Greatest Threat For Heaviest Rains & Flash Flooding This Afternoon Into Tomorrow!
Valid At 5 AM MDT Wednesday Morning.
Valid At 6 PM MDT Thursday.
"Valid From This Evening Through Wednesday Evening."
Computer model forecasts continue to vary on the exact amount, and location of the heaviest rains, that are forecast to break out over the area this afternoon into Thursday. Generally it appears that widespread rainfall totals of 2" - 4" are still likely to occur by tonight into Wednesday. Like a broken record I'll repeat myself and say that some of us have the potential to see more...perhaps 5+". Rainfall rates of 1" - 3" per hour will be possible with the heaviest activity, especially if a thunderstorm is in progress.
I'm just hoping that this isn't going to turn out to be one big fat bust like has happened so many times before. After three years of the worst drought in New Mexico's history we desperately need this rain.
Please heed the Flash Flood Watches, and any Flash Flood Warnings that may be issued by our local National Weather Service Offices. Flash Flooding in southeastern New Mexico has drowned over three dozen people in the past 120 years. This according to local Newspaper articles that I have researched.
Of special concern will be the numerous wildfire burn scars areas that have occurred recently, not to mention those locations immediately downstream of these areas.
Please remember "TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN!"
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!
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