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flash flood watch 072620Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs, Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport,

Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale,
Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston, Truth Or Consequences,
Derry, and Spaceport
352 AM MDT Sun Jul 26 2020

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of south central New Mexico and
southwest New Mexico, including the following areas, in south
central New Mexico, Sierra County Lakes. In southwest New
Mexico, Eastern Black Range Foothills, Lowlands of the
Bootheel, Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley, Southern
Gila Highlands/Black Range, Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River
Valley, Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin, Uplands of the
Bootheel, and Upper Gila River Valley.

* From Noon MDT Today through Midnight Tonight

* High moisture content will remain across western and northern
portions of the region. As a result, showers and thunderstorms
are expected to develop during the afternoon hours, continuing
into the evening, and lingering through the early overnight.
Around 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected where the strongest
thunderstorms develop. This will cause areas of localized
flooding, especially where recent rains have saturated the
ground.

* Flash flooding may occur over a few locations, especially
around low water crossings, poor drainage areas, and along
arroyos and streams. Road closures may be required. Some
property may become damaged if located near high waters.

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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