Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
342 PM CST SUN JAN 15 2017

...The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N affecting Presidio County

.An upper-level storm system has produced thunderstorms with locally
heavy rainfall near Candelaria downstream to Presidio over the past
24 hours, resulting in minor flooding of the Rio Grande near
Candelaria, and elevated rises near Presidio.  The river is
expected to drop below flood stage over the next several hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if
traveling through this area.  Vehicle-related fatalities are the
number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas and New Mexico.
If you encounter a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to
cross it.  You and your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing
floodwaters.  Turn around, don`t drown!

River levels are high.  Ranchers and farmers should move livestock
and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits.

Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could
significantly change the present forecast stage.

Additional information is available at:  www.weather.gov/midland

The next statement will be issued later tonight.

&&

TXC377-161342-
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/CDET2.3.ER.170115T0517Z.170115T0600Z.170117T1200Z.NR/
342 PM CST SUN JAN 15 2017

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N.
* until Tuesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  3PM Sunday the stage was 9.9 feet (3.0 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet (2.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Tuesday morning.
* Impact...At 10.0 feet (3.0 meters), the river reaches moderate flood
  stage, flooding some sections of FM 170.  Water levels in the flood
  plain may begin to affect homes between the road and the river.
  The roadway to the foot bridge may be inundated.  Livestock and
  machinery may need to be moved as time and conditions permit.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) on
Jul 28 2004.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sun   Mon   Mon   Mon
                                                7PM   1AM   7AM   1PM
  Candelaria 3N   7.5  8.5    9.9   Sun  3 PM   9.9   9.5   9.2   8.7

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sun   Mon   Mon   Mon
                                                7PM   1AM   7AM   1PM
  Candelaria 3N   2.3  2.6    3.0   Sun  3 PM   3.0   2.9   2.8   2.7

&&

LAT...LON 3057 10504 3069 10492 3022 10463 2980 10451 2975 10465


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