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Thunderstorms threatening Silver Fire Burn Area

EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS NM-SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES
VALLEY NM-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE NM-
346 PM MDT TUE JUL 2 2013...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS THREATENING WESTERN SIERRA AND NORTHEASTERN
GRANT COUNTIES THROUGH 430 PM MDT...AT 340 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE TRACKING
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WINSTON...MOVING SOUTH AT
25 MPH.PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS
STORM...ALONG WITH HEAVY RAIN. THIS STORM IS HEADING INTO THE SILVER
BURN AREA AND HAS A POTENTIAL TO CREATE FLASH FLOODING OVER THE NEXT
HOUR IF IT MAINTAINS ITS CURRENT TRACK AND INTENSITY. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SAN LORENZO...
  KINGSTON...
  IRON CREEK CAMPGROUND...

THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.TORRENTIAL RAIN MAY FLOOD LOW LYING AREAS SUCH AS DITCHES AND
UNDERPASSES. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE ON A FLOODED ROADWAY.

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...
  WEST CENTRAL SIERRA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...* UNTIL 715 PM MDT* AT 409 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED   
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA WHICH
  INCLUDES THE SILVER BURN SCAR. RADAR INDICATES THE POTENTIAL FOR A
  HALF TO THREE-QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF RAIN WILL FALL ACROSS MUCH OF
  THE BURN AREA. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  HILLSBORO...
  SAN LORENZO...
  KINGSTON...
  IRON CREEK CAMPGROUND...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE
YOU ARE RELATIVE TO STREAMS...RIVERS...OR CREEKS WHICH CAN BECOME
KILLERS IN HEAVY RAINS. CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD AVOID STREAMS OR
CREEKS AND MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

 

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