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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
303 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...MOISTURE AND STORM DYNAMICS FROM TROPICAL STORM ODILE TO KEEP
FLASH FLOOD POTENTIAL ELEVATED ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND
FAR WEST TEXAS THROUGH THURSDAY...

.THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ODILE IS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS
THROUGH SOUTHEAST ARIZONA AND WILL TRACK INTO THE GILA REGION
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW IMPORTED A VERY WET
TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE OVER THE BORDERLAND AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM.
WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING RAIN SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
AND FAR WEST TEXAS THROUGH THURSDAY. 2 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS
LIKELY OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED
FOR THE GILA REGION. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF OVER THE GILA REGION WILL
CAUSE THE LEVELS IN THE GILA REGINO TO RISE TO NEAR OR ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE ON THURSDAY.

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UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN
303 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
...FLOOD WATCH FOR POTENTIAL GILA RIVER FLOODING IN EFFECT FROM
THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...SOUTHERN
  GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE...SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER
  VALLEY AND UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY.

* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY WITH MODERATE TO
  HEAVY RAIN. AN AREA-WIDE INCREASE IN RAIN COVERAGE TONIGHT
  THROUGH THURSDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE MOVE ACROSS FROM THE
  WEST.

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVER COULD BE QUICKLY
  FILLED WITH FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE. SEVERAL RIVERS WILL
  LIKELY REACH BANKFUL AND RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING OF
  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.

&&

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR POTENTIAL FLOODING ALONG THE GILA RIVER FOR A
  PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...SOUTHERN GILA
  HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE...SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY
  AND UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY.

* FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

* EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OVER THE GILA REGION WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE
  RUN OFF THAT WILL DRAIN INTO THE GILA RIVER...CAUSING A RAPID
  RISE IN RIVER LEVELS BEGINNING THURSDAY MORNING. RIVER LEVELS
  MAY RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY MID DAY THURSDAY AT GILA...RED
  ROCK AND VIRDEN AND POINTS IN BETWEEN.

* THE GILA RIVER MAY RISE OUT OF ITS BANKS WITH MUDDY DEBRIS
  FILLED WATER THAT MAY IMPACT HOMES...ROADS AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR RIVER FLOODING BASED
ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

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SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-SIERRA COUNTY LAKES-
NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY-SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...
GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...ANIMAS...HACHITA...ANTELOPE WELLS...
CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...WINSTON...
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...SPACEPORT...GARFIELD...HATCH...
RADIUM SPRINGS...LAS CRUCES...VADO...SUNLAND PARK
303 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...EASTERN
  BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS...LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL...NORTHERN
  DONA ANA COUNTY...SIERRA COUNTY LAKES...SOUTHERN DONA ANA
  COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY...SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES
  VALLEY...SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN AND UPLANDS OF THE
  BOOTHEEL.

* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY WITH MODERATE TO
  HEAVY RAIN. AN AREA-WIDE INCREASE IN RAIN COVERAGE TONIGHT
  THROUGH THURSDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE MOVE ACROSS FROM THE
  WEST.

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVER COULD BE QUICKLY
  FILLED WITH FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE. SEVERAL RIVERS WILL
  LIKELY REACH BANKFUL AND RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING OF
  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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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...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
303 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NM AND TX...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  NM...CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN...EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS
  BELOW 7500 FEET...OTERO MESA...SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500
  FEET...SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN AND WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO
  MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET. IN TX...EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO
  COUNTY...NORTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS...RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES...
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY...SALT BASIN...
  SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS AND WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY.

* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY WITH MODERATE TO
  HEAVY RAIN. AN AREA-WIDE INCREASE IN RAIN COVERAGE TONIGHT
  THROUGH THURSDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE MOVE ACROSS FROM THE
  WEST.

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVER COULD BE QUICKLY
  FILLED WITH FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE. SEVERAL RIVERS WILL
  LIKELY REACH BANKFULL AND RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING OF
  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.

&&

$$

LUNDEEN




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