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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
558 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN FROM THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE ODILE
WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS TONIGHT...

.THE REMNANTS OF WHAT IS LEFT OF HURRICANE ODILE WILL CONTINUE TO
MAKE SLOW PROGRESS THROUGH SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT. ABUNDANT
MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD
HEAVY RAIN AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
AND FAR WEST TEXAS THROUGH TONIGHT. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES
OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO WITH THE HIGHEST
AMOUNTS EXPECTED IN THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS. THE THREAT FOR HEAVY
RAIN WILL BEGIN TO END LATER TONIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT AS THE
REMNANTS OF ODILE SLOWLY PUSH TO THE EAST OF THE REGION.

NMZ401>413-TXZ418>424-190600-
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UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-SIERRA COUNTY LAKES-
NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY-SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-
CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN-SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN-
WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY-EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY-
NORTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS-SALT BASIN-
SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...
WINSTON...TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...SPACEPORT...GARFIELD...
HATCH...RADIUM SPRINGS...LAS CRUCES...VADO...SUNLAND PARK...
ALAMOGORDO...TULAROSA...WHITE SANDS MONUMENT...OROGRANDE...
WHITE SANDS RANGE HEADQUARTERS...CHAPARRAL...DOWNTOWN...
WEST EL PASO...UPPER VALLEY...FORT BLISS...SOCORRO...
EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO...HUECO TANKS...LOMA LINDA...
DELL CITY...CORNUDAS...SALT FLAT...SIERRA BLANCA...FABENS...
TORNILLO...FORT HANCOCK
558 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NM AND TX...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  NM...CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN...EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS...
  LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL...NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY...SIERRA
  COUNTY LAKES...SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY...
  SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY...SOUTHERN GILA
  HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE...SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN...SOUTHWEST
  DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY...SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES
  BASIN...UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL AND UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY.
  IN TX...EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY...NORTHERN HUDSPETH
  HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS...RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL
  PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES...RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN
  HUDSPETH COUNTY...SALT BASIN...SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS AND
  WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT

* SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY
  RAIN AT TIMES AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE MOVE ACROSS THE AREA .

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVER COULD BE QUICKLY
  FILLED WITH FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE. FLOODING OF HOMES AND
  BUSINESSES IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
  SOME FLOODING COULD BECOME LIFE THREATENING. PEOPLE LIVING IN
  FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF RISING
  WATER IS SEEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-OTERO MESA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MESCALERO...MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...
PINON...CROW FLATS
558 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...EAST SLOPES
  SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET...OTERO MESA...SACRAMENTO
  MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET AND WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS
  BELOW 7500 FEET.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY WITH MODERATE TO
  HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE MOVE ACROSS THE
  AREA FROM THE WEST.

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVER COULD BE QUICKLY
  FILLED WITH FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE. FLOODING OF HOMES AND
  BUSINESSES IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
  SOME FLOODING COULD BECOME LIFE THREATENING. PEOPLE LIVING IN
  FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF RISING
  WATER IS SEEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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