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Locally Heavy Rainfall & Flash Flooding Threat Labor Day Weekend

on August 30, 2013 - 3:48pm
 
NWS News:
 
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque would like to provide you with an update on the forecast of locally heavy rainfall and the potential for flash flooding this Labor Day Weekend. 
 
Due to a high pressure center aloft over our area, storms will be moving very slowly. In addition, a backdoor cold front will usher additional moisture into northeast portions of the state on Sunday then continue westward Sunday night into Monday beyond the central mountain chain.
 
This additional moisture will increase the potential for locally heavy rainfall and resulting flash flooding, first over the northeast quarter on Sunday ... then on to central and western portions of the area on Labor Day (Monday). The threat for flash flooding will be especially enhanced over and near area burn scars.
 
To view the Special Web Briefing:

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Active Weather for Labor Day Weekend
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Special Web Briefing


SUMMARY

SATURDAY:


- Slow moving thunderstorms favoring the western and northern high terrain with limited locally heavy rainfall and low threat for flash flooding.


SUNDAY:
- Backdoor cold front ushers additional moisture into the NE and interacts with the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and the adjacent highlands to create locally heavy rain producing thunderstorms with the an increased potential for flash flooding.

LABOR DAY (MONDAY):
- Moisture from the backdoor front slides west, beyond the central mountain chain and enhances slow moving thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall and an increased threat for flash flooding. Some strong storms will be possible from the Continental Divide to the central mountains.

As always, visit www.weather.gov/abq for further updates and feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions or need additional information.

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