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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
312 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
AND FAR WEST TEXAS THROUGH MONDAY...

.MOISTURE IS ON THE INCREASE ACROSS FAR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHERN NEW
MEXICO YET AGAIN. ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL RESIDE OVER THE AREA
OVERNIGHT AND MONDAY INCREASING CHANCES OF WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAINFALL. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP WITH THE AID OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY...AN UPPER
DISTURBANCE...AND A PASSING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. THE GROUND REMAINS
MOIST FROM PREVIOUS HEAVY RAINS OF A FEW DAYS AGO...SO RUNOFF WILL
BE RAPID AND ABOVE NORMAL. FLOODING ALONG DRAINAGES...ARROYOS...SMALL
STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY. URBAN
AREAS MAY SEE STREET FLOODING AND PONDING OF WATER IN POORLY
DRAINED LOW LYING AREAS. THE HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL WILL DIMINISH
MONDAY NIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY.

NMZ401>403-407>413-TXZ418>424-221100-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FF.A.0011.000000T0000Z-140923T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
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-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...
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...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
312 PM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST
  TEXAS. IN NEW MEXICO COUNTIES INCLUDE...HIDALGO...GRANT...SIERRA
  LUNA...DONA ANA...AND OTERO. IN TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDE...EL PASO
  AND HUDSPETH.

* THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL OCCUR
  OVER THE AFFECTED AREA THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD
  RAIN AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS
  WILL FALL ON ALREADY SATURATED SOIL...RESULTING IN
  CONSIDERABLE RUNOFF.

* NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS...STREAMS...AND RIVER COULD BE QUICKLY
  FILLED WITH FAST MOVING WATER...MUD AND DEBRIS. LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE. FLOODING OF STREETS...
   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.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1100 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-221700-
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-
1100 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

MOISTURE ON THE RISE AGAIN TODAY AS BOTH LOW LEVELS AND MID LEVELS
IMPORT ADDITIONAL MOISTURE INTO THE BORDERLAND. IN ADDITION...A
NUMBER OF FEATURES...DISTURBANCE...TROUGH...FRONT...WILL MOVE
INTO THE AREA TO HELP CREATE INSTABILITY AND LIFT. THE RESULTS
SHOULD BE A SHARP INCREASE IN SHOWER AND STORM ACTIVITY ACROSS ALL
OF SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS. WITH DEEP
MOISTURE AND SLOW STORM MOTION...HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED. SATURATED
GROUND FROM RECENT EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MEANS QUICK RUNOFF OF
RAINFALL WITH INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING. STREAMS...
CREEKS...WASHES...AND ARROYOS WILL BE QUICK TO RUN. LOW LYING
AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS WILL BE QUICK TO FILL. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH
IS AGAIN IN EFFECT FOR ALL BUT THE BOOTHEEL UNTIL 6AM MONDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING CONTINUES MONDAY AS THE FRONT STALLS
OVER THE REGION AND AN UPPER TROUGH PASSES TO OUR NORTH. DRYING
ALOFT BEHIND THE PASSING TROUGH ON TUESDAY AND A LACK OF FOCUS
FEATURES SHOULD MEAN A SHARP REDUCTION IN RAIN AND STORM CHANCES
AND COVERAGE TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. DURING THIS PERIOD WE SHOULD
SEE THE TYPICAL PATTERN OF ISOLATED TO SCATTERED MOUNTAIN STORMS
FOLLOWED LATER IN THE DAY BY ISOLATED LOWLAND STORMS. SATURDAY WE
WATCH ANOTHER PACIFIC TROUGH INBOUND FROM THE WEST THAT LOOKS TO
SPARK A PERIOD OF INCREASED STORMS SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AS IT PASSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

BIRD






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