NWS issues local flood watch

Hard rain falling on a desert landscape
Midjourney Image - Todd Brogowski/Mountainair Dispatch

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch beginning this morning, June 26, 2024, for the Estancia Valley and the Manzano Mountains this morning. The flood watch notice warned of flooding due to rain expected to fall at a rate of two inches per hour, as well as flash flooding in arroyos, rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying or otherwise flood-prone locations. The flood watch will continue through Thursday evening.

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