Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1058 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

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

  Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge affecting Presidio
  County
  Rio Grande below Presidio 5SE affecting Presidio County

Due to recent thunderstorm activity, runoff from heavy rainfall has caused river levels on the Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge
to rise above flood stage. It will continue to rise and then begin falling this afternoon. Levels at Presidio 5SE will rise above flood stage and will continue to rise through Thursday.

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

&&

TXC377-220758-
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1058 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge.
* until further notice, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10AM Monday the stage was 16.7 feet (5.1 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.5 feet (4.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 16.9 feet (5.2
  meters) by this afternoon then begin falling.
* Impact...At 15.5 feet (4.7 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 16.8 feet (5.1 meters) on
Aug 14 2017.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio Inter 12.0 15.5   16.7   Mon 10 AM  16.9  16.8  16.8  16.8

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio Inter  3.7  4.7    5.1   Mon 10 AM   5.2   5.1   5.1   5.1

&&

LAT...LON 2951 10446 2963 10437 2961 10430 2945 10435 2949 10443


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1058 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande below Presidio 5SE.
* until further notice, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10AM Monday the stage was 8.4 feet (2.6 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to
  rise to near 10.3 feet (3.1 meters) by Thursday before midnight.
  Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 11.0 feet (3.4 meters), minor flooding continues along
  the river.  Irrigation pumps may need to be removed.  No threats to
  residences or other structures are known to occur.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.2 feet (3.1 meters) on
Jul 9 2015.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 5SE    8.0  9.0    8.4   Mon 10 AM   9.8  10.1  10.2  10.3

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 5SE    2.4  2.7    2.6   Mon 10 AM   3.0   3.1   3.1   3.1

&&

LAT...LON 2945 10435 2961 10430 2959 10425 2937 10394 2923 10401


$$



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