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New Mexico, Lowlands of the Bootheel

Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 3:03 PM MDT on September 17, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on September 17, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of nm... including the following areas... eastern
Black Range foothills... lowlands of the bootheel... northern
Dona Ana County... Sierra County lakes... southern Dona Ana
County/Mesilla Valley... southern Gila foothills/Mimbres
valley... southwest desert/Mimbres basin and uplands of the
bootheel.

* Through Thursday evening

* scattered showers and thunderstorms today with moderate to
heavy rain. An area-wide increase in rain coverage tonight
through Thursday as the remnants of Odile move across from the
west.

* Normally dry arroyos... streams... and river could be quickly
filled with fast moving water... mud and debris. Low water
crossings will likely become impassable. Several rivers will
likely reach bankful and rise above flood stage. Flooding of
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.





302 PM MDT Wed Sep 17 2014

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
west central Hidalgo County in southwest New Mexico...

* until 500 PM MDT

* at 302 PM MDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area. Doppler
radar estimated from 1 to 1.5 inches of rain had fallen over low areas
in less than one hour.

* Locations impacted include...
Cotton City...
Granite Gap...

Runoff from this excessive 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.


Lat... Lon 3221 10903 3221 10886 3191 10886 3193 10905




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:52 AM MDT on September 17, 2014


The following is a list of significant weather reports from the storm
that has been affecting our area.This summary includes both official
and unofficial observations. Appreciation is extended to cocorahs
precpitation observers... citizen weather observers (cwop)... Skywarn
spotters... and other network operators for sharing their data. This
summary can also be found on our web Page at weather.Gov/elpaso

**********************24 hour rainfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     rainfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

New Mexico

... Dona Ana County...
   16 NW Las Cruces 1.23 700 am 9/17 elev 3973 ft cocorahs
   8 SSW Anthony 1.09 700 am 9/16 elev 3757 ft cocorahs
   11 NE Organ 1.08 701 am 9/17 elev 6138 ft RAWS
   1 SW Santa Teresa 0.98 650 am 9/16 elev 3928 ft cocorahs
   1 NE La Union 0.95 747 am 9/16 elev 3787 ft cwop
   5 WNW Las Cruces 0.92 600 am 9/17 elev 3911 ft cocorahs
   8 WSW Las Cruces 0.92 600 am 9/17 elev 4163 ft cocorahs
   7 WSW Las Cruces 0.91 700 am 9/17 elev 4092 ft cocorahs
   1 se Santa Teresa 0.91 800 am 9/16 elev 3800 ft cocorahs
   5 NW Santa Teresa 0.90 700 am 9/16 elev 3829 ft cocorahs
   1 SSE Santa Teresa 0.88 700 am 9/16 elev 3810 ft cocorahs
   1 NNE Chamberino 0.87 700 am 9/16 elev 3815 ft cocorahs
   6 W Las Cruces 0.84 700 am 9/17 elev 3983 ft cocorahs
   Lookout Peak 0.70 752 am 9/17 elev 5655 ft cwop
   2 SW Dona Ana 0.60 758 am 9/17 elev 3921 ft cwop
   2 WSW Las Cruces 0.58 800 am 9/16 elev 4032 ft cocorahs
   7 ESE Hatch 0.57 700 am 9/17 elev 4104 ft cocorahs
   Condron field 0.56 800 am 9/16 elev 3914 ft wsmr
   4 WNW Las Cruces 0.55 628 am 9/17 elev 3916 ft cocorahs
   5 NNW Las Cruces 0.54 715 am 9/17 elev 4193 ft cocorahs
   4 NW Las Cruces 0.54 753 am 9/17 elev 3901 ft cwop
   4 W Las Cruces 0.54 700 am 9/17 elev 3912 ft cocorahs
   4 SSE Las Cruces 0.53 630 am 9/17 elev 4081 ft cocorahs
   3 NW Las Cruces 0.53 630 am 9/17 elev 4012 ft cocorahs
   5 se Jornada range 0.53 800 am 9/17 elev 4360 ft scan
   1 SSE Dona Ana 0.50 751 am 9/17 elev 3986 ft cwop

... Grant County...
   17 E san lorezno 1.58 700 am 9/17 elev 5728 ft cocorahs
   14 SSW Silver City 1.51 700 am 9/17 elev 5956 ft cocorahs
   4 se Mimbres 1.16 800 am 9/17 elev 5837 ft cocorahs
   1 W Mule Creek 0.98 700 am 9/17 elev 5253 ft cocorahs
   Bayard 0.98 740 am 9/17 elev 5837 ft cocorahs
   29 W Deming 0.91 700 am 9/17 elev 4521 ft cocorahs
   4 S Silver City 0.89 700 am 9/17 elev 5735 ft cocorahs
   Tyrone 0.83 630 am 9/17 elev 5763 ft cocorahs
   2 NNW Silver City 0.83 630 am 9/17 elev 6145 ft cocorahs
   3 se Silver City 0.75 800 am 9/17 elev 5850 ft cocorahs
   3 SW Silver City 0.70 530 am 9/17 elev 5942 ft cocorahs
   1 WSW Silver City 0.65 700 am 9/17 elev 6072 ft cocorahs
   Silver City 0.61 600 am 9/17 elev 5997 ft cocorahs
   ksvc 0.60 755 am 9/17 elev 5443 ft AWOS
   1 NE Silver City 0.60 746 am 9/17 elev 6065 ft cwop
   3 NNW Silver City 0.56 747 am 9/17 elev 6200 ft cwop
   24 SSW Silver City 0.55 800 am 9/17 elev 6256 ft cocorahs
   1 SSW Pinos Altos 0.55 750 am 9/17 elev 6835 ft cwop
   6 N Silver City 0.55 700 am 9/17 elev 6650 ft cocorahs
   12 E Redrock 0.52 759 am 9/17 elev 6965 ft RAWS

... Hidalgo County...
   Antelope Wells 1.78 900 am 9/17 elev 4665 ft coop

... Luna County...
   4 se Deming 2.02 700 am 9/17 elev 4270 ft cocorahs
   3 S Deming 1.96 730 am 9/17 elev 4304 ft cocorahs
   kdmn 1.83 753 am 9/17 elev 4314 ft ASOS
   2 S Deming 1.40 700 am 9/17 elev 4314 ft cocorahs
   20 W Columbus 1.35 700 am 9/17 elev 4537 ft cocorahs
   1 SSW Deming 1.30 700 am 9/17 elev 4324 ft cocorahs
   5 S Deming 1.20 700 am 9/17 elev 4291 ft cocorahs
   8 SSW Deming 0.78 700 am 9/17 elev 4302 ft cocorahs
   9 se Deming 0.76 600 am 9/17 elev 4508 ft cocorahs
   12 WSW Deming 0.76 600 am 9/17 elev 4377 ft cocorahs
   16 WSW Deming 0.76 600 am 9/17 elev 4356 ft cocorahs
   4 NNW Columbus 0.75 800 am 9/17 elev 4192 ft cocorahs
   19 NNE Deming 0.67 700 am 9/17 elev 4183 ft cocorahs
   6 SSW Deming 0.63 646 am 9/17 elev 4324 ft cocorahs
   16 ESE Deming 0.60 700 am 9/17 elev 4101 ft cocorahs
   1 SSW sunshine 0.59 800 am 9/17 elev 4250 ft cwop
   6 WSW Deming 0.58 635 am 9/17 elev 4385 ft cocorahs
   13 S Deming 0.54 700 am 9/17 elev 4215 ft cocorahs

... Otero County...
   5 W High Rolls 1.64 740 am 9/17 elev 6601 ft cocorahs
   2 se Alamogordo 1.61 700 am 9/17 elev 4524 ft cocorahs
   1 se High Rolls 1.61 700 am 9/17 elev 6765 ft cocorahs
   19 WNW Tularosa 1.19 800 am 9/17 elev 4025 ft wsmr
   1 E Tularosa 1.12 800 am 9/17 elev 4573 ft cocorahs
   Cloudcroft 1.04 700 am 9/16 elev 8881 ft cocorahs
   1 SW High Rolls 1.03 756 am 9/17 elev 6841 ft cwop
   5 NE Cloudcroft 0.93 800 am 9/16 elev 8327 ft cocorahs
   9 W Tularosa 0.84 800 am 9/17 elev 4050 ft wsmr
   1 NNW Cloudcroft 0.84 700 am 9/16 elev 8839 ft cocorahs
   Mescalero 0.83 741 am 9/17 elev 6227 ft RAWS
   1 E Cloudcroft 0.75 753 am 9/16 elev 8681 ft cwop
   2 S Cloudcroft 0.56 700 am 9/17 elev 8723 ft cocorahs
   3 WNW Mayhill 0.53 700 am 9/17 elev 7262 ft cocorahs
   9 NE High Rolls 0.51 700 am 9/17 elev 6650 ft cocorahs
   2 NE Alamogordo 0.51 700 am 9/17 elev 4528 ft cocorahs

... Sierra County...
   Hillsboro 2.23 700 am 9/17 elev 5266 ft cocorahs
   1 NE Elephant Butte 0.95 700 am 9/17 elev 4509 ft cocorahs
   Chloride 0.91 800 am 9/17 elev 6360 ft cocorahs
   1 SSE Winston 0.90 800 am 9/17 elev 6181 ft cocorahs
   1 SW truth or conseq 0.88 800 am 9/17 elev 4314 ft cocorahs
   ktcs 0.87 753 am 9/17 elev 4859 ft ASOS
   16 NNW Northrup stri 0.84 800 am 9/17 elev 4058 ft wsmr

Texas

... El Paso County...
   11 WNW El Paso 1.41 700 am 9/16 elev 3767 ft cocorahs
   10 NE El Paso 1.30 756 am 9/16 elev 3940 ft cwop
   7 W El Paso 1.30 700 am 9/16 elev 3938 ft cocorahs
   5 NNE El Paso 1.24 700 am 9/16 elev 3930 ft cocorahs
   2 W El Paso 1.20 700 am 9/16 elev 4433 ft cocorahs
   5 N El Paso 1.16 700 am 9/16 elev 4039 ft cocorahs
   3 NNE El Paso 1.16 700 am 9/16 elev 3921 ft cocorahs
   4 SSW El Paso 1.14 700 am 9/16 elev 3974 ft cocorahs
   2 NW El Paso 1.10 700 am 9/16 elev 4236 ft cocorahs
   8 WNW El Paso 1.09 700 am 9/16 elev 3997 ft cocorahs
   9 WNW El Paso 1.06 700 am 9/16 elev 3839 ft cocorahs
   6 NNW El Paso 1.06 751 am 9/16 elev 4500 ft cwop
   6 N El Paso 0.97 700 am 9/16 elev 4127 ft cocorahs
   6 SW El Paso 0.95 700 am 9/16 elev 4084 ft cocorahs
   9 W El Paso 0.93 700 am 9/16 elev 3761 ft cocorahs
   1 WSW El Paso 0.88 700 am 9/16 elev 4167 ft cocorahs
   2 SSW El Paso 0.87 700 am 9/16 elev 4005 ft cocorahs
   7 NNW El Paso 0.85 752 am 9/16 elev 4370 ft cwop
   Anthony 0.82 800 am 9/16 elev 3837 ft cocorahs
   5 W El Paso 0.82 700 am 9/16 elev 4335 ft cocorahs
   8 SW El Paso 0.80 700 am 9/16 elev 3853 ft cocorahs
   6 WNW El Paso 0.78 633 am 9/16 elev 4364 ft cocorahs
   3 SSW El Paso 0.77 601 am 9/16 elev 3972 ft cocorahs
   1 ENE Anthony 0.76 800 am 9/16 elev 3966 ft cocorahs


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