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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
335 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

...HEAVY RAINS WITH FLASH FLOODING POTENTIAL FOR TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

.A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS IS IN PLACE OVER SOUTHERN NEW
MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS. PORTIONS OF THE AREA HAVE ALREADY
RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL THE LAST FEW DAYS...RESULTING IN SATURATED
SOIL CONDITIONS. A FRONTAL BOUNDARY OVER EL PASO AND OTERO
COUNTIES WILL CONTINUE MOVING WEST TONIGHT AND HELP INITIATE
FURTHER SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA. WITH
ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN PLACE...STORMS WILL BE ABLE TO PRODUCE HEAVY
RAINFALL. EXCESSIVE RAIN RUNOFF WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
FLOODING ALONG DRAINAGES...ARROYOS AND SMALL STREAMS.
ADDITIONALLY...POORLY DRAINED LOW LYING AREAS AND ROADS WILL SEE
INCREASED PONDING OF WATER. THIS MOIST RAINY PATTERN WILL PERSIST
THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY...AND LIKELY INTO SUNDAY.

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-011300-
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UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-SIERRA COUNTY LAKES-
NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY-SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-
CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN-SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN-
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-OTERO MESA-
WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY-EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY-
NORTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS-SALT BASIN-
SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...
WINSTON...TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...SPACEPORT...GARFIELD...
HATCH...RADIUM SPRINGS...LAS CRUCES...VADO...SUNLAND PARK...
ALAMOGORDO...TULAROSA...WHITE SANDS MONUMENT...OROGRANDE...
WHITE SANDS RANGE HEADQUARTERS...CHAPARRAL...MESCALERO...
MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...
MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...PINON...CROW FLATS...DOWNTOWN...
WEST EL PASO...UPPER VALLEY...FORT BLISS...SOCORRO...
EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO...HUECO TANKS...LOMA LINDA...
DELL CITY...CORNUDAS...SALT FLAT...SIERRA BLANCA...FABENS...
TORNILLO...FORT HANCOCK
335 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES 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 SATURDAY MORNING

* WIDESPREAD AREAS OF RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES...WITH A FEW
  AREAS POSSIBLY TOTALING 4-5 INCHES...THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS AND STREAMS COULD BE QUICKLY FILLED WITH
  FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER CROSSING
  ROADWAYS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE. FLOODING OF POORLY DRAINED
  STREETS AND INTERSECTIONS IS POSSIBLE FOR 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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