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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
319 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

NMZ508-509-520-523>526-533>540-230400-
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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
319 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS
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...LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...QUAY COUNTY...
  ROOSEVELT COUNTY...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY...SOUTH CENTRAL
  HIGHLANDS...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY...
  SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY.

* UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL PASS TO OUR NORTH
  TONIGHT. AS IT ADVANCES EASTWARD...MOIST LOW LEVEL SOUTHEAST AND
  SOUTH WINDS AND A CONTINUED TAP OF LATE SEASON MONSOON MOISTURE
  WILL PERSIST. THE COMBINATION OF THESE FEATURES WILL KEEP
  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACTIVE THROUGH THIS EVENING...AND
  THEREFORE THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE
  WATCH AREA.

* LOCATIONS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL RECENTLY WILL BE
  MOST AT RISK OF 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.

&&

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
348 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING FOR
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...VAN HORN
REGION...AND UPPER TRANS PECOS REGION...

.TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND
SOUTHWEST TEXAS TODAY CONTINUING TO BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY
RAIN THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. RAINFALL RATES EXCEEDING 1 INCH PER HOUR
ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...AND COMBINED WITH SATURATED
SOILS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE QUICK RUNOFF RESULTING IN FLASH
FLOODING...ESPECIALLY AT LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND AREAS WITH POOR
DRAINAGE.

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ057>060-067-258-231000-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-WARD-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...TATUM...
HOBBS...LOVINGTON...EUNICE...JAL...VAN HORN...PECOS...MENTONE...
RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...MONAHANS...PINE SPRINGS
348 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014 /248 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014/

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

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...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...LOVING...REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER
  TRANS PECOS...VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...WARD AND
  WINKLER.

* THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

* AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH
  AREA TODAY...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF UP TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* 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.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
424 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

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

.MOISTURE IS ON THE INCREASE ACROSS FAR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHERN
NEW MEXICO. ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE AREA THROUGH
MIDNIGHT INCREASING CHANCES OF WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAINFALL. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
DEVELOP WITH THE AID OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-230600-
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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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE...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...MESCALERO...
MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...
MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...PINON...CROW FLATS...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
424 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF NM AND TX...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  NM...CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN...EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS
  BELOW 7500 FEET...EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS...LOWLANDS OF
  THE BOOTHEEL...NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY...OTERO MESA...
  SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET...SIERRA COUNTY LAKES...
  SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY...SOUTHERN GILA
  FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY...SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK
  RANGE...SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN...SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA
  RIVER VALLEY...SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN...UPLANDS OF THE
  BOOTHEEL...UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY AND WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO
  MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET. IN TX...EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO
  COUNTY...NORTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS...RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES...
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY...SALT BASIN...
  SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS AND WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL OCCUR OVER
  THE AFFECTED AREA THROUGH MIDNIGHT. 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.

&&

$$

LUNDEEN

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