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SAFETY MESSAGE

Do not drive vehicles through flooded areas. The water depth and road condition may be unsafe. Additional information is available at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/ Stay tuned for further updates by listening to NOAA weather radio... or your local radio and TV stations.

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory issued May 18 at 7:13AM MDT until May 22 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...The Flood Advisory continues for the following rivers in New Mexico... Rio Chama Below Chamita affecting Rio Arriba County. .High mountain snow melt and increased reservoir releases will cause the river flows to become high. Expect minor flooding downstream from the dam. * WHAT...Flooding caused by upstream dam release continues. * WHERE...Rio Chama below Chamita. * WHEN...Until early Wednesday morning. * IMPACTS...At 5.5 feet, Bankfull stage. Properties immediately adjacent to the river upstream of the bridge on SR-74 and especially near the junction with the Rio Ojo Caliente may see water encroach onto low lying areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 6:00 AM MDT Saturday the stage was 5.5 feet. - Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 5.6 feet this afternoon and then remain at or slightly above bankfull until early Wednesday morning. - Action stage is 5.5 feet. - Flood stage is 6.0 feet. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Rio Arriba, NM

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued May 18 at 6:16AM MDT until May 20 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON MONDAY... A persistent trough over the Desert Southwest will bring above normal temperatures, very dry to exceptionally dry air, AND breezy to windy conditions Sunday onward. Winds will be strongest on Monday and perhaps Tuesday. This will combine with very dry fuels to create critical fire conditions over much of southwest and south-central New Mexico. A fire weather watch has been issued for Monday afternoon as a result. * AFFECTED AREA...Southwest and South-central New Mexico, including the Lincoln and Gila National Forest. * WIND...West to Southwest Winds 15 to 25 MPH gusting to 30 MPH. * HUMIDITY...5 to 9 Percent, 8 to 11 percent above 7500 feet. * EXPERIMENTAL RFTI...4 to 6 Near Critical to Critical * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Southwest Mountains; Southwest Deserts and Lowlands; South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley; Capitan And Sacramento Mountains
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