Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1039 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

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

  Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge affecting Presidio
  County

.Thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall in the vicinity of Presidio
have resulted in the Rio Grande rising into minor flood stage at the
Presidio International Bridge.  The river should fall below flood
stage Monday afternoon.

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 Monday morning.

&&

TXC377-141939-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FL.W.0029.170814T0339Z-170815T0651Z/
/PRST2.1.ER.170814T0228Z.170814T1200Z.170814T1851Z.NO/
1039 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge.
* until late Monday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10PM Sunday the stage was 16.4 feet (5.0 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.5 feet (4.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 16.6 feet (5.1
  meters) by tomorrow morning.  The river will fall below flood stage
  tomorrow early afternoon.
* Impact...At 15.5 feet (4.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and flooding between the levees occurs.  No damage to
  structures is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 16.6 feet (5.1 meters) on
Mar 23 2004.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Mon   Mon
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio Inter 12.0 15.5   16.4   Sun 10 PM  16.0  16.6  15.8  13.7

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Mon   Mon
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio Inter  3.7  4.7    5.0   Sun 10 PM   4.9   5.1   4.8   4.2

&&

LAT...LON 2951 10446 2963 10437 2961 10430 2945 10435 2949 10443


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