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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1157 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
AND FAR WEST TEXAS EAST OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE ACROSS FAR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHERN NEW
MEXICO. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE DISSIPATED BUT NEW STORMS
ARE CURRENTLY MOVING INTO SIERRA COUNTY AND THE AREA EAST OF THE
RIO GRANDE VALLEY WILL REMAIN QUITE MOIST MUCH OF TUESDAY MORNING.
THE GROUND REMAINS MOIST FROM PREVIOUS HEAVY RAINS OF THE PAST FEW
DAYS AGO...SO RUNOFF WILL BE RAPID AND ABOVE NORMAL. FLOODING
ALONG DRAINAGES... ARROYOS...SMALL STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS
IN POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY. URBAN AREAS MAY SEE STREET FLOODING
AND PONDING OF WATER IN POORLY DRAINED LOW LYING AREAS. THE HEAVY
RAIN POTENTIAL WILL DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

NMZ401>408-230700-
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UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...
WINSTON
1157 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SOME
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE STILL POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY BUT THE
THREAT OF FLOODING HAS DIMINISHED.

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NMZ409>417-TXZ418>424-231800-
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SIERRA COUNTY LAKES-NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY-
SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN-
SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN-
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-OTERO MESA-
WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY-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...TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...
SPACEPORT...GARFIELD...HATCH...RADIUM SPRINGS...LAS CRUCES...
VADO...SUNLAND PARK...ALAMOGORDO...TULAROSA...
WHITE SANDS MONUMENT...OROGRANDE...
WHITE SANDS RANGE HEADQUARTERS...CHAPARRAL...MESCALERO...
MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...
MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...PINON...CROW FLATS...DOWNTOWN...
WEST EL PASO...UPPER VALLEY...FORT BLISS...SOCORRO...
EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO...HUECO TANKS...LOMA LINDA...
DELL CITY...CORNUDAS...SALT FLAT...SIERRA BLANCA...FABENS...
TORNILLO...FORT HANCOCK
1157 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF NM AND TX...INCLUDING THE COUNTIES OF SIERRA...OTERO
  AND DONA ANA IN NEW MEXICO...AND EL PASO AND HUDSPETH IN TEXAS.

* THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OCCUR OVER
  THE AFFECTED AREA THROUGH MIDNIGHT. WIDESPREAD RAIN AMOUNTS OF 1
  TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL FALL ON ALREADY
  SATURATED SOIL...RESULTING IN CONSIDERABLE RUNOFF.

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVER COULD BE QUICKLY
  FILLED WITH FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE. FLOODING OF STREETS...
   HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS WILL
  BE POSSIBLE. SOME FLOODING COULD BECOME LIFE THREATENING.
  PEOPLE LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE
  ACTION IF RISING WATER IS SEEN.

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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HEFNER




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