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Texas, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties

Flash Flood Warning

Statement as of 1:28 PM MDT on September 22, 2014

Expires 5:30 PM EDT on September 22, 2014

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
eastern El Paso County in southwest Texas...
northwestern Hudspeth County in southwest Texas...

* until 330 PM MDT

* at 123 PM MDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
slow moving showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall
were tracking north across eastern El Paso County from just north
of Fabens to Lake West estates through Montana Vista and over
over Hueco Tanks. Rainfall rates of one inch per hour will be
common with these storms with 1 to 3 inches of rainfall possible.
Flooding of arroyos... washes... urban drainages and ponding of
water over low lying areas may lead to significant flooding... some
of it life-threatening.

* Locations impacted include...
Horizon City...
Indian cliffs ranch...
Agua Dulce...
Loma Linda...
San Elizario...
Montana Vista...
Colonia del paso...
lake way estates...
Hueco Tanks...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flooding of low water crossings and low lying areas is likely over
portions of the warned area. Do not attempt to travel across flooded
roads. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry
vehicles away.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban
drainage basins... highways... streets and underpasses as well as other
poor drainage areas and low lying areas.

Lat... Lon 3155 10628 3156 10629 3200 10618 3200 10590
      3152 10599 3153 10625


Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:24 AM MDT on September 22, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on September 23, 2014

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect 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... lowlands of
the bootheel... 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/lower Gila
River valley... southwest desert/Mimbres basin... uplands of the
bootheel... 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 this evening

* scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of
producing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall will occur over
the affected area through midnight. 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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