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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
1014 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

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LUNA NM-GRANT NM-HIDALGO NM-
1014 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN LUNA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...
  HIDALGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...
  SOUTH CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 1215 AM MDT

* AT 1009 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED FROM .5 TO 1.0 INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN SOME AREAS
  IN THE LAST HOUR.

* ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO FALL AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE IN
  SOUTHEAST ARIZONA AND NORTHWEST MEXICO START TO MOVE NORTHEASTWARD
  INTO THE AREA TONIGHT.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  RODEO...
  LORDSBURG...
  ANTELOPE WELLS...
  ANIMAS...
  WINDMILL...
  WHITE SIGNAL...
  SEPAR...
  SHAKESPEARE...
  ALAMO HUECO...
  PLAYAS...
  GERONIMO CAMPGROUND...
  BIG HATCHET REFUGE...
  GRANITE GAP...

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.

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 3259 10905 3261 10825 3170 10819 3134 10820
      3132 10904 3153 10906

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NOVLAN






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