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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
224 PM CDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING FOR
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS...VAN
HORN REGION...MOST OF THE TRANS PECOS AND THE PERMIAN BASIN...

.THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ODILE...LOCATED IN SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO THIS MORNING...WILL CONTINUE TO BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
HEAVY RAIN TO SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MUCH OF SOUTHWEST TEXAS
THROUGH TONIGHT WITH A DECREASING THREAT BY MID DAY MONDAY.
RAINFALL RATES EXCEEDING 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WATCH AREA. SOILS ARE PARTICULARLY SATURATED OVER SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO...THE UPPER TRANS PECOS AND MUCH OF THE PERMIAN BASIN. ANY
RAINFALL THAT OCCURS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE QUICK RUNOFF RESULTING IN
FLASH FLOODING AND FLOODING OF AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING.

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-258-
220730-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FF.A.0006.000000T0000Z-140922T1800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
PECOS-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...TATUM...
HOBBS...LOVINGTON...EUNICE...JAL...SEMINOLE...LAMESA...SNYDER...
ANDREWS...STANTON...BIG SPRING...COLORADO CITY...VAN HORN...
PECOS...MENTONE...RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...
GARDEN CITY...MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...
ALPINE...FORT STOCKTON...PINE SPRINGS
224 PM CDT SUN SEP 21 2014 /124 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014/

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

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...CENTRAL LEA
  COUNTY...EDDY COUNTY PLAINS...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY
  COUNTY...NORTHERN LEA COUNTY AND SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY. IN
  TEXAS...ANDREWS...BORDEN...CRANE...DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS
  AREA...DAWSON...ECTOR...GAINES...GLASSCOCK...GUADALUPE
  MOUNTAINS...HOWARD...LOVING...MARTIN...MIDLAND...MITCHELL...
  PECOS...REAGAN...REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS...
  SCURRY...UPTON...VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...WARD AND
  WINKLER.

* THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

* AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH
  AREA TODAY...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE...
  PARTICULARLY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS THE CENTRAL AND
  NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN.

* FLOODING OF RIVERS...CREEKS...ARROYOS...LOW WATER CROSSINGS
  AND CITY STREETS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
WITH SATURATED SOILS...RUNOFF CAN CAUSE FLASH FLOODING QUICKLY.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

05

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
312 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

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

.MOISTURE IS ON THE INCREASE ACROSS FAR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHERN NEW
MEXICO YET AGAIN. ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL RESIDE OVER THE AREA
OVERNIGHT AND MONDAY INCREASING CHANCES OF WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAINFALL. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP WITH THE AID OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY...AN UPPER
DISTURBANCE...AND A PASSING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. THE GROUND REMAINS
MOIST FROM PREVIOUS HEAVY RAINS OF A FEW DAYS AGO...SO RUNOFF WILL
BE RAPID AND ABOVE NORMAL. 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>413-TXZ418>424-221100-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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-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...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
312 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

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

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST
  TEXAS. IN NEW MEXICO COUNTIES INCLUDE...HIDALGO...GRANT...SIERRA
  LUNA...DONA ANA...AND OTERO. IN TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDE...EL PASO
  AND HUDSPETH.

* THIS EVENING 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.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
312 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

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

.MOISTURE IS ON THE INCREASE ACROSS FAR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHERN NEW
MEXICO YET AGAIN. ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL RESIDE OVER THE AREA
OVERNIGHT AND MONDAY INCREASING CHANCES OF WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAINFALL. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP WITH THE AID OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY...AN UPPER
DISTURBANCE...AND A PASSING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. THE GROUND REMAINS
MOIST FROM PREVIOUS HEAVY RAINS OF A FEW DAYS AGO...SO RUNOFF WILL
BE RAPID AND ABOVE NORMAL. 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.

NMZ414>417-221100-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-OTERO MESA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MESCALERO...MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...
PINON...CROW FLATS
312 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

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

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO IN OTERO
  COUNTY.

* THIS EVENING 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.

&&

$$

BIRD

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1159 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

NMZ508-509-523-526-533>540-220400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FF.A.0016.000000T0000Z-140923T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
1159 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS...
  CURRY COUNTY...DE BACA COUNTY...EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY...
  GUADALUPE COUNTY...QUAY COUNTY...ROOSEVELT COUNTY...SAN FRANCISCO
  RIVER VALLEY...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY
  AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WILL TRACK
  SLOWLY EASTWARD TODAY AND PASS THROUGH THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
  ROCKIES MONDAY. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
  MOIST LOW LEVEL EAST WINDS ALONG WITH A TAP OF MONSOON MOISTURE
  FROM MEXICO IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF THESE FEATURES WILL
  LEAD TO INCREASED AND SUSTAINED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
  AND THEREFORE THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE WATCH
  AREA.

* LOCATIONS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL RECENTLY WILL BE
  MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING. OTHER VULNERABLE LOCATIONS
  INCLUDE POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...STEEP TERRAIN AND BURN SCARS SUCH
  AS THE LITTLE BEAR AND WHITEWATER BALDY. KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON
  SMALL STREAMS AND ARROYOS...AND AVOID FLOODED LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1159 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

NMZ520-524-525-220400-
/O.EXA.KABQ.FF.A.0016.000000T0000Z-140923T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
1159 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW
  MEXICO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...LOWER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY...SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY.

* THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WILL TRACK
  SLOWLY EASTWARD TODAY AND PASS THROUGH THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
  ROCKIES MONDAY. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
  MOIST LOW LEVEL EAST WINDS ALONG WITH A TAP OF MONSOON MOISTURE
  FROM MEXICO IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF THESE FEATURES WILL
  LEAD TO INCREASED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY FOR A
  SUSTAINED PERIOD...RESULTING IN THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAVY
  RAINFALL OVER THE WATCH AREA.

* LOCATIONS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL RECENTLY WILL BE
  MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING. OTHER VULNERABLE LOCATIONS
  INCLUDE POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND STEEP TERRAIN. KEEP A WATCHFUL
  EYE ON SMALL STREAMS AND ARROYOS...AND AVOID FLOODED LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

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