Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
302 PM CDT MON MAY 18 2015

...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO...UPPER TRANS PECOS AND THE PERMIAN BASIN...

.SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
GENERALLY EAST OF THE HIGHER TERRAIN REGIONS. THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO SPREAD EASTWARD TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH THE
MORNING HOURS...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WATCH AREAS. SOME LOCATIONS
RECEIVED HEAVY RAIN OVER THE PAST WEEK AND ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN
WILL RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING. FLOODING IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS AT
NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE FLOODED AREAS.

NMZ028-029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-190900-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-
SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-
HOWARD-MITCHELL-REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-
WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...TATUM...HOBBS...
LOVINGTON...EUNICE...JAL...SEMINOLE...LAMESA...SNYDER...ANDREWS...
STANTON...BIG SPRING...COLORADO CITY...PECOS...MENTONE...
RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...
MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE
302 PM CDT MON MAY 18 2015 /202 PM MDT MON MAY 18 2015/

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND
  TEXAS...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST NEW
  MEXICO...CENTRAL LEA COUNTY...EDDY COUNTY PLAINS...NORTHERN
  LEA COUNTY AND SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY. IN TEXAS...ANDREWS...
  BORDEN...CRANE...DAWSON...ECTOR...GAINES...GLASSCOCK...
  HOWARD...LOVING...MARTIN...MIDLAND...MITCHELL...REAGAN...
  REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS...SCURRY...UPTON...WARD
  AND WINKLER.

* THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 3 INCHES.

* RAPID RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING OF
  FLOOD PRONE AND URBAN AREAS.

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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