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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
832 PM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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SIERRA NM-GRANT NM-
832 PM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...
  SOUTHWESTERN SIERRA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 1030 PM MDT

* AT 832 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED FROM .6 TO 1.2 INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THE LAS
  HOUR AND A HALF.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK...
  HILLSBORO...
  SILVER CITY...
  SAN LORENZO...
  LAKE ROBERTS...
  GEORGETOWN...
  EMORY PASS...
  COONEY...
  CAMP THUNDERBIRD...
  SHERMAN...
  BEAR CANYON LAKE...
  IRON CREEK CAMPGROUND...
  ROCKY CANYON CAMPGROUND...
  SAPILLO CAMPGROUND...

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE
YOU ARE RELATIVE TO STREAMS...RIVERS...OR CREEKS WHICH CAN BECOME
KILLERS IN HEAVY RAINS. CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD AVOID STREAMS OR
CREEKS AND MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

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.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT
ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE
FLOOD WATERS.

&&

LAT...LON 3318 10819 3312 10744 3260 10771 3260 10792
      3257 10792 3260 10864

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NOVLAN






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