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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
611 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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GRANT NM-
611 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND ARROYO FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 815 PM MDT

* AT 610 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED AN INCH TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN LESS
  THAN AN HOUR. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WITH EXCESSIVE RUNOFF IS
  EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SILVER CITY...
  LITTLE WALNUT VILLAGE...
  ARENAS VALLEY...
  COBRE...
  HANOVER...
  NORTH HURLEY...
  TYRONE...
  PINOS ALTOS...
  HURLEY...
  FORT BAYARD...

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RAINFALL CAN QUICKLY TURN DRY DESERT WASHES AND ARROYOS
INTO RAGING RIVERS...EVEN IN AREAS FAR FROM WHERE RAIN HAS FALLEN. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED ARROYOS. SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN CARVE
DEEP CHANNELS IN PREVIOUSLY SHALLOW WASHES...AND WATER CAN BE MUCH
DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. IF YOUR ROUTE BECOMES CUT OFF BY FLOODED
ARROYOS...WAIT FOR FLOOD WATERS TO RECEDE.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO
CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3254 10795 3252 10826 3284 10834 3291 10812

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