Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
716 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in New
Mexico...

  Pecos River near Artesia 6E affecting Eddy County

.Runoff from locally heavy rainfall will lead to steady rises on the
Pecos River at Artesia. The river is expected to reach flood stage of
12.5 feet this evening and crest slightly above 13 feet midday Wednesday.
A return to normal flow can be expected Thursday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if
traveling through this area.  Vehicle-related fatalities are the
number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas and New Mexico.
If you encounter a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to
cross it.  You and your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing
floodwaters.  Turn around, don`t drown!

River levels are high.  Ranchers and farmers should move livestock
and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits.

Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could
significantly change the present forecast stage.

Additional information is available at:  www.weather.gov/midland

The next statement will be issued

&&

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616 PM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Thursday afternoon...The Flood
Warning continues for
  the Pecos River near Artesia 6E.
* until Thursday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* Flood stage is 12.5 feet (3.8 meters).
* Impact...At 13.5 feet (4.1 meters), the river reaches the floor of
  the instrument shelter.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) on
Jul 18 1991.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Wed   Wed   Wed   Wed
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Artesia 6E     12.0 12.5      M   M          12.9  13.2  13.3  13.1

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Wed   Wed   Wed   Wed
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Artesia 6E      3.7  3.8      M   M           3.9   4.0   4.1   4.0

&&

LAT...LON 3297 10443 3297 10423 3285 10425 3265 10423 3264 10443


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