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Flash Flood Watch from Noon to 10 p.m. Monday

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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... EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA... SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. HEAVY RAINFALL... WITH RATES OF ONE HALF TO 1.5 INCHES AN HOUR... ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE STRONGER STORMS.

* FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS WILL BE A PARTICULAR THREAT WITH RAINFALL RATES OF THIS MAGNITUDE ON RECENT BURN SCARS. THIS INCLUDES THE WALLOW... MILLER... WHITE... DONALDSON... LAS CONCHAS... PACHECO... OSHA AND TRACK BURN SCARS.

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.