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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
847 AM CDT WED JUN 29 2016

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

  Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N affecting Presidio County

Recent heavy rain will bring Candelaria river level briefly to flood
stage Wednesday. Additional rain could extend flood conditions.

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 later today.

&&

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/CDET2.1.ER.160628T2242Z.160628T2245Z.160629T1825Z.NO/
847 AM CDT WED JUN 29 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N.
* until late tonight, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8AM Wednesday the stage was 7.7 feet (2.4 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet (2.6 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to
  rise to near 8.6 feet (2.6 meters) by this afternoon.  The river
  will fall below flood stage by this afternoon.
* Impact...At 8.5 feet (2.6 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, possibly resulting in flooding of FM 170 in low areas.
  Homes in Candelaria are not expected to be affected.  Farmers and
  ranchers need to remain alert to the weather and river conditions
  as livestock and machinery may need to be moved to higher ground.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 8.7 feet (2.7 meters) on
Jun 28 2016.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Thu   Fri   Sat   Sun
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Candelaria 3N   7.5  8.5    7.7   Wed  8 AM   5.6   5.2   4.9   5.0

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Thu   Fri   Sat   Sun
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Candelaria 3N   2.3  2.6    2.4   Wed  8 AM   1.7   1.6   1.5   1.5

&&

LAT...LON 3057 10504 3069 10492 3022 10463 2980 10451 2975 10465


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