Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
613 AM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in New
Mexico...

  Pecos River below Carlsbad 2E, below Dark Canyon affecting Eddy
  County
  Dark Canyon Draw at Dark Canyon Carlsbad affecting Eddy County

.The flood wave has passed Carlsbad 2E and Dark Canyon Carlsbad with
a very brief moderate flood. The levels will now fall back into
minor category rather quickly through the morning.

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 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!

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 later this morning.

&&

NMC015-230102-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FL.W.0023.000000T0000Z-140923T0102Z/
/CPDN5.2.ER.140922T0710Z.140922T0800Z.140922T1302Z.NO/
613 AM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Pecos River below Carlsbad 2E, below Dark Canyon.
* until this evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  5AM Monday the stage was 15.3 feet (4.7 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet (4.3 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  this morning.
* Impact...At 14.0 feet (4.3 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and begins flooding area farmland, mainly downstream.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.4 feet (4.7 meters) on
Sep 13 2013.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   1PM   7PM   1AM
  Carlsbad 2E, b 12.0 14.0   15.3   Mon  5 AM  14.9   9.7   7.1   5.6

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   1PM   7PM   1AM
  Carlsbad 2E, b  3.7  4.3    4.7   Mon  5 AM   4.5   3.0   2.2   1.7

&&

LAT...LON 3243 10433 3252 10419 3236 10399 3225 10412 3236 10428


$$

NMC015-230151-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FL.W.0024.000000T0000Z-140923T0151Z/
/DACN5.2.ER.140922T0659Z.140922T0745Z.140922T1351Z.NR/
513 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Dark Canyon Draw at Dark Canyon Carlsbad.
* until this evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  4AM Monday the stage was 17.4 feet (5.3 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  this morning.
* Impact...At 18.0 feet (5.5 meters), the canyon reaches moderate
  flood stage.  A few residences and businesses nearest to the bank
  near the U.S. Highway 285 bridge (Canal Street) in Carlsbad begin
  to flood.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 17.9 feet (5.4 meters) on
Sep 12 2013.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   1PM   7PM   1AM
  Dark Canyon Ca  9.0 15.0   17.4   Mon  4 AM  16.7  11.2   8.9   8.3

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   1PM   7PM   1AM
  Dark Canyon Ca  2.7  4.6    5.3   Mon  4 AM   5.1   3.4   2.7   2.5

&&

LAT...LON 3200 10485 3227 10485 3243 10457 3249 10418 3237 10400


$$



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