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Flash Flood watch throught Friday midnight

SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE
323 PM MDT THU SEP 12 2013

...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...LOWLANDS OF
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.

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