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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
350 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO AND
FAR WEST TEXAS THROUGH MONDAY...

.ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL FLOW BACK INTO THE AREA TODAY AND MONDAY
FOR INCREASED CHANCES OF WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL.
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP WITH
THE AID OF FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVING INTO THE AREA AND A PASSING
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. THE GROUND REMAINS MOIST FROM PREVIOUS HEAVY
RAINS OF A FEW DAYS AGO...SO MUCH OF THIS RAIN WILL BE IN THE FORM
OF RUNOFF. FLOODING ALONG DRAINAGES...ARROYOS...SMALL STREAMS AND
LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY. URBAN AREAS MAY
SEE STREET FLOODING AND PONDING OF WATER IN POORLY DRAINED LOW
LYING AREAS. THE HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL WILL DIMINISH MONDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY TUESDAY.

NMZ401>403-407>417-TXZ418>424-220000-
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UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
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-
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-OTERO MESA-
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...
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...MESCALERO...
MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...
MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...PINON...CROW FLATS...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
350 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NM AND TX...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NM...CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN...EAST SLOPES
  SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET...EASTERN BLACK RANGE
  FOOTHILLS...NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY...OTERO MESA...SACRAMENTO
  MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET...SIERRA COUNTY LAKES...SOUTHERN
  DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY...SOUTHERN GILA
  FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY...SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK
  RANGE...SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN...SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES
  BASIN...UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY AND WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO
  MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET. 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.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL OCCUR OVER
  THE AFFECTED AREA THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD RAIN
  AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL FALL
  ON ALREADY SATURATED SOIL...RESULTING IN CONSIDERABLE RUNOFF.

* 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 STREETS...
  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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LUNDEEN




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