Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1011 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017

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

  Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village affecting Brewster
  County

.Thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall Sunday resulted in
rapid river rises on the Rio Grande and tributaries in the Big Bend
area over the past few hours. Rain gauges and radar indicate that 3-4
inches of rain fell in some areas.  As a result, the Rio Grande is
above expected to rise into minor flood late this morning, then fall
below flood stage by late 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 this afternoon.

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1011 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village.
* until late Tuesday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9AM Monday the stage was 12.0 feet (3.7 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet (4.0 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue
  to rise to near 14.0 feet (4.3 meters) by this afternoon.  The
  river will fall below flood stage by late this afternoon.
* Impact...At 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), the river reaches moderate flood
  stage.  Water pumps submerge.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.9 feet (4.2 meters) on
Aug 19 2016.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio  12.0 13.0   12.0   Mon  9 AM  14.0   7.6   5.9   4.5

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio   3.7  4.0    3.7   Mon  9 AM   4.3   2.3   1.8   1.4

&&

LAT...LON 2896 10305 2915 10312 2940 10294 2931 10279 2912 10292


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