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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
825 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW affecting Presidio County

River levels on the Rio Grande at Presidio 6WNW are currently
in minor flood stage and will continue to gradually fall.


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:

The next statement will be issued tomorrow morning.


825 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning...The Flood Warning
continues for
  the Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW.
* until Saturday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8PM Wednesday the stage was 9.2 feet (2.8 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* Impact...At 9.0 feet (2.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and flooding between the levees occurs.  No damage to
  structures is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.0 feet (2.7 meters) on
Oct 14 2017.


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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Thu   Thu   Thu   Thu
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio 6WNW   6.0  9.0    9.2   Wed  8 PM   9.2   9.1   9.1   9.1

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Thu   Thu   Thu   Thu
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio 6WNW   1.8  2.7    2.8   Wed  8 PM   2.8   2.8   2.8   2.8


LAT...LON 2975 10465 2980 10451 2963 10437 2951 10446 2957 10453


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
338 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-Gaines-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-Terrell-Guadalupe Mountains-
338 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017 /238 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast New
Mexico, southwest Texas and western Texas.


Thunderstorms will be possible late tonight in the vicinity of the
Guadalupe Mountains.  Any storms that do develop will be accompanied
by occasional lightning and brief, heavy rainfall.


There will be a chance for thunderstorms across the entire area
Thursday and Thursday night. Occasional lightning and gusty winds
will be the main threats.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

This product, along with other watches, warnings, advisories,
and statements issued by the National Weather Service Office in
Midland, can be found on the internet at...

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
614 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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-
614 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this
afternoon, evening, and possibly continue into the overnight.
Instability and dynamics are weak so strong to severe storms are
not expected. However slow storm motion may provide for isolated
areas of heavy rain and a slight risk of flash flooding.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Isolated to scattered shower and thunderstorm activity should
continue through early Friday morning with the same king of
results. However, slightly better dynamics may allow for a few
strong storms with moderate hail and strong outflow winds.
Conditions become benign for the rest of the period beginning
mid-day Friday as dry air moves in on breezy west and northwest

Spotters are encouraged to report any occurrence of significant
weather to the NWS or local law enforcement officials.



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