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WGUS84 KEPZ 280343
FLSEPZ

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
943 PM MDT WED AUG 27 2014

NMC051-280745-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FA.Y.0152.140828T0343Z-140828T0745Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SIERRA NM-
943 PM MDT WED AUG 27 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED AN

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  WEST CENTRAL SIERRA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 145 AM MDT

* AT 940 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL SLOWLY TRACKING EAST OFF THE
  BLACK MOUNTAINS INTO WESTERN AND CENTRAL SIERRA COUNTY. THESE
  STORMS WERE TRACKING DOWN THE SECO AND ANIMAS CREEK DRAINAGES.
  THESE DRAINAGES GOT HEAVY RAIN EARLIER WEDNESDAY AND ARE NOW PRONE
  TO PRODUCING EXCESSIVE RUNOFF. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT ONE TO
  TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN WITH MORE TO FALL BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  CABALLO...

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO
CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT
ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE
FLOOD WATERS.

&&

LAT...LON 3304 10728 3297 10730 3301 10750 3299 10760
      3301 10779 3312 10784 3310 10752

$$

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