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Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
457 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...Localized Flash Flooding will be possible today through early
Sunday...

.A swath of deep subtropical moisture has moved back over Far West
Texas and portions of south central New Mexico. An upper level
storm system to our west will focus instability over our region
resulting in a stream of rain showers and thunderstorms moving
from south to north across El Paso, Hudspeth, and Otero counties
today, tonight, and early Sunday. Repeated storms over the same
area will result in heavy rain accumulations. In addition, some
of these storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall
with some locations receiving between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall,
resulting in localized areas of flash flooding.

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West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
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 Mescalero, Timberon, Mountain Park,
Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill, Pinon, Sacramento,
Crow Flats, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro, Fort Bliss,
Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City, Salt Flat,
Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
457 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of south central New Mexico and
  southwest Texas, this includes in Otero county, the Otero Mesa
  and the Sacramento Mountains, and surrounding slopes . In
  southwest Texas, this includes all of Hudspeth county and the
  eastern portions of El Paso county.

* From 10 AM MDT this morning through late tonight

* Scattered to numerous rain showers and thunderstorms will
  produce moderate to heavy rainfall. Some areas will see multiple
  storms which will deliver added accumulations to result in flash
  flooding. Other locations will experience storms that produce
  very heavy localized rainfall and flash flooding.

* Flash flooding across low water crossing may cause roads to
  impassable and be temporary closed. Urban flooding is also
  possible with flooding of streets, arroyos, flood-prone
  locations, and low-lying areas. Immediately move to higher
  ground if flooding occurs near you. Never drive through flood
  waters, Turn around, don`t drown.


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
305 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

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South Central Mountains-Union County-Harding County-
Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-
Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-
Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
305 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of eastern New Mexico, including
  the following areas: Chaves County Plains, Curry County, De Baca
  County, Eastern Lincoln County, Eastern San Miguel County,
  Guadalupe County, Harding County, Quay County, Roosevelt County,
  South Central Mountains, Southwest Chaves County and Union County.

* from noon MDT today through early Sunday morning.

* Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected through most of
  the afternoon over eastern New Mexico today. Thunderstorms will be
  capable of producing heavy downpours, with storms training over the
  same area more than once, potentially totaling up to 2-3 inches.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
  and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain.
  Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water crossings, and river beds
  could turn to raging torrents during flash flooding episodes.
  Road closures 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.
Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash
Flood Warnings be issued.

&&

$$

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
349 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

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Cimarron-Dallam-Hartley-Oldham-Deaf Smith-
Including the cities of Boise City, Keyes, Dalhart, Hartley,
Channing, Vega, and Hereford
349 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Oklahoma and Texas,
  including the following areas, in Oklahoma, Cimarron. In
  Texas, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Hartley, and Oldham.

* From this evening through Sunday afternoon

* Scattered to numerous slow moving thunderstorms with heavy to
  very heavy rain will be possible across the far western Texas
  and Oklahoma Panhandles this evening through Sunday morning.
  Areas within the watch may receive heavy rainfall in a short
  time due to slow moving thunderstorms in a moist environment.
  This may produce excessive runoff and possible flash flooding.

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.

&&

$$

Schneider

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
314 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...Flash Flood Watch this afternoon and tonight for Southeast New
Mexico and Culberson county...

.A strong upper trough centered over NV this morning will slowly
wobble east. As it does southwest flow aloft will set up ahead of
it and allow disturbances to track across the region. These
disturbances will help initiate showers and thunderstorms over the
area. The combination of these disturbances along with good low
and mid level moisture will create the potential for heavy rain...
especially with slow moving or training storms... therefore a
Flash Flood Watch has been issued. This watch may be extended in
time or expanded in coverage.

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Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Queen, Artesia, Carlsbad,
Carlsbad Caverns NP, Tatum, Hobbs, Lovington, Eunice, Jal,
Van Horn, Guadalupe Mountains NP, and Pine Springs
314 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017 /214 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017/

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast New Mexico and
  southwest 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 southwest Texas, Guadalupe Mountains and Van
  Horn and Highway 54 Corridor.

* From 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ this afternoon through Sunday morning

* Heavy rainfall enhanced by terrain will result in the threat of
  flash flooding of arroyos and small streams. Urban flash
  flooding will also be possible within cities and towns.

* Dont drive into areas where water covers the road. The water
  may be deeper than it appears and less than a foot of rushing
  water can float many vehicles. If you encounter water flowing
  across a roadway, turn around, don`t drown.

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.

&&

$$

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