317  
WGUS45 KABQ 201338  
FLWABQ  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
738 AM MDT THU APR 20 2017  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW MEXICO...  
 
RIO OJO CALIENTE BELOW LA MADERA AFFECTING RIO ARRIBA COUNTY  
 
ABOVE NORMAL SNOWPACK AND WARM TEMPERATURES IS CAUSING FLOODING  
ALONG THE RIO OJO CALIENTE BELOW LA MADERA. THE RIVER WILL FLUCUATE  
AROUND FLOOD STAGE THROUGH THE WEEKEND DUE THE INCREASE IN SNOWMELT  
DURING DAYTIME HOURS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT  
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=ABQ.  
 
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS FOR THE  
LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS SITUATION.  
 

 
 
NMC039-211338-  
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/LMDN5.1.ER.170422T0000Z.170425T0000Z.170425T0600Z.NR/  
738 AM MDT THU APR 20 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE RIO OJO CALIENTE BELOW LA MADERA.  
* FROM FRIDAY EVENING TO TUESDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS  
CANCELLED.  
* AT 7:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.7 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW EVENING AND CONTINUE  
TO RISE TO NEAR 7.1 FEET BY MONDAY EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL  
BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 7.0 FEET...FARM AND PASTURE LAND IS BEING INUNDATED, AND  
IRRIGATION CHANNELS AND GATES MAY BE SEVERLY DAMAGED IF HIGH FLOWS  
PERSIST.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 7.2 FEET  
ON JUN 29 2000.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3638 10603 3621 10602 3610 10614 3612 10615  
3625 10608 3638 10607  
 

 
 
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