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FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
427 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TXC103-135-301-329-371-389-461-475-495-210315-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FA.W.0013.140920T2127Z-140921T0315Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ECTOR-LOVING-MIDLAND-CRANE-PECOS-UPTON-WARD-WINKLER-REEVES-
427 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
  SOUTHEASTERN ECTOR COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN LOVING COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  SOUTHWESTERN MIDLAND COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  CRANE COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  NORTH CENTRAL PECOS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...
  WESTERN UPTON COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  WARD COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN WINKLER COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  EXTREME EAST CENTRAL REEVES COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...

* UNTIL 1015 PM CDT

* AT 420 PM CDT...MULTIPLE SECONDARY ROADS IN THE WARNED AREA WERE
  EXPERIENCING FLOODING DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL THAT OCCURRED EARLIER.
  FLOODING WAS REPORTED ON HIGHWAY 385 BETWEEN ODESSA AND MCCAMEY.
  A STRETCH OF RANCH ROAD 11 EAST OF GRANDFALLS WAS ALSO REPORTEDLY
  CLOSED. ADDITIONAL LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WAS ALSO OCCURRING ACROSS
  PORTIONS OF THE WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STREAMS AND DRAINAGES AFFECTED INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...
LANDRETH DRAW...PECOS RIVER...LEON CREEK...COMANCHE CREEK AND JOHNSON
DRAW.

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.

FOR ROAD CONDITIONS IN TEXAS...PLEASE CALL THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION AT 1 800 452 9292...OR VISIT
HTTP://WWW.DOT.STATE.TX.US.

FOR ROAD CONDITIONS IN NEW MEXICO...PLEASE CALL THE NEW MEXICO
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AT 1 800 432 4269...OR VISIT
HTTP://NMSHTD.STATE.NM.US/ROAD-INFO.

&&

LAT...LON 3150 10330 3166 10333 3165 10279 3173 10210
      3118 10213 3109 10230 3109 10238 3105 10240
      3090 10260 3125 10290 3137 10312

$$

05

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
414 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

NMC015-025-TXC109-301-389-475-495-210315-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FA.W.0012.140920T2114Z-140921T0315Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
LOVING-WARD-WINKLER-REEVES-CULBERSON-LEA-EDDY-
414 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
  LOVING COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  WESTERN WARD COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  EXTREME NORTHWESTERN WINKLER COUNTY IN WEST TEXAS...
  NORTHERN REEVES COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...
  NORTHEASTERN CULBERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS...
  SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...
  SOUTHEASTERN EDDY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 1015 PM CDT/915 PM MDT/

* AT 406 PM CDT...FLOODING FROM PREVIOUS RAINFALL CONTINUED OVER
  SOUTHERN EDDY COUNTY AND LEA COUNTY IN NEW MEXICO INTO NORTHEAST
  CULBERSON COUNTY...NORTHERN REEVES COUNTY...LOVING COUNTY AND
  WESTERN WARD COUNTY. NUMEROUS ROADS REMAIN CLOSED IN SOUTHEAST
  NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 302 WEST OF KERMIT.

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.

FOR ROAD CONDITIONS IN TEXAS...PLEASE CALL THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION AT 1 800 452 9292...OR VISIT
HTTP://WWW.DOT.STATE.TX.US.

FOR ROAD CONDITIONS IN NEW MEXICO...PLEASE CALL THE NEW MEXICO
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AT 1 800 432 4269...OR VISIT
HTTP://NMSHTD.STATE.NM.US/ROAD-INFO.

&&

LAT...LON 3253 10409 3251 10374 3226 10371 3223 10308
      3202 10308 3201 10332 3165 10334 3149 10330
      3143 10320 3136 10312 3131 10325 3135 10351
      3168 10443 3201 10479

$$

05

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1016 AM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

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

  Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch affecting Brewster County

Heavy rainfall along with continued releases
from Luis Leon Resevoir is expected to cause rises along
the Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch, with the river reaching
flood stage of 15.0 ft by noon Monday. The river is forecast
to remain in flood stage through the forecast period.

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

&&

TXC043-210716-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FL.W.0015.140922T1800Z-000000T0000Z/
/TELT2.1.ER.140922T1800Z.140924T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1016 AM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch.
* from Monday afternoon until further notice, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  9AM Saturday the stage was 14.3 feet (4.4 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Monday early afternoon and
  continue to rise to near 15.6 feet (4.8 meters) by Wednesday early
  afternoon.
* Impact...At 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), flood stage is reached.
  Moderate lowland flooding begins.  Roads that lead to Cottonwood
  Campground and River Road may flood.  Stages are practically
  synonymous with the gage at Cottonwood Campground at Castolon
  (CSTT2), and therefore represent the reach from Santa Elena Canyon
  through Cottonwood Campground, where damage may occur.  Cattle also
  graze in the lowlands, and may be threatened.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.1 feet (4.6 meters) on
Jul 22 2013.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sat   Sun   Sun
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Johnson Ranch  12.0 15.0   14.3   Sat  9 AM  13.8  12.8  12.6  12.9

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sat   Sun   Sun
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Johnson Ranch   3.7  4.6    4.4   Sat  9 AM   4.2   3.9   3.8   3.9

&&

LAT...LON 2900 10349 2912 10340 2915 10312 2896 10305 2895 10338


$$

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