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Flood advisory for burn area and downstream through 9:15 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...
  WEST CENTRAL SIERRA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 915 PM MDT

* AT 611 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED NEW CELLS PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES UP TO .5 ICNHES
  PER HOUR


* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SAN LORENZO...
  EMORY PASS...
  HERMOSA...
  COONEY...
  CAMP THUNDERBIRD...
  FIERRO...
  KINGSTON...
  MIMBRES...
  IRON CREEK CAMPGROUND...
  ROCKY CANYON CAMPGROUND...
  BLACK CANYON CAMPGROUNDS...
  SAPILLO CAMPGROUND...

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER CROSSINGS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RAINFALL CAN QUICKLY TURN DRY DESERT WASHES AND ARROYOS
INTO RAGING RIVERS...EVEN IN AREAS FAR FROM WHERE RAIN HAS FALLEN. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED ARROYOS. SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN CARVE
DEEP CHANNELS IN PREVIOUSLY SHALLOW WASHES...AND WATER CAN BE MUCH
DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. IF YOUR ROUTE BECOMES CUT OFF BY FLOODED
ARROYOS...WAIT FOR FLOOD WATERS TO RECEDE.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. 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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