Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
856 PM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW affecting Presidio County

.Thunderstorms developed late this afternoon northwest of Presidio.
Additional rainfall has resulted in the continuation of the Flood
Warning which is now in effect until Saturday 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 Saturday morning.

&&

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856 PM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning...The Flood Warning
continues for
  the Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW.
* until Saturday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8PM Friday the stage was 9.3 feet (2.8 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 11.0 feet (3.4
  meters) by after midnight tomorrow.  The river will fall below
  flood stage tomorrow morning.
* Impact...At 12.0 feet (3.7 meters), water reaches the base of the
  levees.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.1 feet (3.1 meters) on
Sep 20 2013.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 6WNW   6.0  9.0    9.3   Fri  8 PM   5.1   5.1   5.0   4.9

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 6WNW   1.8  2.7    2.8   Fri  8 PM   1.6   1.6   1.5   1.5

&&

LAT...LON 2975 10465 2980 10451 2963 10437 2951 10446 2957 10453


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