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Cold front and upper level low pressure expected to cause widespread shower and thunderstrom activity- flood watch for region

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1246 PM MDT SUN JUL 14 2013

...HEAVY RAINS AND FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW
MEXICO AND WESTERN TEXAS...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO AND
WESTERN TEXAS EARLY MONDAY WHILE AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM ENTERS THE REGION FROM THE WEST TOMORROW AND TUESDAY. IN
ADDITION MOIST UNSTABLE AIR WILL FLOW INTO THE AREA. THIS WEATHER
PATTERN WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS RESULTING IN FLASH FLOODING OVER A FEW
LOCATIONS.


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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...
WINSTON
1246 PM MDT SUN JUL 14 2013

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS...LOWLANDS OF
  THE BOOTHEEL...SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY...
  SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE...SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER
  GILA RIVER VALLEY...SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN...UPLANDS
  OF THE BOOTHEEL AND UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY.

* FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

* A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN MEXICO AND
  WESTERN TEXAS EARLY MONDAY WHILE AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
  SYSTEM ENTERS THE REGION FROM THE WEST TOMORROW AND TUESDAY. IN
  ADDITION MOIST UNSTABLE AIR WILL FLOW INTO THE AREA. THIS
  WEATHER PATTERN WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD SHOWER AND
  THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS RESULTING IN
  FLASH FLOODING OVER SOME LOCATIONS.

* HEAVY RAINS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE SILVER FIRE AND WHITEWATER
  BALDY FIRE BURN SCARS RESULTING IN SERIOUS FLOODING OVER
  SURROUNDING LOCATIONS. CREEKS AND DRAINAGES MAY EXPERIENCE
  RAPIDLY RISING WATER FILLED WITH DEBRIS...LOGS AND ASH THAT
  COULD FLOOD AREAS DOWNSTREAM.

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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