Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
753 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW affecting Presidio County

The river stage on the Rio Grande at Presidio 6WNW continues in
minor flood stage and is expected to remain in minor flood stage
through Saturday.

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 tomorrow morning.

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753 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Flood Warning extended until late Saturday night...The Flood
Warning continues for
  the Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW.
* until late Saturday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  7PM Thursday the stage was 9.1 feet (2.8 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 9.2 feet (2.8
  meters) by tomorrow morning.  The river will fall below flood stage
  Saturday early afternoon.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet (2.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and flooding between the levees occurs.  No damage to
  structures is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.0 feet (2.7 meters) on
Oct 14 2017.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Sat   Sun   Mon
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 6WNW   6.0  9.0    9.1   Thu  7 PM   9.0   8.9   8.6   8.3

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Sat   Sun   Mon
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 6WNW   1.8  2.7    2.8   Thu  7 PM   2.7   2.7   2.6   2.5

&&

LAT...LON 2975 10465 2980 10451 2963 10437 2951 10446 2957 10453


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