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New Mexico, Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin

Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 2:34 AM MDT on September 22, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 22, 2014

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued an

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
central Hidalgo County in southwest New Mexico...
extreme west central Luna County in south central New Mexico...
south Central Grant County in south central New Mexico...

* until 430 am MDT

* at 233 am MDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area. Doppler
radar estimated one and half to two inches of rain have fallen in
the last hour.

* Locations impacted include...

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause minor flooding to
occur... especially along small streams and near low water crossings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Do not
enter the water. Turn around and move up to higher ground to escape
flood waters.

Lat... Lon 3244 10823 3195 10820 3196 10853 3244 10855


312 PM MDT sun Sep 21 2014

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of south central and southwest New Mexico and far West
Texas. In New Mexico counties include... Hidalgo... Grant... Sierra
Luna... Dona Ana... and Otero. In Texas counties include... El Paso
and Hudspeth.

* This evening 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.

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Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory
Arizona - Flash Flood Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Dense Smoke Advisory , Fire Weather Watch
Colorado - Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Special Statement
Maine - Dense Fog Advisory
Massachusetts - High Surf Advisory
Michigan - Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement
Nevada - Dense Smoke Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch
New York - Coastal Hazard Statement
North Carolina - Beach Hazard Statement
Ohio - Coastal Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Coastal Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - High Surf Advisory
Texas - Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Air Quality Alert
Washington - Record Report
Wisconsin - Frost Advisory , Special Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement