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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
457 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...Localized Flash Flooding will be possible today through early
Sunday...

.A swath of deep subtropical moisture has moved back over Far West
Texas and portions of south central New Mexico. An upper level
storm system to our west will focus instability over our region
resulting in a stream of rain showers and thunderstorms moving
from south to north across El Paso, Hudspeth, and Otero counties
today, tonight, and early Sunday. Repeated storms over the same
area will result in heavy rain accumulations. In addition, some
of these storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall
with some locations receiving between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall,
resulting in localized areas of flash flooding.

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West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Mescalero, Timberon, Mountain Park,
Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill, Pinon, Sacramento,
Crow Flats, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro, Fort Bliss,
Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City, Salt Flat,
Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
457 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of south central New Mexico and
  southwest Texas, this includes in Otero county, the Otero Mesa
  and the Sacramento Mountains, and surrounding slopes . In
  southwest Texas, this includes all of Hudspeth county and the
  eastern portions of El Paso county.

* From 10 AM MDT this morning through late tonight

* Scattered to numerous rain showers and thunderstorms will
  produce moderate to heavy rainfall. Some areas will see multiple
  storms which will deliver added accumulations to result in flash
  flooding. Other locations will experience storms that produce
  very heavy localized rainfall and flash flooding.

* Flash flooding across low water crossing may cause roads to
  impassable and be temporary closed. Urban flooding is also
  possible with flooding of streets, arroyos, flood-prone
  locations, and low-lying areas. Immediately move to higher
  ground if flooding occurs near you. Never drive through flood
  waters, Turn around, don`t drown.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&

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