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WGUS44 KMAF 121544
1044 AM CDT FRI SEP 12 2014

...The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch affecting Brewster County

. Water from upstream will cause extremely high and fast rise into moderate stage, before rapid recession.


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:

The next statement will be issued


1044 AM CDT FRI SEP 12 2014

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch.
* until late tonight, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10AM Friday the stage was 10.9 feet (3.3 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue
  to rise to near 18.2 feet (5.5 meters) by this afternoon.  The
  river will fall below flood stage by this afternoon.
* Impact...At 19.0 feet (5.8 meters), the river reaches major flood
  stage.  Flooding begins to occur upstream in Cottonwood Campground
  at Castolon, as stages at each location are practically synonymous.
  Moderate lowland flooding begins at the gage site, but no damage
  occurs.  The gage is inaccessible, as River Road is impassable at
  several locations.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 19.1 feet (5.8 meters) on
Sep 24 1992.


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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Johnson Ranch  12.0 15.0   10.9   Fri 10 AM  18.2   6.5   5.8   5.2

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Johnson Ranch   3.7  4.6    3.3   Fri 10 AM   5.5   2.0   1.8   1.6


LAT...LON 2900 10349 2912 10340 2915 10312 2896 10305 2895 10338


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