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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
934 PM MDT SUN OCT 19 2014

NMC013-035-TXC141-229-200430-
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EL PASO TX-HUDSPETH TX-OTERO NM-DONA ANA NM-
934 PM MDT SUN OCT 19 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND ARROYO FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  EL PASO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...
  NORTHWESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...
  SOUTHEASTERN DONA ANA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...
  SOUTHWESTERN OTERO COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 1030 PM MDT

* AT 925 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED ONE-HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAINFALL IN TEH NEAR FORT
  HANCOCK AND JUST EAST OF CHAPARRAL. ADDITIONALLY SOME LIGHT TO
  MODERATE RAINFALL CONTINUES OVER SECTIONS OF THE EL PASO METRO
  AREA WHICH RECEIVED ONE-HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAIN EARLIER THIS
  EVENING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MCGREGOR RANGE BASE...
  MISSION VALLEY...
  EAST EL PASO...
  NORTHEAST EL PASO...
  WEST EL PASO...
  SUNLAND PARK...
  CHAPARRAL...
  ANTHONY...
  HORIZON CITY...
  FABENS...
  COLONIA DEL PASO...
  LAKE WAY ESTATES...
  OTERO MESA...
  FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK...

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT
ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE
FLOOD WATERS.

&&

LAT...LON 3115 10577 3127 10586 3130 10593 3138 10600
      3139 10609 3146 10621 3156 10629 3168 10635
      3174 10641 3176 10646 3174 10649 3178 10653
      3178 10661 3220 10660 3220 10568 3112 10568

$$

HEFNER






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