New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Lea
  • Eddy

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-ANDREWS-MARTIN-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
WARD-CRANE-UPTON-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PECOS-
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP...TATUM...HOBBS...LOVINGTON...EUNICE...JAL...
SEMINOLE...LAMESA...ANDREWS...STANTON...VAN HORN...PECOS...
MENTONE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...MONAHANS...CRANE...
MCCAMEY...RANKIN...ALPINE...FORT DAVIS...FORT STOCKTON...
PRESIDIO...MARFA...BIG BEND NP...MARATHON...DRYDEN...SANDERSON...
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
433 AM CDT MON AUG 29 2016 /333 AM MDT MON AUG 29 2016/

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

* HEAVY RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* 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...DONT 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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Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Lea

LEA NM-GAINES TX-
125 AM CDT MON AUG 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
LEA COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO...
GAINES COUNTY IN WESTERN TEXAS...

* UNTIL 730 AM CDT MONDAY/630 AM MDT MONDAY/

* AT 121 AM CDT/1221 AM MDT/...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY
RAINFALL OVER SOUTHERN GAINES COUNTY...AND LIGHT TO MODERATE
RAINFALL OVER THE REST OF GAINES COUNTY AND OVER LEA COUNTY IN NEW
MEXICO. TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN OVER SEVERAL
LOCATIONS SINCE 900 PM MDT...SO HIGH WATER WILL BE SLOW TO RECEDE.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
HOBBS...LOVINGTON...SEMINOLE...DENVER CITY...EUNICE...SEAGRAVES...
JAL...TATUM...CROSSROADS...MCDONALD...KNOWLES...CAPROCK...
JAL AIRPORT...GAINES COUNTY PARK...EUNICE AIRPORT...BUCKEYE...
GAINES COUNTY AIRPORT...OIL CENTER...
MONUMENT AND SEAGRAVES AIRPORT.

THIS INCLUDES LOW WATER CROSSINGS LOCATIONS RR 181 CROSSING
SEMINOLE DRAW...RR 181 CROSSING SEMINOLE DRAW TRIB...RR 1757 CROSSING
SEMINOLE DRAW TRIB...RR 181 CROSSING WARDSWELL DRAW...AND AVE G
CROSSING WARDSWELL DRAW TRIB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

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LAT...LON 3296 10306 3295 10222 3254 10221 3252 10306
3251 10307 3200 10307 3201 10372 3273 10349
3344 10373 3357 10372 3357 10306

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