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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1124 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-181730-
UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-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-
1124 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NM AND TX.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.
THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ODILE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE DESERT
SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TOMORROW. HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED
OVER MUCH OF THE AREA...ESPECIALLY IN THE GILA REGION AND
SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO IN GENERAL. RAIN AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ISOLATED HIGHER RAIN AMOUNTS MAY OCCUR. THE
GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED WITH MUCH OF THE RAIN EXPECTED TO BE
RUNOFF. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING ALONG ARROYOS...SMALL
STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS. PONDING OF WATER IN POORLY
DRAINED LOW LYING AREAS AND ROADWAYS IS LIKELY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL SYSTEM ODILE WILL TRACK ACROSS SOUTHERN
AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO ON THURSDAY WITH HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING
LIKELY. THE HIGHEST EXPECTED RAIN AMOUNTS WILL BE BOTH IN THE GILA
REGION AND IN THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAIN AREA WHERE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF
RAIN IS FORECASTED. LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO MAY GET 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS. FAR WEST TEXAS IS NOT IN THE DIRECT PATH OF THE
TROPICAL SYSTEM BUT MAY STILL GET UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IN SOME
AREAS WITH LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE.

RAIN CHANCES WILL DECREASE ON FRIDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE EXIT
THE REGION AND TAKE MUCH OF THE MOISTURE WITH IT. ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE AREA FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. RAINS WILL
VARY FROM LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE WITH A REDUCED FLOODING
THREAT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD REPORT ANY OBSERVED HAZARDOUS WEATHER OR FLOODING
TO THIS OFFICE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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LUNDEEN





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