Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
451 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...EDDY COUNTY PLAINS...AND VAN HORN AND THE
HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...

.REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ODILE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST INTO ARIZONA
THROUGH TONIGHT...BRINGING INCREASED MOISTURE AND INCREASING
CHANCES OF RAINFALL TO WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO.
FAVORED AREAS FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE IN AND AROUND THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS.  THESE AREAS RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL ON
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF LAST WEEK AND SOILS ARE ALREADY NEAR
SATURATION. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL WILL GENERATE RUNOFF QUICKLY
AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING.

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GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...VAN HORN...
PINE SPRINGS
451 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014 /351 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014/

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND
  SOUTHWEST TEXAS...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST
  NEW MEXICO...EDDY COUNTY PLAINS AND GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF
  EDDY COUNTY. IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND VAN
  HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR.

* THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

* ABUNDANT MOISTURE FROM THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ODILE WILL
  MOVE INTO THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT...INCREASING THE CHANCES
  FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL ON
  ALREADY SATURATED SOILS. ONE INCH OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE IN
  THESE AREAS...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER 2 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* FLOODING OF CREEKS...ARROYOS...LOW WATER CROSSINGS...AND CITY
  STREETS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

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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