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FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1125 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

NMC015-241630-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FA.W.0029.140924T0425Z-140924T1630Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
EDDY-
1025 PM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
  EDDY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 1030 AM MDT WEDNESDAY/1130 AM CDT WEDNESDAY/

* AT 1021 PM MDT...LITTLE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL HAS OCCURRED IN EDDY
  COUNTY OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
  INDICATE THAT MULTIPLE ROADS REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER
  RESULTING FROM RUNOFF OF VERY HEAVY RAINFALL THAT OCCURRED OVER
  THE LAST FEW DAYS. FLOODING OF SECONDARY ROADS IN EDDY COUNTY IS
  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER... ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

FOR ROAD CONDITIONS IN NEW MEXICO...PLEASE CALL THE NEW MEXICO
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AT 1 800 432 4269...OR VISIT
HTTP://NMSHTD.STATE.NM.US/ROAD-INFO.

&&

LAT...LON 3297 10484 3297 10381 3253 10381 3252 10372
      3200 10372 3200 10485

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
716 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in New
Mexico...

  Pecos River near Artesia 6E affecting Eddy County

.Runoff from locally heavy rainfall will lead to steady rises on the
Pecos River at Artesia. The river is expected to reach flood stage of
12.5 feet this evening and crest slightly above 13 feet midday Wednesday.
A return to normal flow can be expected Thursday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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:  www.weather.gov/midland

The next statement will be issued

&&

NMC015-241616-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FL.W.0022.000000T0000Z-140925T1942Z/
/ATSN5.1.ER.000000T0000Z.140924T1800Z.140925T0742Z.NO/
616 PM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Thursday afternoon...The Flood
Warning continues for
  the Pecos River near Artesia 6E.
* until Thursday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* Flood stage is 12.5 feet (3.8 meters).
* Impact...At 13.5 feet (4.1 meters), the river reaches the floor of
  the instrument shelter.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) on
Jul 18 1991.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Wed   Wed   Wed   Wed
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Artesia 6E     12.0 12.5      M   M          12.9  13.2  13.3  13.1

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Wed   Wed   Wed   Wed
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Artesia 6E      3.7  3.8      M   M           3.9   4.0   4.1   4.0

&&

LAT...LON 3297 10443 3297 10423 3285 10425 3265 10423 3264 10443


$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
725 PM MST TUE SEP 23 2014

AZZ004>018-037>040-240700-
KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-
OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
725 PM MST TUE SEP 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...
NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

EXPECT FAIR WEATHER TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

FROM FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...A STORM SYSTEM FROM THE WEST WILL
INTERACT WITH RETURNING MOISTURE TO BRING A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS TO NORTHERN ARIZONA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
322 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-240830-
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
322 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT...MAINLY
OVER THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE NORTHEASTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE. SEVERE
WEATHER IS GENERALLY NOT EXPECTED...BUT A FEW STORMS COULD PRODUCE
BRIEF LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WIND GUSTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF THE PANHANDLES WEDNESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. NO ORGANIZED OR WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...BUT A FEW STORMS MAY PRODUCE HAIL UP TO ONE INCH IN
DIAMETER...LOCALIZED DAMAGING WINDS AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
219 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-241930-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-
LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-
DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-
BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
219 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014 /119 PM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO...SOUTHWEST TEXAS AND WEST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EDDY COUNTY PLAINS AND
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS UNTIL 7 PM CDT/6 PM MDT. THERE IS ONLY A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON
AND TONIGHT, HOWEVER ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IN EDDY COUNTY, OR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS, COULD RESULT IN ADDITIONAL FLOODING.

ELEVATED FLOWS COULD OCCUR ALONG THE RIO GRANDE THROUGH TONIGHT DUE
TO POSSIBLE RELEASES FROM RESERVOIRS IN MEXICO.  ARROYOS ACROSS
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, SUCH AS THE RIO PENASCO, COULD RUN HIGH DUE TO
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES...WARNINGS...ADVISORIES...
AND STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
MIDLAND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT /LOWER CASE/
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MIDLAND

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
557 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

NMZ501>540-241200-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
557 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED. WHILE A LOWER THREAT
THAN MONDAY...A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY STILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
RAIN ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND POSSIBLY ACROSS THE
NORTHERN GILA REGION OF CATRON COUNTY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

ON WEDNESDAY A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS...SMALL
HAIL AND BRIEF HEAVY RAIN MAY DEVELOP FROM THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ON EAST AND SOUTHEAST TO THE NORTHEAST
AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS...MAINLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40. THE BEST
CHANCE WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
350 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-241000-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
350 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

PATCHY FOG IN LOW-LYING AREAS AND VALLEY BOTTOMS...ALONG WITH
ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS...WILL DECREASE VISIBILITY ALONG ROADS IN
WESTERN COLORADO THIS MORNING.

OTHERWISE...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP THURSDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE HIGHER
PEAKS OF THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...AND THE CENTRAL
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE MOUNTAINS.

THE THREAT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE FRIDAY
THROUGH MONDAY AS THE NEXT PACIFIC STORM MOVES THROUGH THE AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

CC/EH

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