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Flash Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Eddy
  • Lea

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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Midland/odessa Tx
721 Am Mdt Sun Sep 21 2014
The National Weather Service In Midland Has Issued A
- Flash Flood Warning For
Southern Lea County In Southeast New Mexico
Eastern Eddy County In Southeast New Mexico
- Until 115 Pm Mdt
- At 713 Am Mdt National Weather Service Meteorologists Detected
Storms With Heavy Rain Capable Of Flash Flooding Near Eunice
Moving West Northwest At Around 15 Mph.
- Locations In The Warning Include But Are Not Limited To Lea County
Regional Airport Oil Center Nadine Monument Maljamar
Lovington Knowles Humble City Hobbs Halfway Eunice And
Buckeye. This Rain Will Also Impact Sh 176 Sh 18 And Sh 128.
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.

Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through Monday Afternoon
The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has
Issued A
- Flash Flood Watch 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 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/mimbres
Basin 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 Monday Afternoon
- Scattered To Numerous Showers And Thunderstorms Capable Of
Producing Widespread Moderate To Heavy Rainfall Will Occur Over
The Affected Area Through Monday Afternoon. 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.

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • San Francisco River Valley
  • Chaves County Plains

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through Monday 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 Quay County Roosevelt County San Francisco
River Valley South Central Mountains Southwest Chaves County
And Southwest Mountains.
- Through Monday Evening
- An Upper Level Storm System Over Central California Will Track
Slowly Eastward Today And Pass Through The Central And Southern
Rockies Monday. Ahead Of This System An Extended Period Of
Moist Low Level East Winds Along With A Tap Of Monsoon Moisture
From Mexico Is Expected. The Combination Of These Features Will
Lead To Increased Shower And Thunderstorm Activity And The
Likelihood Of Heavy Rainfall Over The Watch Area.
- Locations Which Have Received Heavy Rainfall Recently Will Be
Most Susceptible To 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.

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

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

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through This Evening
The Flash Flood Watch Continues 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.
- Through This Evening
- An Additional 1 To 2 Inches Of Rain Is Possible In The Watch
Area Today With Isolated Amounts Of 3 To 5 Inches.
- 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.
You Should Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Prepared To Take Action
Should Flash Flood Warnings Be Issued.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Sierra

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An
- Urban And Arroyo Flood Advisory For
Northeastern Luna County In South Central New Mexico
Southwestern Sierra County In North Central New Mexico
- Until 915 Am Mdt
- At 619 Am Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler
Radar Estimated Three Quarters Of An Inch To An Inch And Half Of
Rain Has Fallen In The Past Couple Of Hours.
- Locations Impacted Include
Hillsboro
Lake Valley
Lake Valley In Sierra County
Nutt
Kingston
Uvas Valley
Runoff From This Excessive Rainfall Will Cause Minor Flooding To
Occur Especially Along Small Streams And Near Low Water Crossings.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
In Hilly Terrain There Are Hundreds Of Low Water Crossings Which Are
Potentially Dangerous In Heavy Rain. Do Not Attempt To Travel Across
Flooded Roads. It Only Takes A Few Inches Of Swiftly Flowing Water To
Carry Vehicles Away.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Luna

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An
- Urban And Arroyo Flood Advisory For
Central Luna County In South Central New Mexico
- Until 1030 Am Mdt
- At 731 Am Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated An
Area Of Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler Radar
Estimated That Slow Moving Showers Have Produced One To Two Inches
Of Rain Over Portions Of The Advisory Area With Additional Rain
Expected.
- Locations Impacted Include
Deming
Sunshine
Akela
Spring Canyon State Park
Rock Hound State Park
Runoff From This Rainfall Will Cause Minor Flooding To Occur
Especially Along Small Streams And Near Low Water Crossings.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Excessive Rainfall Can Quickly Turn Dry Desert Washes And Arroyos
Into Raging Rivers Even In Areas Far From Where Rain Has Fallen. Do
Not Attempt To Cross Flooded Arroyos. Swiftly Moving Water Can Carve
Deep Channels In Previously Shallow Washes And Water Can Be Much
Deeper Than It Appears. If Your Route Becomes Cut Off By Flooded
Arroyos Wait For Flood Waters To Recede.
In Hilly Terrain There Are Hundreds Of Low Water Crossings Which Are
Potentially Dangerous In Heavy Rain. Do Not Attempt To Travel Across
Flooded Roads. It Only Takes A Few Inches Of Swiftly Flowing Water To
Carry Vehicles Away.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Lincoln

The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
Southeastern Lincoln County In Central New Mexico
Western Chaves County In Southeast New Mexico
- Until 930 Am Mdt
- At 723 Am Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Heavy Rain From Numerous Slow-moving Showers Redeveloping From
The East Slopes Of The Northern Sacramento Mountains To The
Pecos River Valley Near Roswell Dexter And Hagerman. The
Heaviest Rain Has Fallen Near The Lincoln Chaves County Line
Along The Rio Hondo. Farther North Bluewater Creek Near Arabela
Was Reported To Be Strongly Flowing With Runoff From Heavy Rain
Just After Daybreak. Rainfall Rates Between One Half And One Inch
Per Hour Can Be Expected.
- Strong Flows And High Water Levels Are Expected In Arroyos Small
Streams And Over Low Water Crossings. Rapid Runoff Can Also Be
Expected Immediately Over And Downstream From Wildfire Burn Scars.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Both Localized And Distant Heavy Rainfall Will Create Dangerous Flows
In Arroyos And Over Low Water Crossings. Do Not Attempt To Drive
Through These Waters. Water In Arroyos May Travel Many Miles And Take
Hours To Reach Your Location From Upstream Rain Areas.
The Heavy Rainfall And Slow Movement Of These Storms May Result In
Flooding Of Road Intersections And Low-lying Areas. Waters May Begin
To Run In Normally Dry Arroyos.

Areal Flood Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Yoakum

Flood Watch Now In Effect Through This Evening
The Flood Watch Is Now In Effect For
- A Portion Of Northwest Texas Including The Following Areas
Garza Lynn Terry And Yoakum.
- Through This Evening
- A Very Moist Airmass Is Expected To Remain In Place Across The
Region Today. A Weak Upper Level Disturbance Also Remains In
The Region And Is Expected To Bring A Continued Chance Of Rain
With The Best Chances Of Flood Producing Rain Over The Southern
South Plains And Points Farther South In The Permian Basin And
Southeast New Mexico.
- 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.