexico triggering showers and thunderstorms over much of the area. Weak steering flow aloft combined with a very moist airmass in place...will result in slow moving thunderstorms that will be capable of producing very heavy rain and flash flooding.

* 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 12:31 am MDT on July 29, 2014

Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico for the last 13 hours.

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

...Bernalillo County... Sedillo 2 WNW 0.70 936 PM 7/28

...Catron County... Luna 1 ENE 0.26 607 PM 7/28 - Luna RAWS. Mogollon 14 se 0.16 505 PM 7/28 Quemado Lake 6 SSE 0.11 412 PM 7/28 - Slaughter RAWS. Beaverhead 0.10 608 PM 7/28 - Beaverhead RAWS. Mogollon 10 ESE 0.10 421 PM 7/28

...Chaves County... Roswell 4 SSE 0.83 1219 am 7/29 - krow ASOS.

...Cibola County... Acoma Pueblo 19 SW 0.47 549 PM 7/28 - Brushy Mountain RAWS. Pine Hill 14 SSE 0.19 634 PM 7/28 - Ramah RAWS. El Morro 16 SSE 0.13 625 PM 7/28 - malpias lava flow RAWS.

...Lincoln County... Picacho 1.17 1200 PM 7/28 Alto 1 se 1.02 415 PM 7/28 Capitan 1 S 0.61 400 PM 7/28 Ruidoso 1 NNW 0.49 400 PM 7/28 - smokey bear RAWS. Alto 2 se 0.35 326 PM 7/28 Bonito Lake 6 WSW 0.28 315 PM 7/28 Bonito Lake 5 WNW 0.24 330 PM 7/28 Bonito Lake 5 SW 0.20 315 PM 7/28

...McKinley County... Gallup 3 WNW 0.57 652 PM 7/28 - kgup ASOS.

...Mora County... Gascon 1 WNW 0.39 802 PM 7/28 - Bartley RAWS.

...Quay County... house 2.50 700 PM 7/28

...Rio Arriba County... Coyote 7 SSW 0.58 800 PM 7/28 - Coyote RAWS. Truchas 3 ENE 0.42 611 PM 7/28 - Truchas RAWS. Dulce 0.40 751 PM 7/28 - Dulce RAWS. Monero 12 S 0.16 200 PM 7/28 - Stone Lake RAWS.

...Roosevelt County... Tolar 13 se 0.19 807 PM 7/28 - Melrose range RAWS.

...San Juan County... Farmington 2 W 0.12 553 PM 7/28 - kfmn ASOS. Narbona Pass 0.10 751 PM 7/28 - Narbona Pass RAWS.

...San Miguel County... Lower Colonias 5 E 0.70 1222 am 7/29 - Pecos RAWS.

...Sandoval County... La Cueva 2 SSE 0.70 801 PM 7/28 - jemez RAWS. Jemez Springs 11 NE 0.20 801 PM 7/28

...Socorro County... natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 0.73 503 PM 7/28 - Magdalena RAWS. Bosque del Apache Refuge 11 se 0.16 734 PM 7/28

...Torrance County... Clines Corners 1 SSE 0.95 1223 am 7/29 - kcqc ASOS. Mountainair 1 W 0.63 1223 am 7/29 - Mountainair RAWS.

Preliminary hail reports across north and central New Mexico for the last 13 hours.

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

...Roosevelt County... Kenna 1 E 0.2 740 PM 7/28

Preliminary peak thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New Mexico for the last 13 hours.

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

...McKinley County... Gallup 3 WNW 40.0 130 PM 7/28 - kgup ASOS.

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