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Flash Flood Warning in Mimbres 070713 1:35 p.m.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
139 PM MDT SUN JUL 7 2013THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 730 PM MDT

* AT 135 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED   
  SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG THE       
  WESTERN EDGE OF THE SILVER FIRE BURN SCAR. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL   
  WAS OCCURRING IN THE UPPER MIMBRES AND MCKNIGHT CANYON DRAINAGES   
  WHERE AROUND ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES.
  EARLIER RAINFALL OF ABOUT A HALF INCH HAS ALREADY FALLEN FURTHER   
  UPSTREAM ALONG THE WEST SLOPES OF THE BLACK RANGE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  CAMP THUNDERBIRD...
  MIMBRES...

LOW WATER CROSSINGS ALONG THE MIMBRES RIVER ROUGHLY BETWEEN FOREST

ROAD 150 AND JUST NORTH OF SAN LORENZO ARE LIKELY TO BECOME
IMPASSABLE AND FILLED WITH BLACK WATER AND DEBRIS.

WATER MAY TAKE 2
TO 4 HOURS TO REACH THIS AREA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

.DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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