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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
657 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

NMZ411-413-TXZ418-419-180215-
EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY TX-SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA
VALLEY NM-SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN NM-WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY TX-
657 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS THREATENING SOUTHERN DONA ANA AND
NORTHWESTERN EL PASO COUNTIES THROUGH 815 PM MDT...

AT 655 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE TRACKING
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST INTO THE AREA.

HEAVY RAINFALL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE
STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MISSION VALLEY...
  EAST EL PASO...
  NORTHEAST EL PASO...
  WEST EL PASO...
  SUNLAND PARK...
  SANTA TERESA
  LAS CRUCES...
  ANTHONY...
  CENTRAL EL PASO...
  EAST MESA...
  TALAVERA...
  FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK...
  KILBOURNE HOLE...

IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES YOUR AREA...TAKE SHELTER IN A
STURDY BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAIN MAY FLOOD LOW LYING AREAS SUCH AS DITCHES AND
UNDERPASSES. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE ON A FLOODED ROADWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3162 10632 3174 10641 3176 10646 3174 10649
      3178 10653 3178 10705 3222 10722 3243 10669
      3162 10616
TIME...MOT...LOC 0056Z 223DEG 15KT 3218 10696

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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
303 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...MOISTURE AND STORM DYNAMICS FROM TROPICAL STORM ODILE TO KEEP
FLASH FLOOD POTENTIAL ELEVATED ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND
FAR WEST TEXAS THROUGH THURSDAY...

.THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ODILE IS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS
THROUGH SOUTHEAST ARIZONA AND WILL TRACK INTO THE GILA REGION
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW IMPORTED A VERY WET
TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE OVER THE BORDERLAND AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM.
WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING RAIN SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
AND FAR WEST TEXAS THROUGH THURSDAY. 2 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS
LIKELY OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED
FOR THE GILA REGION. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF OVER THE GILA REGION WILL
CAUSE THE LEVELS IN THE GILA REGINO TO RISE TO NEAR OR ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE ON THURSDAY.

NMZ403-405>411-180515-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FF.A.0010.000000T0000Z-140919T0600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES 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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...
GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...ANIMAS...HACHITA...ANTELOPE WELLS...
CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...WINSTON...
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...SPACEPORT...GARFIELD...HATCH...
RADIUM SPRINGS...LAS CRUCES...VADO...SUNLAND PARK
303 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...EASTERN
  BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS...LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL...NORTHERN
  DONA ANA COUNTY...SIERRA COUNTY LAKES...SOUTHERN DONA ANA
  COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY...SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES
  VALLEY...SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN AND UPLANDS OF THE
  BOOTHEEL.

* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY WITH MODERATE TO
  HEAVY RAIN. AN AREA-WIDE INCREASE IN RAIN COVERAGE TONIGHT
  THROUGH THURSDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE MOVE ACROSS FROM THE
  WEST.

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVER COULD BE QUICKLY
  FILLED WITH FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE. SEVERAL RIVERS WILL
  LIKELY REACH BANKFUL AND RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING OF
  HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS WILL
  BE POSSIBLE. SOME FLOODING COULD BECOME LIFE THREATENING.
  PEOPLE LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE
  ACTION IF RISING WATER IS SEEN.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1124 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-181730-
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-
1124 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NM AND TX.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.
THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ODILE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE DESERT
SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TOMORROW. HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED
OVER MUCH OF THE AREA...ESPECIALLY IN THE GILA REGION AND
SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO IN GENERAL. RAIN AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ISOLATED HIGHER RAIN AMOUNTS MAY OCCUR. THE
GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED WITH MUCH OF THE RAIN EXPECTED TO BE
RUNOFF. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING ALONG ARROYOS...SMALL
STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS. PONDING OF WATER IN POORLY
DRAINED LOW LYING AREAS AND ROADWAYS IS LIKELY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL SYSTEM ODILE WILL TRACK ACROSS SOUTHERN
AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO ON THURSDAY WITH HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING
LIKELY. THE HIGHEST EXPECTED RAIN AMOUNTS WILL BE BOTH IN THE GILA
REGION AND IN THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAIN AREA WHERE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF
RAIN IS FORECASTED. LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO MAY GET 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS. FAR WEST TEXAS IS NOT IN THE DIRECT PATH OF THE
TROPICAL SYSTEM BUT MAY STILL GET UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IN SOME
AREAS WITH LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE.

RAIN CHANCES WILL DECREASE ON FRIDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE EXIT
THE REGION AND TAKE MUCH OF THE MOISTURE WITH IT. ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE AREA FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. RAINS WILL
VARY FROM LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE WITH A REDUCED FLOODING
THREAT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD REPORT ANY OBSERVED HAZARDOUS WEATHER OR FLOODING
TO THIS OFFICE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.

$$

LUNDEEN






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