Flood Statement
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WGUS84 KEPZ 211333
FLSEPZ

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
733 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

NMC029-211630-
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LUNA NM-
733 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND ARROYO FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CENTRAL LUNA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 1030 AM MDT

* AT 731 AM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
  AREA OF HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER RADAR
  ESTIMATED THAT SLOW MOVING SHOWERS HAVE PRODUCED ONE TO TWO INCHES
  OF RAIN OVER PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY AREA WITH ADDITIONAL RAIN
  EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  DEMING...
  SUNSHINE...
  AKELA...
  SPRING CANYON STATE PARK...
  ROCK HOUND STATE PARK...

RUNOFF FROM THIS RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO OCCUR...
ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RAINFALL CAN QUICKLY TURN DRY DESERT WASHES AND ARROYOS
INTO RAGING RIVERS...EVEN IN AREAS FAR FROM WHERE RAIN HAS FALLEN. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED ARROYOS. SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN CARVE
DEEP CHANNELS IN PREVIOUSLY SHALLOW WASHES...AND WATER CAN BE MUCH
DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. IF YOUR ROUTE BECOMES CUT OFF BY FLOODED
ARROYOS...WAIT FOR FLOOD WATERS TO RECEDE.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO
CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3240 10737 3208 10733 3203 10779 3241 10784

$$

GNL








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