Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
800 PM CDT SUN SEP 18 2016

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

  Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N affecting Presidio County

Storms with heavy rain moved across the drainages into the Rio Grande
near Candelaria resulting in rapid rises. Additional rain is not expected
and the level is expected to continue to slowly fall overnight.

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

&&

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/CDET2.1.ER.160918T1020Z.160919T0600Z.160920T1800Z.NO/
800 PM CDT SUN SEP 18 2016

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N.
* until late Tuesday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  7PM Sunday the stage was 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet (2.6 meters).
* Impact...At 8.5 feet (2.6 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, possibly resulting in flooding of FM 170 in low areas.
  Homes in Candelaria are not expected to be affected.  Farmers and
  ranchers need to remain alert to the weather and river conditions
  as livestock and machinery may need to be moved to higher ground.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.1 feet (2.8 meters) on
Aug 3 2014.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sun   Sun   Sun   Mon
                                                7AM   1PM   7PM   1AM
  Candelaria 3N   7.5  8.5    9.0   Sun  7 PM   9.0   8.9   8.8   8.7

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sun   Sun   Sun   Mon
                                                7AM   1PM   7PM   1AM
  Candelaria 3N   2.3  2.6    2.7   Sun  7 PM   2.7   2.7   2.7   2.7

&&

LAT...LON 3057 10504 3069 10492 3022 10463 2980 10451 2975 10465


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