Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1249 PM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

...The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N affecting Presidio County

Runoff from heavy rainfall this morning has resulted in the Rio Grande
River rising to flood stage at Candelaria 3N.  At 1215 PM CDT...the
stage was 10.1 feet or 3.08 meters.  Flood stage is 8.5 feet or 2.59
meters.  Since the heavy rainfall has moved away from the Rio Grande
watershed...the Rio Grande at Candelaria is expected to drop back
below flood stage this afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if
traveling through this area.  Vehicle-related fatalities are the
number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas.  If you encounter
a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to cross it.  You and
your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing floodwaters.
Turn around, don`t drown!

River levels are high.  Ranchers and farmers should move livestock
and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits.

Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could
significantly change the present forecast stage.

Additional information is available at:  www.weather.gov/midland

The next statement will be issued

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1249 PM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N.
* until late tonight, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 12 PM Tuesday the stage was 10.1 feet (3.1 meters).
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet (2.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  this afternoon.
* Impact...At 10.0 feet (3.0 meters), the river reaches moderate flood
  stage, flooding some sections of FM 170.  Water levels in the flood
  plain may begin to affect homes between the road and the river.
  The roadway to the foot bridge may be inundated.  Livestock and
  machinery may need to be moved as time and conditions permit.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.1 feet (3.1 meters) on
Sep 24 2010.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Wed   Wed
                                                7PM   1AM   7AM   1PM
  Candelaria 3N   7.5  8.5   10.1   Tue 12 PM   6.8   6.3   6.2   6.1

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Wed   Wed
                                                7PM   1AM   7AM   1PM
  Candelaria 3N   2.3  2.6    3.1   Tue 12 PM   2.1   1.9   1.9   1.9

&&

LAT...LON 3057 10504 3069 10492 3022 10463 2980 10451 2975 10465




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