New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Areal Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Eddy
  • Lea

The National Weather Service In Midland Has Issued A
- Flood Warning For Small Streams In
Loving County In West Texas
Western Ward 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 1030 Am Cdt/930 Am Mdt/
- At 526 Am Cdt Flooding Of Rural Roadways Low Lying
Areas Normally Dry Creeks And Arroyos And Rivers
Are Still A Concern. Even Though Heavy Rain Has Moved Out
Of The Area There Is Still High Water And It Will Take More
Time For The Water To Runoff. Highway 302 At The Pecos River Is
Flooded And Closed. Most Other Roads Are Open In The Area But
Low Water Crossings On Rural Roads May Be Impassable. The Pecos
River Is Running High From Red Bluff To Mentone. The Impacts
Are Not Exactly Known Farther South But There Are Concerns For
Flooding Along The Pecos From Mentone To Near Railroad Crossing
Just North Of Interstate 20.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
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.

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Guadalupe Mountains
  • Andrews
  • Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor
  • Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County
  • Eddy County Plains
  • Northern Lea County
  • Central Lea County
  • Southern Lea County
  • Gaines

Flash Flood Watch Now In Effect Through This Evening
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.
- Until This Evening
- Abundant Moisture From The Remnants Of Tropical Storm Odile
Will Continue To Move Into The Region. An Additional 1 To 2
Inches Of Rain Is Possible In The Watch Area Through Tonight
With Isolated Amounts Of 3 Or Greater.
- Flooding Of 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.
You Should Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Prepared To Take Action
Should Flash Flood Warnings Be Issued.

Areal Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Yoakum
  • Cochran

Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through This Evening
The Flood Watch Continues For
- A Portion Of Northwest Texas Including The Following
Areas Bailey Cochran Crosby Dickens Floyd Garza Hale
Hockley Kent Lamb Lubbock Lynn Motley Terry And
Yoakum.
- Through This Evening
- A Very Moist Airmass Will Remain Across The Texas South Plains
Region Today As A Weak Upper Level Disturbance With Tropical
Connections Remains Overhead. The Combination Will Bring The
Potential For Intermittent Periods Of Heavy Rainfall Into This
Evening. Additional Rain Totals Of 1 To 2 Inches Will Be
Possible With Locally Higher Amounts. Runoff Will Be Enhanced
With Wet Grounds Less Able To Hold Additional Rainfall Causing A
Risk Of Areal Flooding Or Localized Flash Flooding.
- Areal Flooding Will Be Possible In Poor Drainage Areas
Including Low Lying Roadways Near Playa Lakes..and Along
Creeks And Draws. Pockets Of Flash Flooding Will Be Possible
With The Most Intense Rain In Areas Prone To Rapid Runoff Such
As The Edge Of The Caprock Escarpment.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flood Watch Means There Is A Potential For Flooding Based On
Current Forecasts.
You Should Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Alert For Possible
Flood Advisories And Warnings. Those Living In Areas Prone To
Flooding Should Be Prepared To Take Action Should Flooding
Develop.