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FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1048 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

NMC015-TXC109-192145-
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CULBERSON-EDDY-
948 AM MDT FRI SEP 19 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR SMALL STREAMS AND ARROYOS IN...
  CULBERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...
  EDDY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 345 PM MDT FRIDAY/445 PM CDT FRIDAY/

* AT 1037 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
FLOODING CAUSED BY HEAVY RAIN FROM MORNING THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE
WARNED AREA. FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS.

THIS INCLUDES THE LOW WATER CROSSINGS AT...
  FM 1108 CROSSING DELAWARE RIVER...
  U.S. 62/180 AT MILE MARKER 9 ABOUT 7 SOUTHWEST OF WHITES CITY...
  LOW WATER CROSSING OVER 4 MILE ARROYO AT LAKE ROAD 4 MILES
  NORTHEAST OF LAKEWOOD...
  MANY LOCATIONS ALONG WHITES CITY ROAD WEST OF U.S. 62/180

* PARTS OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK ARE CLOSED DUE TO
FLOODING AND WASHED OUT ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3200 10493 3201 10485 3203 10484 3296 10484
      3296 10381 3253 10381 3252 10372 3200 10372
      3200 10405 3110 10413 3130 10491

$$
RHLUCHAN

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
920 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

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EDDY-
820 AM MDT FRI SEP 19 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  FOURMILE DRAW IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 1115 AM MDT

* AT 813 AM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
FLOODING ALONG FOURMILE DRAW CAUSED BY HEAVY RAIN OVERNIGHT ACROSS
THE AREA. AT 8 AM MDT, RAINFALL CONTINUED OVER EDDY COUNTY, BUT WAS
DECREASING. HOWEVER, RUNOFF FROM MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL SINCE 2
AM MDT WILL KEEP THE DRAW ABOVE FLOOD STAGE INTO LATE THIS MORNING
BEFORE THE WATER BEGINS TO RECEDE.  ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL IS
POSSIBLE, SO THESE RIVERS MAY RISE AGAIN LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

MOST FLOODING DEATHS ARE PREVENTABLE... AND MANY OCCUR WHEN MOTORISTS
DRIVE ACROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS. IT IS NEVER SAFE TO DRIVE ON FLOODED
ROADS. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER TO QUICKLY
CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3278 10457 3270 10429 3257 10433 3260 10457

$$
RHLUCHAN

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
906 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

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

  Pecos River at Malaga 10S affecting Eddy...Loving and Reeves
  Counties
  Black River above Black River Malaga 5W affecting Eddy County

Heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours has resulted in flooding on
the Pecos and Black Rivers in Eddy County in southeast New Mexico.
At 8 am MDT, rainfall continued over Eddy County, but was decreasing.
However, runoff from moderate to heavy rainfall since 2 am MDT will
keep both rivers above flood stage into this afternoon before the
water begins to recede.  Additional heavy rainfall is possible, so
these rivers may rise again later today or tonight.

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 and New Mexico.
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

&&

NMC015-TXC301-389-200445-
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906 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Pecos River at Malaga 10S.
* until this evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8AM Friday the stage was 21.7 feet (6.6 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet (6.1 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 22.7 feet (6.9
  meters) by late this morning.  The river will fall below flood
  stage late this morning.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 23.3 feet (7.1 meters) on
Oct 8 1954.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Malaga 10S     19.0 20.0   21.7   Fri  8 AM  18.8   9.5   6.1   5.2

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Malaga 10S      5.8  6.1    6.6   Fri  8 AM   5.7   2.9   1.9   1.6

&&

LAT...LON 3213 10412 3211 10395 3205 10392 3203 10410 3207 10411


$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
906 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

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

  Pecos River at Malaga 10S affecting Eddy...Loving and Reeves
  Counties
  Black River above Black River Malaga 5W affecting Eddy County

Heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours has resulted in flooding on
the Pecos and Black Rivers in Eddy County in southeast New Mexico.
At 8 am MDT, rainfall continued over Eddy County, but was decreasing.
However, runoff from moderate to heavy rainfall since 2 am MDT will
keep both rivers above flood stage into this afternoon before the
water begins to recede.  Additional heavy rainfall is possible, so
these rivers may rise again later today or tonight.

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 and New Mexico.
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

&&

NMC015-200238-
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906 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Black River above Black River Malaga 5W.
* until this evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8AM Friday the stage was 10.5 feet (3.2 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet (5.5 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this morning and continue to
  rise to near 19.0 feet (5.8 meters) by late this morning.  The
  river will fall below flood stage by late this morning.
* Impact...At 18.0 feet (5.5 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and area rangeland continues flooding.  Low water crossings
  and other low-lying areas along nearby roads are flooded.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 19.0 feet (5.8 meters) on
Sep 21 1941.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Black River Ma 12.0 18.0   10.5   Fri  8 AM  12.8   5.3   2.1   2.8

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Black River Ma  3.7  5.5    3.2   Fri  8 AM   3.9   1.6   0.6   0.9

&&

LAT...LON 3195 10485 3212 10485 3237 10402 3221 10403 3195 10452

$$

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