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New Mexico, Eastern Black Range Foothills

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:31 PM MDT on September 16, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on September 19, 2014

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through midnight Thursday

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* southwest and south central New Mexico. Included are
Hidalgo... Grant... Sierra... Luna... Dona Ana... and Otero counties
in New Mexico. Of special concern will be western Sierra and
eastern Grant counties with excessive runoff from the Black
Range and the mountains of the Gila.

* Through Thursday evening

* several bands of heavy rain are expected ahead of the actual
passage of Odile tonight. Wednesday night and through Thursday
the remnants of Odile are expected to move in from the west to
bring another period of widespread heavy rainfall.

* 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.

Special Statement

Statement as of 11:26 PM MDT on September 16, 2014

Expires 2:30 AM EDT on September 17, 2014

... Showers and isolated thunderstorms increasing over southwestern
New Mexico...

At 1120 PM showers with isolated thunderstorms were increasing
across southwestern New Mexico as they moved northward across the
region. This activity will be moving around the vicinity of
Deming... Lordsburg... Columbus... Silver City... and Separ before 1230
am. Moderate to heavy rains will fall over portions of the area
resulting in minor flooding or the ponding of water on
roads... especially around low water crossings.

Lat... Lon 3289 10897 3290 10734 3178 10734 3178 10820
      3133 10821 3133 10900


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